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"Access denied" on data CDs


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I have never had this problem before, now all of the sudden, when I create a data CD, I cannot copy any further files to it, even though it is less than 20% full. I am so frustrated right now. I have not changed any settings to cause this, and cannot find any settings that would correct it. What is really odd is that I can copy data files to a CD, completing the process and closing the window, then later, I can copy more, as long as I have not removed the disc from the drive and shut down the computer. If I remove it, and put it in later to copy more files to it, I get the "Access Denied" window. How are they getting "write-protected", if that is what's happening?

I hate my computer when it tells me my access is denied. It's controlling my life in a negative way. I am going through CDs at a ridiculous rate because of this and cannot afford it. Most of the CDs are barely used, then I cannot use them again to fill them up. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!! I need to regain access and stop this problem immediately. What is going on???

(Windows XP Home Edition - using CD-R discs)

Edited by mintchip, 15 February 2009 - 02:07 AM.

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I have just tried copying to the same CDs on my laptop, and the CDs are not write-protected. I had no problem copying to them on that computer. I should have tried this before, but I assumed the problem was with the CDs and that they were closed. Now it seems to be a problem with Windows on my main computer. Why would it be behaving this way?
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It's normal with CD-R disks. You can write to them only until the session is closed.
You need CD-RW disks, if you want to write, delete, re-write, and so on.
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It's normal with CD-R disks. You can write to them only until the session is closed.
You need CD-RW disks, if you want to write, delete, re-write, and so on.

No, it is not normal. What I meant to say is that I thought the discs were "finalized" when I got the message of "access denied". Obviously they were not, if I could still add files to the exact same discs in another computer. Maybe you did not read my post carefully. I was not trying to "rewrite, delete, and so on". RWs are not required to merely add more files to a disc that is not full and has not been finalized, unless the software is set that way. You most certainly CAN write for more than one session on a CD-R if it has space left. As I said, I have been doing it for a long time, with the same computer and same type of CDs, so obviously something else was wrong. Whatever it was, as of yesterday, the problem has mysteriously disappeared and I am able to write to those same CDs that I was denied access to before. I have no idea what caused the glitch, but I'm just glad it's over.
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