Yes! you heard it right! You can now make your CD+/-R or DVD+/-R act like a rewritable one. During the Windows XP days, this is impossible. Once you have written something on a recordable disc, then you can't save a file on it anymore. Rewriting on a discs can only be done through CD+/-RW or DVD+/-RW type of discs. These rewritable type of discs costs as much as two to five times compared with the write-once or recordable discs.
As I have upgraded my operating system from Windows XP into Windows 7, I have discovered several exciting things about it. I first thought that this feature is only designed for RW discs, but I have once experimented it on a write-once disc and it worked! This discovery is among the most important feature of Windows 7 that I am using until now. I've researched on it and found out that this is possible through the Windows 7's UDF file system
To do this, you need the following:
- A blank CD-R, CD+R, DVD-R or a DVD+R
- An optical burner (make sure there's an RW mark on your DVD or CD drives.
- Windows Seven Operating System
Insert your blank media on the optical drive. After a few Seconds, Autoplay will appear on the screen as follows:
Choose the "Burn files to disc" option. Upon clicking, this window will appear:
You can now reuse the disc again and again. You can now copy, move, paste, rename, delete or drag files on the disc just like a normal USB flash drive.
- Copying, moving, renaming and deleting files on the formatted disc takes more time (about 5 to ten times slower compared with the normal file execution on USB flash drives or hard discs)... Of Course!
- Never force eject the discs after using(I mean piercing the small hole in the disc drive by a paper clip to remove the disc) Just right click on the drive and then click eject or just push the eject button on the drive. After doing this, Windows will prompt you to wait for a few seconds so that you can use the disc on some other devices.
- Avoid deleting too much files on the disc. Once you have deleted a file on a disc, the amount of memory consumed by the file will still be counted as used space on the drive.
UDF File system.
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