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02-05-2003, 03:20 PM
New user of Nero Version 5. Burning files to CD RW however when I go back into them they are in read only format. Am I able to alter the information contained in the file and burn again as opposed to copying the original file, make alterations and save as a subsequent version number.

Any help appreciated.

Iain Walmsley
02-05-2003, 04:27 PM
In a nutshell, no.

CD-RW is still a CD-ROM, ie Read Only Memory. The re-write refers to the ability to wipe the CD empty, and copy something new onto it.

You can never modify the contents in-situ on a CD.


02-05-2003, 05:02 PM
Hi unsure,

The way you have written the data to the CD-RW is the same as a CD-R so if you go to open a file on it it will be read only.
What you need to do is install Nero In-CD (if not already installed)
Then put in a CD-RW disc and double-click on the CD with the red arrow on it (in the System tray by the clock)
Then format the CD-RW (will take a while depending on how fast your burner is) and once this is done you can read & write to the disc like a big floppy drive.