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To my understanding you can only copy files to a CD-R disc one time and then that's it, you can't manipulate those files any more, and with a CD-RW, you can continuously copy, delete, and do whatever you want with those files, pretty much the same as you could with a floppy or a zip disc. But everytime I copy files to a CD-RW and then go back to add more files to the disc it won't allow me to do it. This time I'm getting a message stating the files on the CD are read only.

A quick lesson on this would be appreciated. I went through the help feature of the program itself and it was useless...I'm using Roxio.
 

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If you want to add more files later, you have to choose an option to either not close the disc or make the disc multisession. When you set up the burn options I believe you can take the "close" disc checkmark out.

I don't have this installed to give you exact instructions, but somewhere you will have the option to make the disc multisession or not close after you burn.
 

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But can you select the not close option and still have the files readable and usable on other systems? I always choose the option upon closing that allows the disc to work on any system.
 

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Some newer cd-rom and dvd drives will read an "un-closed" disc. The best way to do this is try it in the system that you make the disc for. If it works, you are ok. Audio cd's will not play if they are not closed.
 

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well

i use roxio myself, and from what i have seen, yes you can do what you ask.
first i will explain how.

assuming you are trying to use the directcd format utility...

you have to make sure and choose finalize session, but do not finalize CD when you eject the disc.

if you leave the disc as is, then it will only be readable in burners, and only on machines that have that same program on them.

but if you finalize the session, it will read on any drive (with exception of the early 4 speeds)
then when you dont want to add more, finalize the disc.


also, you have to make sure the files arent set to read only.

the worst part about modifying a RW disc, is that the more times you modify it, the more tables of contents there are. and at that point, you have to wait forever for the cd rom to read the disc.

now, if you are using the cd creator, then you wont be able to modify the contents, even if you leave the disc open ended.

what i do is use the RW's untill i am sure i want the disc that way, then i burn it to a normal CD-R disc.

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and also

i happened to learn all about the features of this product by reading the help files, so i am not sure what you arent seeing, perhaps your help files are corrupted.

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