Partially erasing CD-RW's?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by manosaurus, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. manosaurus macrumors 6502


    Aug 22, 2006
    Can I erase only a few items on a CD-RW or do I have to erase the entire volume in orer to change the contents on the disc? Is there a program that allows one to accomplish this or does OS X already have the capability?

  2. reflex macrumors 6502a

    May 19, 2002
    It's been ages since I've used cdrw discs, but it depends on how they were written.

    If you wrote to them as to a regular cdr, I think you'll have to erase the entire thing.

    If you use them as you would a floppy disc, you should be able to just erase the parts that you want. Don't know if this still exists these days (there were a few not 100% compatible standards about 10 years ago).

    EDIT: spelling
  3. manosaurus thread starter macrumors 6502


    Aug 22, 2006
    When I try to remove an item from the disc it says that I do not have the privelages to remove the item. How can I change that?

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