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CDRW process applies read only attribute

By Casemaker ·
Hi,
I have an Engineering house that uses cad. When they burn a file to take home and on the software Prassi and others) applies the read only attribute. They take the files home to work on them and can not save any changes. How can you burn a cd without it applying the read only atribute. I have installed several software programs and it seems to be the same with all. I have heard that this is a Windows problem while researching it but believe there must be a resolution.
Thanks

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by M.J. In reply to CDRW process applies read ...

This might help, not entirely sure, but worth a go:

Go into "dos prompt" and change to the directory with the file in you wish to use. Use the "cd" command for this.

When in the correct directory, edit the atttributes to the file you can notwrite to
eg attrib -r (this should remove the read only attribute from the file).

Another option that might be worth a go, is to go into the properties of the file and make sure it is not set as read only.

I'm not sure your set up , so I can't help further.

Hope this is of some use for you,
let me know

Martyn.

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by Casemaker In reply to CDRW process applies read ...

Thank You!
I am looking for a complete solution that will remove the read only attribute from being applied to the files during the burn process. Doing it your way would be a time consuming and tedious task because we are talking several files andan end user that is not familiar with dos or attribe comands.

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by Alpha-Male In reply to CDRW process applies read ...

Unfortunately, the Read-Only flag is simply a part of the cd writing process. I verified this speaking with 3 different CD-RW manufacturers some time ago to solve a specific problem at the time.

The only real option is to use other media (generally a real pain since not everyone has access to MO or Jaz drives...though zips are common (if they are large enough for your files and inexpensive. The little portable USB drives are a possible solution as well). If you must use CDs, I would use inexpensive CD-Rs, copy the data local to the PC, work on the file then burn it back to disk. I'd use multi-session disks and name your files in a solid naming convention to show which is the latest version. No, it's not an elegant solution at all...butyou can't burn non-read only files to a CD (even a re-writable).

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by Casemaker In reply to CDRW process applies read ...

Thank You!!

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by TheChas In reply to CDRW process applies read ...

As stated, setting the -R attribute is part of the CD standard.

There are numerous programs out there that can reset the attribute for you a little bit quicker than using the DOS or Windows explorer commands.
Check your favorite download site for file utilities.
If you have the users set up a specific folder for these files at home, it is a simple matter to set up a shortcut to clear the -R flag on all files in the folder.
You might even be able to create a copy file script that would copy the file(s) from the CD, and then reset the -R flag.

Also, if you are burning the files to a CD-RW disk, and not using a UDF style program, that may be part of the file save problem.

It is also important that the home systems are using the same revision CD software that you are running in the shop.

Chas

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by Casemaker In reply to CDRW process applies read ...

Thank You!!

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by hjs In reply to CDRW process applies read ...

Alpha and Chas are correct. This is waht I would have them do. Copy the file from the CD to the desktop. Right click on the file and go to properties and take the check out of read only. Do your thing and burn it back the the CDRW drive with the same name. It will over write the file and all is solved. Now if they can do that then I can't help you.

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by Casemaker In reply to CDRW process applies read ...

Thank You!!

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by M.J. In reply to CDRW process applies read ...

Sorry,

Try this, this WILL work, and enable you to read and write to your disk just like any other.

Get a copy of Adaptec Direct CD, format a disk using it then write and rewrite to it as you see fit.

Sorry for the previouse misunderstanding.

Regards,

Martyn.

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by Casemaker In reply to CDRW process applies read ...

Thank You!! This worked.

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