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Formatting CD doesn't delete files?

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Old 07-29-2007
Rick
 

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Formatting CD doesn't delete files?
I have a 700 meg CD-R disc with some files on it. I think I originally
formatted it as Mastered. I wanted to wipe out all files quickly so I
formatted it -- File System: UDF 2.01, Allocation unit size: 2048 bytes.
But afterwards, looking at in Properties, I see that there's still 200 megs
used space. And putting it in the CD drive in my old Win2k machine, I still
see all the files that I thought I'd wiped out! What am I doing wrong?
Thanks.

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Old 07-29-2007
JerryM
 

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Re: Formatting CD doesn't delete files?
It might be that you need a CD-RW disk.
Once a CD-R disk is written, you can only read it.

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The Wagging Tail of a Dog.

"Rick" <blue_no-spam-pls_heron3@verizon.net> wrote in message
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>I have a 700 meg CD-R disc with some files on it. I think I originally
>formatted it as Mastered. I wanted to wipe out all files quickly so I
>formatted it -- File System: UDF 2.01, Allocation unit size: 2048 bytes.
>But afterwards, looking at in Properties, I see that there's still 200 megs
>used space. And putting it in the CD drive in my old Win2k machine, I
>still see all the files that I thought I'd wiped out! What am I doing
>wrong? Thanks.


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Old 07-29-2007
Rick
 

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Re: Formatting CD doesn't delete files?
Thanks. Not even re-formatting will wipe out its files?

"JerryM" <jerrym526@msn.org> wrote in message
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> It might be that you need a CD-RW disk.
> Once a CD-R disk is written, you can only read it.
>
> --
> Jerry
>
> One thing money can't buy,
> The Wagging Tail of a Dog.
>
> "Rick" <blue_no-spam-pls_heron3@verizon.net> wrote in message
> news:euXQprg0HHA.4816@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>I have a 700 meg CD-R disc with some files on it. I think I originally
>>formatted it as Mastered. I wanted to wipe out all files quickly so I
>>formatted it -- File System: UDF 2.01, Allocation unit size: 2048 bytes.
>>But afterwards, looking at in Properties, I see that there's still 200
>>megs used space. And putting it in the CD drive in my old Win2k machine,
>>I still see all the files that I thought I'd wiped out! What am I doing
>>wrong? Thanks.

>


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Old 07-29-2007
Buellpilot
 

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Re: Formatting CD doesn't delete files?
No... but breaking it in half will do the trick.

"Rick" <blue_no-spam-pls_heron3@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> Thanks. Not even re-formatting will wipe out its files?
>
> "JerryM" <jerrym526@msn.org> wrote in message
> news:uYaxX1g0HHA.3400@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> It might be that you need a CD-RW disk.
>> Once a CD-R disk is written, you can only read it.
>>
>> --
>> Jerry
>>
>> One thing money can't buy,
>> The Wagging Tail of a Dog.
>>
>> "Rick" <blue_no-spam-pls_heron3@verizon.net> wrote in message
>> news:euXQprg0HHA.4816@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>>I have a 700 meg CD-R disc with some files on it. I think I originally
>>>formatted it as Mastered. I wanted to wipe out all files quickly so I
>>>formatted it -- File System: UDF 2.01, Allocation unit size: 2048 bytes.
>>>But afterwards, looking at in Properties, I see that there's still 200
>>>megs used space. And putting it in the CD drive in my old Win2k machine,
>>>I still see all the files that I thought I'd wiped out! What am I doing
>>>wrong? Thanks.

>>

>



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