can't delete read-only files from cd.

November 14, 2010 at 18:30:43
Specs: Windows XP
i try to delete a file from a read-only cd. i have gone to properties. uncheck the read only box. tried to press apply but not allowed to.

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November 14, 2010 at 18:47:56
lol, you can't delete files from a CD

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November 24, 2010 at 16:40:02
FYI, i've successfully deleted docs and music files from other writeable cds. So what could have blocked this file from being deleted?

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November 24, 2010 at 18:13:11
It depends on how the rewiteable CD was configured.
Rewriteable CDs (and CDRs) need to be configured for packet writing before you can treat it similar to a USB or hard drive.
You must have somehow done this before with whatever application you used.

This webpage explains this more in detail:
and here:

Google for "UDF writing on XP" if you want more information on this subject. Google is your friend.

Some common "drag-and-drop" or "drive letter access" recording packages that can generate UDF-format discs are:
B's Clip (from BHA)
DirectCD (from Adaptec/Roxio)
InCD (from Ahead)
PacketCD (from CeQuadrat)
RecordNow MAX, MyCD, PrimoCD, and PrimoDVD (from Veritas)
Write DVD! (from Software Architects)

UDF discs can also be generated by "mastering" software, which is available from many of the same software vendors. The Windows XP built-in CD burning functionality (IMAPI) does not generate UDF.

When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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