Read-only files

  Truronian 18:54 PM 09 Sep 11
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I have saved some Word and Excel files to CD but now that I want to delete them, I find that they are all shown as "Read-Only" and i am unable to remove them. I have tried the Help files without any joy. Any suggestions, please?

  chub_tor 19:02 PM 09 Sep 11

If you have saved them to a CDR then you cannot delete them as the disks are Record once only. If you have saved them to a CDR/W which can be written to many times then you can delete them although you may have to untick Read only in the files Properties.

  lotvic 19:02 PM 09 Sep 11

All files on a CD-R (or DVD-R) are read only. Think about it, you have permanently burnt the files onto the CD (or DVD)

You will need to use a CD-RW (or DVD-RW) if you want to start erasing and re-burning.

  Truronian 19:36 PM 09 Sep 11

The CDs are marked Verbatim 12x CD-RW. When I click on Properties a box pops up showing a green blob in the "Read - only" box. if I uncheck that and click on Apply, I get a further message telling me "An erroe occurred applying Attributes to the file. Access is denied". What now, please?

  chub_tor 20:38 PM 09 Sep 11

You need to take ownership of the files click Here

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