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Old 07-21-2004, 06:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default XP and Saving Files to CD-RW

I've been trying to save word docs and other files to a CD-RW. I have Windows XP Home and I get a message that says I do not have permission to save to the CDRW drive. The message also says that I must cotact the system administrator to get permission.
I'm logged in as the system administrator! I am able to save a file to My Documents on my hard drive and then click and drag to the CDRW drive. However, once the file is written to disc then it becomes a read only file. I have been uable to successfuly save directly to a CD and I've been unsuccessful at changing the file property so that it is not a read only file after I drag it to the disc. I am not currently using a third party burning software, I would like to to all of this within XP. Any help, suggestions, and/or tips would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-21-2004, 09:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What exactly are u trying to do? R u trying to change the attribute of the file on the cd? A file on a cd will allways be read only. U cant change that in any way.

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Old 07-22-2004, 12:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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u cant change file on the CDRW, only can compile the files from your HDD and burn on CDRW.

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Old 07-22-2004, 01:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You would need something like Roxio's Direct CD...this will allow the CD-RW disc to be formated in a way that it acts as a hard drive so you can edit the document in real time rather than just copying the file over.
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Old 07-22-2004, 03:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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cd-rom is read-only memory. if you want to save a new version of your file than save it to hard disk first and replace the file on CD with this one. if using a CD burning program choose to "continue multisession CD" and just drop that new version in. it will prompt to "do you want to replace this file with this one?".
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Old 07-23-2004, 01:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thank you everyone for your feedback. I will use a burning software program. You guys answered my question perfectly. Thanks again.

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