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Old January 5th, 2006, 06:58 PM
pureluck32 pureluck32 is offline
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Burns to Cd and makes it read only

I am working with a new Dell E510 Windows XP Pro and Lotus123. I want to burn my Lotus files to a CD-RW and take them home to work on them but when I burn the files to Cd-rw it makes them Read Only and I cannot modify them at home. Is there a setting I need to adjust. The file is not read only until it gets written to CD.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 07:43 PM
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Files on CDs are all Read Only. CD-RWs don't work like floppies. That is, you can't edit one file on a CD-RW and save those changes back to the CD without the proper packet-writing software.

If you don't have that software installed, you can save the changed file to the hard drive and then burn it to CD.
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Old January 6th, 2006, 04:44 AM
Cheryl Flanders Cheryl Flanders is offline
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Copy the file back to your hard drive, then right-click the file, select Properties, and clear check next to Read-only. Now you can edit the file.

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Old January 6th, 2006, 01:52 PM
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What you need is a USB drive (key drive, pen drive). They're as cheap as chips and really easy to use...
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Old January 7th, 2006, 08:40 AM
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Sounds like you're burning the RW same as a CD-R.

You need to format the RW first. (I think Dells have "Sonic DLA" to do it?) Otherwise do what Cheryl said.
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