Thread: managing cd-rw
08-24-2004, 04:36 PM #1managing cd-rw
Can someone tell me how i can manage a cd-rw, i.e. add docs, delete docs, etc.. The cd was originally created in windows and it is able to be adapted from there but when i try to delete or add items in OSX it says i do not have sufficient priviledge or the cd could not be modified.
It won't even let me erase the entire cd in disk utility??
All help welcome
08-24-2004, 04:46 PM #2iSheepGuest
With CD-RW, you can't actually just write onto them and off them like a floppy disc or hard drive (unless you use some crazy software). When Windows 're-writes' a disc, it copies everything on it, adds the bit you want, and then puts it all back on the disc - you just never notice it because Windows likes to hide things.
10-29-2004, 07:44 PM #3alanramsayGuestA bit Ridiculous is it not?Originally Posted by iSheep
10-29-2004, 11:31 PM #4m1kGuest
Try disk utility (built into Mac OS X, browse Applications and you'll find it). It allows you to erase CD-RWs.
10-30-2004, 08:03 PM #5iSheepGuest
Mac OS X allows you to do everything that Windows does, it just does it without hiding things from you.
10-30-2004, 08:27 PM #6alanramsayGuestOriginally Posted by iSheep
It does seem like a decidedly unsexy way of doing it compared with the drag and drop you have in windows once its formatted. Yes maybe Windows is really copying and Pasting in the background but it does it rather efficiently while requiring me to do nothing. I quite like that.
Dont misunderstand me, i love most of the Mac interface and the hardware design, own a Powerbook and love it but they're not perfect like the myth would have us all believe, which is a let-down.
10-31-2004, 06:30 AM #7iSheepGuestOriginally Posted by alanramsay
10-31-2004, 09:06 AM #8
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