Help - CD-RW disk locked after one burn

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Richard Burke-Ward, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. Help! I'm using OSX 10.2.6... I just burned a CD-RW with no problems -
    just copied stuff across onto the disk in the Finder, then burned it by
    dragging it to the Trash / Burn icon in the Dock - it burned perfectly.

    Then I ejected and reinserted the disk - and although the icon for the
    disk has the CDRW symbol on it, I now can't add anything to it, or erase
    it, or remove anything from it.

    If I 'Get Info' on the disk, it tells me there's zero space available. I
    checked the Permissions - it was marked locked, so I unchecked that,
    ejected and put it back in - 'Get Info' now *says* it's unlocked, but I
    still can't do a thing with it.

    How do I reformat it / modify it?

    Retrospect Express says the disk's locked, so I can't even reformat it
    for backup use.


    Richard Burke-Ward, Jul 2, 2003
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  2. In Mac OS 10.2 and later the CD burning software was changed to allow
    for multiple sessions, but unfortunately the Finder still doesn't take
    advantage of this new option. There is a shareware program called CD
    Session Burner which can burn multiple sessions, or you can do it for
    free using Disk Copy. has more on
    both methods.

    Roger Johnstone, Invercargill, New Zealand

    Apple II - FutureCop:LAPD - iMac Game Wizard
    No Silicon Heaven? Preposterous! Where would all the calculators go?

    Kryten, from the Red Dwarf episode "The Last Day"
    Roger Johnstone, Jul 3, 2003
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  3. Many thanks for your advice, folks. I'll work it out, in time!

    Richard Burke-Ward, Jul 4, 2003
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