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Hello,

I have a DVDRW and would like to delete a file from it or drag a file to it instead of having to erase and burn all the time. Can anybody help?

Thanks In Advance,
kk

P.S. I have XP Pro and Nero 8
 

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You can't do that with DVD-RW media you've already burned - you can only erase the entire contents so the disc can be re-used.

What you need is "packet-writing" software which was popular a few years ago but it proved to be a very unreliable process (data disappearing or data corruption). It allows you to format a CD-RW in a special way so that you could "drag" files to it & remove files from it just as if it was a hard drive or a floppy disk.

Both Roxio and Nero marketed this software under names like "DirectCD" & "InCD" but because the process proved to be so unreliable they both stopped supplying it with their burning packages but InCD is still available on it's own from the Nero website here (it appears to be free):

Nero - Nero 9 - Tools & Utilities

But do be warned. This method of burning to CD/DVD-RW is the most unreliable way of creating your own discs. Convenient yes. Reliable no.
It's no fault of the application, it's the process itself. All packet-writing software is equally unreliable.
I stopped doing it that way for that very reason.
 
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