CD rewritable?

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Old 03-08-06, 11:58 PM
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CD rewritable?

I had a lot of data (word and excel files for my business) on a 3 1/2 in. floppy. I tried to put it on a rewritable CD so I could change the data (price sheets, etc...). The data was trasfered but as a writable file. So i cannot change the files on the new CD. Any help or ideas are greatlt appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 
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Couldn't you just load the files from the CD to a computer, save on that, then make changes when needed? In my experience, if I need to keep making changes, it's much easier to do with the floppy drive. It's impossible to keep saving onto a CD-R...that's a "one time" only record.
 
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Floppy is still good for changinging

Hi:
I had the exact same problem.

In my experience, CD-RW and CD-R both not able to change anything once you've done

On the otherhand, floppy is VERY flexible to change any words and data you want.
Then, I still keep floppy disks along with floppy drive handy, although large files/folders
are much better on CD-RW/CD-R.
 
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While it is true that you can rewrite to CD-RWs (if you write to them properly), they are not designed for the everyday use that floppy drives and thumb drives are.

My advice is to forget the CD-RWs and use a thumb drive. It will last much longer, is less subject to damage, and is easier to store.
 
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What exactly is athumb drive, is it like aflash drive?

How do you make sure you write to the cd-rw correctly?
 
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Thumb drive is another term for flash drive.

Windows XP can handle writing properly to CD-RWs. I do not know what to do with other operating systems.
 
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