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Okay, first off, I'm not very knowledgeable about computers. I'm a gamer, but ya...thats about it. So, I got a blank CD-RW(from Sony), and saved some stuff on it for a school project. The project is over, and now I want to use it for other things. But its sais its read only, which I never said for it to do. How do I change it to writable again?
 
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right click on the file and go to properties and you will see the attributes. Just uncheck the read-only box.
 

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but it is on the whole cd!!! I cant change it no matter what i do. it doesnt matter now, because i got new cds, but now i have another question...well, my cd drive wont read them...grr, this is annoying! my cd/dvd drive wont read blank cds, it sais nothing is there. how can i fix that?
 

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Change read-only status

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It looks like this read-only status was added when you wrote the very first data to CD.
What I would suggest is that you pop your CD in your drive.
Go to My Computer and click on the CD-drive.
Select your documents on the CD and do right-click copy.
Drop them on your desktop. Now you should be able to work with them.
If you run into another read-only problem (at your document level - when you open them and cannot edit them)
 
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So if we are talking about the cd there is not much we can do about it right now. When burning the software ( nero always does if you have a re-writable cd ) asks you what you would like to do.

CD-R (CD-Recordable) – Permanently save large projects that won’t fit on a floppy. Permanently archive or store any files such as your home or school records. Copy a CD for backup purposes – you are legally allowed to make 1 copy of either a data or music CD for your own backup purposes.

CD-RW (CD-ReWritable) – When you want to keep files temporarily, erase the data and re-write information. To make a practice or test CD before making a permanent copy. source:Ahead Nero
 
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