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CD Writer changing files to read-only

By inidaho ·
I have a user with an IBM PC running W2k Pro with a CD Writer running adaptec software. When she copied Lotus Notes and Access data files, (and she indicates all files she copied over), they came across as read only. Any thoughts??

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by DKlippert In reply to CD Writer changing files ...

CDs are generaly considered Read only devices, so file are copied as RO. One way around it is to Zip the files first. The Zip file will have a RO attribute, but the contents won't

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by TheChas In reply to CD Writer changing files ...

Setting the read only, and even the archive bit to on is part of the ISO standard for the CD format.

There are numerous utilities that you can download to bulk change the attributes on files copied from a CD back to normal.

Chas

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by pschuvie In reply to CD Writer changing files ...

The other option is to use the DirectCd portion of the Adaptec software. This sets up the UDF file system on the disk (uses up about 100 mgs of the disk space) and makes it act like a drag and drop drive.

When used on CDRW disks it allows full add delete capacity.

When used on CDR's you can add but not actually physically delete it. The deleted file is just marked as though not there. Oh, there will probably be an error message saying this is not the correct type of media to be doing this with but that really only is meant to be a warning that CDRW's are the preferred and obvious media.

The key is that original file attributes are retained and can then copied back without having to be changed.

Hope this helps.

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by R.W. Grimes In reply to CD Writer changing files ...

Also...

You can change the attributes of many files in a directory (folder) by openning a command prompt window. Change to the directory where the read-only files reside, and then enter the following command:

ATTRIB -r /s /d

The "-r" turns off the read-only attribute.
The "/s" acts upon all the sub-directories.
The "/d" is the drive-id and upper directory to act upon. (Ex. ATTRIB -r /s /c:\Lotus_notes).

If you don't wish to modify the attributes below the specified directory, leave out the "/s" switch.

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