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Reformat CD-R

July 9, 2005 at 09:04:40
Specs: Windows XP, 300S


As a newbee, I inadvertently purchased (100!!) CD-R and would like to know how to format them to R/W so I can put text on them and add/change the contents. Thanks.

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#1
July 9, 2005 at 09:07:41

Short answer,

you can't

CD R is CD R

CD RW is CD RW

Not the same


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#2
July 9, 2005 at 09:14:46

Not possible,
CD-R are Recordable ONLY media!
CD-RW are ReWritable media !

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#3
July 9, 2005 at 09:35:37

CD-Rs are considerably less expensive than the rewritables (at least)

You can do a multi-session burn, but once you're done, that's it.

Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid. -John Wayne


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#4
July 9, 2005 at 11:57:57

The CD-Rs are not a waste. Just adapt to a new way of backing up. Maybe, get a couple of CD-RWs. Use them for interum backups and then copy them to CD-Rs when they are full. With a little ingenuity, you can come up with a good plan.

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#5
July 9, 2005 at 16:35:24

As a favor to jangunder, I'll take those pesky CDRs off his hands for him. I will even contribute a little for postage. Not too much as I'm already doing him a big favor!

Musky
If the voices inside my head paid rent, I'd be rich!


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#6
July 9, 2005 at 20:10:50

Every once in a while this place makes me smile. Now is one of those time. Thanks Musky.

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