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Changing data on a saved word file on a cdrw


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I have sonic 7.10 record now and when i copy word file to cdrw and then go to file using explorer and try to make changes to word doc it gives me error this is a read only and changes cannot be made, when i try to change the file attributes in properties from read only to archive to archive or hidden it says you cannot make changes , i have gone back to the original word file on my C: and can make changes as desired, what could be the problem?

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I have sonic 7.10 record now and when i copy word file to cdrw and then go to file using explorer and try to make changes to word doc it gives me error this is a read only and changes cannot be made, when i try to change the file attributes in properties from read only to archive to archive or hidden it says you cannot make changes , i have gone back to the original word file on my C: and can make changes as desired, what could be the problem?

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Once you have copied the file to a CD (even if its a CD-RW) you cannot make any changes to the file - CD is not like your hard drive or a floppy. It is read only! You cannot change any attributes of a file on a CD. The CD-RW basically just means that the CD can be erased so you have a "blank" disc again

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;) hey thanks, i thought technology was beyond that, oh well, , have one for me

I have sonic 7.10 record now and when i copy word file to cdrw and then go to file using explorer and try to make changes to word doc it gives me error this is a read only and changes cannot be made, when i try to change the file attributes in properties from read only to archive to archive or hidden it says you cannot make changes , i have gone back to the original word file on my C: and can make changes as desired, what could be the problem?

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;) hey thanks, i thought technology was beyond that, oh well, , :(

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There are a lot of incorrect ideas "out there" regarding optical media (CDs, DVDs) and backing up data. I learned the hard way, and these days use a Flash drive, an External Drive, and/or another computer (I kept the old one(s).)

 

More details here:

http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=12383

(I got it all together in one place. :))

 

Lynn

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;) hey thanks, i thought technology was beyond that, oh well,

Okay... I know I'll be vilified for saying this, but in the name of full disclosure you can use a CD as you want to. The key is that you can't do it terribly reliably. If you format your disc, either CD-R or CD-RW with Drag-To-Disc, then you can drag-and-drop your file to the CD drive, you can open it with Word, save it back to the disc, and if everything works right, and you shut down your machine properly, and/or eject the disc using D2D, your changes will be there.

 

However, if you're not careful, or you're just plain unlucky, at some point during one of these operations, there'll be an error, and you won't be able to access the data on your CD. Any of it, not just the last file you were working with, and you'll need to buy a third party tool to recover your data. Also, if you're using a CD-R disc, each time you make a change and save it, you're using new space on the disc, since the old space cannot be erased and re-used. The disc will fill up, even if there's not that much data on it.

 

So, I'm not advocating this type of usage of recordable CD media.

 

The maxim is, "Never trust your only copy of anything to a D2D written disc."

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