dvd says it's full when it's not

October 4, 2010 at 12:26:12
Specs: Windows 7
I recently upgraded my compaq computer to windows 7 from vista. I had a novel I was writing saved on dvd. I can read what I wrote but can save no new content or edit or save. I have used no where near the capacity of this disk, I know it is not ful with 100% certainty. What did I do wrong? Is there a way to recover, still use my saved files on the disk? I tried to copy disk to another cd. I tried to copy files to drive c. I tried to put files on flash drive. I may not be doing these correctly. How can I solve this urgent problem so I can continue writing my book? I am afraid to damage the disk or files as this is my master copy of my novel I have invested 12 years of my life into! other than manually inputting the text back into word and burning another disk?

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October 4, 2010 at 12:34:38
CD's and DVD's don't work that way. You can't put a Word document on a disc, then go back and modify or edit the document.

Now one of the problems you will encounter is that once you burn a file to a CD or DVD is that it will make it a read only file, here is the fix Copy the document back to your hard drive or flash drive, then right click on it and select properties. Then take the check mark out of the box next to Read Only. Now you will be able to modify the document. Then make several backups to different locations if it's that important to you.

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October 4, 2010 at 15:02:12
One problem. Files written to CD and DVD are read only. When copied they remain read only until until the read only attribute is reset. Attributes can be reset in File Properties.

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