Can I get a CDrom to behave something like a regular drive: write, update (overwrite) and erase, regaining the space.
My understanding was:
with XP you can keep adding to a cd (RW) (uses a cut down Roxio, built in) but erasing files does not restore the space unless you erase the whole disc.
To erase files and regain the space you need purpose built software, like Nero or Roxio.
Am now using NERO 7 ESSENTIALS and having little joy.
Make data CD
Add 2 files (2x1mb) - space used 2mb
remove 1 file
space used should be 1mb
instead space used is more!
What do I want to do?
Add files for backup purposes, delete some occasionally, update the backed up files by overwriting them.
I am spoilt by the convenience of my Zip Drive using Zip discs, but the low capacity…
I used the BackItUp section of Nero to back up several drives and partitions and some large sections of drives (using DVD), but for this exercise I want use a CD.
Helpers are appreciated