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DVD RW Will Not Erase!


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I have 2 DVD RWs that I want to use to backup files on my syste. However, I can't erase them to put files on and if I just add some files, then the DVD is too full. Anyone know why?

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What are you trying to format them with
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Hi Keith,
If you mean what program, I have the CD writer that is part of WinXP (Roxio CD Creator) as well as Nero. I guess I just don't know what I'm doing. I wrote to the DVD's once already, but I don't get the option to "overwrite" files, just add. The XP one gives me the option to erase, but I get the error message that the files are read-only and can't be deleted.


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Nero should go like this

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You want erase DVD

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Choose the full erase
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Thanks Keith, that works, guess I just need to do what I keep telling my kids to do? LOOK AROUND!

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Thank You for letting me know

If you choose make data DVD then choose add for the files, then check it is set to burn multi session, provided you leave the file / folder name(s) unchhanged on the PC, you can re-insert the disc, click make data DVD, let it run for a minute and it will update the folder(s), adding any additions you have made, then you just click burn to add them to the disc
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Wow .... I DID NOT KNOW THAT! That's even cooler!

Thanks again!

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