Erase Option Greyed Out for CD-RW in Disk Utility

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by lmsnkdldks, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. lmsnkdldks macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to quick erase a CD-RW in El Capitan OS (version 10.11.1) but the erase option is greyed out within the Disk Utility window.

    Thanks for any tips on how to erase a CD-RW within the El Capitan OS.

    erase greyed out.jpg
     
  2. KALLT, Oct 30, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2015

    KALLT macrumors 601

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    Disk Utility doesn't support burning anymore, maybe that also encompasses erasing. Have you tried it within Finder? There might be an option when you right-click on the CD in the Finder.

    If not, you can use Terminal. Just enter the following command for quick-erase:
    Code:
    hdiutil burn -erase
     
  3. lmsnkdldks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Finder doesn't support erasing a disk either.
    Maybe there's a third party app for this purpose.
     
  4. KALLT macrumors 601

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    What happens when you click on "Burn" on the right-click menu? Maybe quick erase is listed as an option.

    The Terminal command is the same function that Disk Utility used to have.
     
  5. lmsnkdldks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried Finder again and this time it offered an option to "erase rewritable disc..." after right-clicking onto the remote disk option within the Finder sidebar.

    The Apple Support Forum thread below confirms this procedure.
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7293884
     

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