Deleting data from a DVDRW or CDRW using tiger

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  1. wasimyaqoob macrumors 6502a

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    Does anybody know how to remove data using Tiger, from a CDRW or DVDRW?

    I know how to burn stuff onto the disc, just do not know how to remove it :(

    Any Tips?

    Thanks.
     
  2. bootedbear macrumors 6502

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    You erase the disk using the Disk Utility program.
     
  3. wasimyaqoob thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Is there any other way to erase an RW ?

    Does Toast do it?

    Just wondering.
     
  5. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    There are other ways and I believe Toast is one of them. If we went listing the ways though.... we could be here all day! :)
     
  6. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    I got time.

    from Terminal
    Code:
    diskutil eraseOptical /Volumes/CDName
     
  7. wasimyaqoob thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But you have to purchase Toast and being a student, dont really wanna spend money :)

    And Terminal seems complicated :D

    Disk Utility is fine for me :D
     
  8. road dog macrumors regular

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    Toast has two types of erase...

    Quick Erase - which is pretty fast (faster than the OS lame burning) and can then be burned again using Toast

    Standard Erase - this is like the erase in the OS
     
  9. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    diskutil eraseOptical quick /Volumes/CDName

    :D
     
  10. road dog macrumors regular

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    sure... ok... but mere mortals are not going to want to use the terminal.
     

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