In <orac-9225E0.08335202072003host9.newsfeeds.com> Orac wrote:In Mac OS 10.2 and later the CD burning software was changed to allow> In article
> Richard Burke-Ward <removespamrichard.bwbtinternet.comnospam> wrote:
>>>> Help! I'm using OSX 10.2.6... I just burned a CD-RW with no problems -
>> just copied stuff across onto the disk in the Finder, then burned it
>> by dragging it to the Trash / Burn icon in the Dock - it burned
>> perfectly. Great. Then I ejected and reinserted the disk - and
>> although the icon for the disk has the CDRW symbol on it, I now
>> can't add anything to it, or erase it, or remove anything from it.
>> If I 'Get Info' on the disk, it tells me there's zero space available.
>> I checked the Permissions - it was marked locked, so I unchecked
>> that, ejected and put it back in - 'Get Info' now *says* it's
>> unlocked, but I still can't do a thing with it. How do I reformat
>> it / modify it? Retrospect Express says the disk's locked, so I
>> can't even reformat it for backup use.
> CD-RW's are not like hard drives. You can't just keep adding data to
> them as you would with a hard disk. Once you do a burn (at least in
> the Finder), the entire disk is used in a single burn "session."
> After that, no more data can be added to the CD. You have to erase CD-
> RW's before you can use them again. Use Disk Utility (it's in the
> Utilities folder in the Applications folder) to erase your disk, and
> you'll be able to use it again.
> You can do multisession burns using Toast Titanium. This feature
> allows you to add more data in later burning "sessions" to a CD-RW or
> CD-R without having to erase the entire disk first. I don't think
> it's possible to make multisession CD's using the Finder, but perhaps
> someone who is more expert at this will tell me I'm wrong.
for multiple sessions, but unfortunately the Finder still doesn't take
advantage of this new option. There is a shareware program called CD
Session Burner which can burn multiple sessions, or you can do it for
free using Disk Copy.
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