Windows 10: erase file of of cd r/w disk

Discus and support erase file of of cd r/w disk in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I am not able to erase a file off of a r/w disk. It shows the erase icon on the manage cd, but it won't let you do it for some reason. Thanks for any... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by DaleKopf, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. DaleKopf Win User

    erase file of of cd r/w disk


    I am not able to erase a file off of a r/w disk. It shows the erase icon on the manage cd, but it won't let you do it for some reason. Thanks for any help you can offer.

    :)
     
    DaleKopf, Jul 29, 2020
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  2. How to Erase/Format a Write Protected CD-R on Windows 10

    update: i ended up smashing it with a hammer as it would not snap and i don’t have a shredder.

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    I have an old CD-R that I found and when I went to try to erase the contents of the disc, it said it was write protected. Is there a way to undo the write protect and erase the contents? I tried the Registry solution and that didn't work. I looked at the
    DiskPart solution, but my CD-R didn't appear in the list disk. Both Disk 0 and Disk 1 were too large of capacity to be the CD-R. I think 0 was the hard drive and 1 was the backup external drive. I did find the DVD-Rom drive in the list volume and it was Volume
    0.

    So, what is the best way to get the contents of my CD-R erased? I don't care about using it again... it's going to be recycled if I can removed the contents.

    Thanks for any suggestions or solutions.
     
    TexasChick, Jul 29, 2020
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  3. RMS_123 Win User
    DVD R/W drive only reads data and music CDs and not DVDs

    I tried steps 1 through 5 listed in this article

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...is-not-recognized-by-windows-or-other-program

    The DVD R/W drive is in a Dell XPS 8300 PC and this morning I ran Dell Support Assist.

    The built in drive self test passed as well as the CD Rom test. Could not complete the DVD tests because it doesn't recognize that I inserted a DVD.
     
    RMS_123, Jul 29, 2020
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  4. DaveM121 Win User

    erase file of of cd r/w disk

    Formatting CD-R Disks in Windows 10

    Hi Earlene

    If you are just going to burn files to a CD-R disk, then that does not need to be formatted, that will be done automatically during the burn process, just drag your files onto the disk and click Burn . . .

    If there are files already on that CD-R disk, then you cannot format the disk, because a CD-R disk can only be burned once, it is only CR-RW disks that an be burned multiple times . . .
     
    DaveM121, Jul 29, 2020
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