I want to burn Office files to a CDRW using XP and send the CD to a mate who does my accounts. He will make some alterations to the files and also want to send additional files back to me on the same CD.
When he tries to burn the new files to the same CD, using XP, he can't because it is 'Read Only'
I have changed the attributes when burning the original CD by removing the tick from the 'Read Only' box but it doesn't seem to have any effect.
To be able to alter files on a CD-RW disk you will need to format the disk first using a program like Nero In-CD, Windows writing program will not allow this. Alternatively using a usb flash drive may be easier. click here=
CD-R should be just as usable as XP supports multi-session, i.e. burn a cd using the XP wizard, add files at a later date using the same method. The problem lies in the fact your using different machines with different burners, the Multisession cd that you are able to burn and add to on your machine will only ever be seen as a readable cd-rom by another burner.
The easiest way to do this without dedicated burning software would be for your mate to copy all the files off the cd, erase the cd-rw using the XP wizard, make his alterations and burn back to a freshly formatted CD-RW.