Re: Formatting CD doesn't delete files?
No... but breaking it in half will do the trick.
"Rick" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Thanks. Not even re-formatting will wipe out its files?
> "JerryM" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> It might be that you need a CD-RW disk.
>> Once a CD-R disk is written, you can only read it.
>> One thing money can't buy,
>> The Wagging Tail of a Dog.
>> "Rick" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>>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