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Saving a file to a CD rom

By sam.wechter ·
I tried saving a data file to a CD-RW rewritable disc.

Although the file is not 'Read Only', that is the way it is saved to the CD rom.

It this normal? If so does that mean I cannot make any changes to the file on the
CD Rom,

Please help.

Sam Wechter

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by SEARogue In reply to Saving a file to a CD rom

Hi Sam, Yes when you copy files to a cd-rom, they will become Read Only. The exception to this is IF you use a re-writeable cd & use it as a disk drive, then you can actually make changes to the data on the cd.

HTH

Best Regards,
Tony

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by cd In reply to Saving a file to a CD rom

There is a program from ADAPTEC, called DirectCD. With this one, you can save and delete files from CD rewritables, you could say, in "real time". However, you can use the CD written with DirectCD only on another PC that has DirectCD already installed.

Otherwise, the written CD rewritable cannot be overwritten with the same file similar to work on a HDD.

Hope this helps.

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by estebandelatorre In reply to Saving a file to a CD rom

Be sure to have a REAL CDRW rewritable cd rom instalaed. It will allows you to change and delete files from it.

The same could be approach but with a writable cd rom, where you can add files, delete them, and also modified them, but as you modifies the file, it became deleted (and letting unusable the physical space where the fileresides) and a new one will be created. The FAT will remain in your HD (and will be used (moved to RAM) when you mount a CD) .
When you finish your CD, the data is burned, several consecuential files are burned, but when you burn the FAT into the CDrom, some of that files will became unaccesable.

CDRW are most expensives (about 10$ each ) and are made of an optical surface (tracking side) and a mangetic side (data side)

Good luck

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by estebandelatorre In reply to Saving a file to a CD rom

Be sure to have a REAL CDRW rewritable cd rom instalaed. It will allows you to change and delete files from it.

The same could be approach but with a writable cd rom, where you can add files, delete them, and also modified them, but as you modifies the file, it became deleted (and letting unusable the physical space where the fileresides) and a new one will be created. The FAT will remain in your HD (and will be used (moved to RAM) when you mount a CD) .
When you finish your CD, the data is burned, several consecuential files are burned, but when you burn the FAT into the CDrom, some of that files will became unaccesable.

CDRW are most expensives (about 10$ each ) and are made of an optical surface (tracking side) and a mangetic side (data side)

Good luck

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