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    burning a cd-rw
    I burned a few files on to a cd-rw a while back, and now I want to add some more files to the same cd-rw but when i make a new burn folder and insert the cd-rw it just says i need to insert a blank disc. How can I go about using the same disc so I dont have to waste all the space thats left on the cd?

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    Some one will come along and correct me. You will need to copy all of the data off of the CD-RW and recreae the CD with the old stuff and the new stuff. I have not use the finder and the burn folder, so I don't know the correct process. I normally use Toast.
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    Is there anyway to keep adding files to one disc until its full? Kind of like using a floppy disk. Seems like alot of wasted space on a disc if you can only burn on to it once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtpguy5 View Post
    Is there anyway to keep adding files to one disc until its full? Kind of like using a floppy disk. Seems like alot of wasted space on a disc if you can only burn on to it once.
    Well CD-RW stands for "re-writeable" so technically it is kind of like a floppy, you don't have to throw it away, you can just erase it and re-write to it.

    http://www.sfsu.edu/~helpdesk/FileManagement/mac.htm

    The very bottom of that website explains how to erase a CD-RW with Disk Utility and says you cannot add additional data to the CD, it must be erased first.

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