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CD-RWs are perfect for this use because you can add and delete data from them again and again. This is the most basic type of CD. While you can play it until it wears out, it can only be written on once. No changes can be made to the data on it and the data cannot be deleted. When you buy a CD-R, you typically buy it empty and write your data on it.

You can write data to this type of CD once. When you buy a CD-RW, it typically comes empty. You add your data to it.

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However, unlike the two other types of CDs, you can also delete data from it and write new data onto it as many times as you like. As long as you take care of the disc, its integrity will not be compromised by writing, deleting and rewriting on it. The versatile CD-RW can be helpful in a small business setting as a way to store data offline. While the cloud is used extensively and wisely by businesses and individuals to store data, a second form of backup is strongly recommended. Storing information and important documents only on individual computers or your local network is a setup for disaster.

Everything is susceptible to loss should anything happen to your computers or your network.

Erase Option Greyed Out for CD-RW in Disk Utility

One very popular type of online backup is to have an account with a cloud service provider. These services are usually set up to automatically back up your computer at regular intervals. They maintain your data indefinitely as long as you pay their bill. In the event of a crash you can access and restore all of your data and documents through them. Thanks for it. Hi, this saves my life with my study techniques!!

Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou! Very Helpful Thank you! Thank you very much! You can easily turn this into a double-clickable Applescript applet to avoid all that faffing about in Disk Utility. Was wondering if there is a way to add more content to the already existing content on a CD? That is without erasing the existing content. Thanks for the tip, have always been wondering how to burn a session with the built-in burner.


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January 19, at pm. Ghaida says:. November 12, at am. October 13, at pm. Janae says:. I use CdBurner Pro and I earse individual files all the time.

So tell us what software you are using maybe then a solution can be found. I have the same problem with trying to delete single files All seems to work ok, except not able to delete single files.

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