CDRW Cannot copy folders


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fejsi

WinXP SP2, Nero INCD 4.

My CDRW Drive, disc and InCD appear to be normal, that means I'm able to do
Format/read/write/delete/copy directories etc. with an exception of the
following.

My problems is with "some directory", even if it's EMPTY, whenever I try to
copy them to CDRW, I get error msg. " Error Copying File or Folder" "Cannot
copy xxxx: Files on this CD-ROM drive are read-only. You cannot copy or move
files over this cd-rom drive.". I try to look into the folder attribute and
security permission of these folders, could not find anything.

Thanks for your helps.
fsi
 
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Wesley Vogel

Error Deleting File or Folder.
Cannot delete file name. Files on this CD-ROM drive are read-only. You
cannot copy or move files over to this CD-ROM drive.

This error message can occur because individual files cannot be deleted from
the CD-RW. You cannot use the CD disc recording feature of Windows XP for
random-access storage while you are writing to disc.

To work around this problem, either use a third-party program that supports
this feature or erase the CD-RW before you write to the disc. For more
information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:

An error message may be displayed when you delete a file or folder on a
CD-RW media
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303008

How to erase files from a CD-RW disc in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306641


Error Deleting File or Folder.

Cannot delete file name. Files on this CD-ROM drive are read-only. You
cannot copy or move files over to this CD-ROM drive.
An Error Message May Be Displayed When You Delete a File or Folder on a
CD-RW Media
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303008

How to troubleshoot issues that occur when you write data to a CD-R or CD-RW
optical disc in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324129

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

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F

fejsi

Thank you.

After experimenting, I just found out, only those source folders which has
been Customized (folder icon changed) will result in the error msg.
mentioned in my first post. I don't know why this is happening and how to
solve it.


-fsi-


Error Deleting File or Folder.
Cannot delete file name. Files on this CD-ROM drive are read-only. You
cannot copy or move files over to this CD-ROM drive.

This error message can occur because individual files cannot be deleted from
the CD-RW. You cannot use the CD disc recording feature of Windows XP for
random-access storage while you are writing to disc.

To work around this problem, either use a third-party program that supports
this feature or erase the CD-RW before you write to the disc. For more
information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:

An error message may be displayed when you delete a file or folder on a
CD-RW media
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303008

How to erase files from a CD-RW disc in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306641


Error Deleting File or Folder.

Cannot delete file name. Files on this CD-ROM drive are read-only. You
cannot copy or move files over to this CD-ROM drive.
An Error Message May Be Displayed When You Delete a File or Folder on a
CD-RW Media
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303008

How to troubleshoot issues that occur when you write data to a CD-R or CD-RW
optical disc in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324129

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In
 
W

Wesley Vogel

After experimenting, I just found out, only those source folders which has
been Customized (folder icon changed) will result in the error msg.
mentioned in my first post. I don't know why this is happening and how to
solve it.

I do not know how to solve it either.

Each Customized folder is probably not empty. Each Customized folder
probably contains a Hidden, System file called desktop.ini. Some
desktop.ini files can be Read-only, but if you change the folder icon using
Folder Properties | Customize tab | Change Icon button, the Read-only
attribute is removed from that folder's desktop.ini file.

Among other things, the desktop.ini files contain information on what icon
to display.

You should've got a message similar to this:

Are you sure you want to move the system file 'Desktop.ini'?

When trying to copy those customized folders to CD.

As long as these are folders that you have created and not system folders,
you can try deleting the desktop.ini files from the Customized folders that
are giving you problems and see if that helps. You will lose the folder
customizations.

To display Hidden files and folders...

Start | Settings | Control Panel | Folder Options | View tab
Check:
Display the contents of system folders
and
Show hidden files and folders
UNCheck:
Hide extensions for known file types
and
Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
Click Apply | Click OK

When you uncheck: Hide protected operating system files,
you will get this message...

Warning
----------
You have chosen to display protected operating system files (files labeled
System and Hidden) in Windows Explorer.These files are required to start and
run Windows. Deleting or editing them can make your computer inoperable.Are
you sure you want to display these files?
----------

Click YES.

[[Hidden files and folders will appear dimmed to indicate they are not
typical items.]]

When you try delete a desktop.ini file in one of your customized folders,
you will get a message similar to:

The file 'Desktop.ini' is a system file.

If you remove it, your computer or one of your programs may no
longer work correctly. Are you sure you want to move it to the
Recycle bin?

Click Yes.

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In
 
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Wesley Vogel

I forgot to mention that if after deleting a desktop.ini file from a
customized folder, the folder icon will revert back to the plain jane manila
looking folder icon. Customizing the folder again, changing the icon using
Folder Properties | Customize tab | Change Icon button will recreate a new
desktop.ini file for that folder.

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In
Wesley Vogel said:
After experimenting, I just found out, only those source folders which
has been Customized (folder icon changed) will result in the error msg.
mentioned in my first post. I don't know why this is happening and how to
solve it.

I do not know how to solve it either.

Each Customized folder is probably not empty. Each Customized folder
probably contains a Hidden, System file called desktop.ini. Some
desktop.ini files can be Read-only, but if you change the folder icon
using Folder Properties | Customize tab | Change Icon button, the
Read-only attribute is removed from that folder's desktop.ini file.

Among other things, the desktop.ini files contain information on what icon
to display.

You should've got a message similar to this:

Are you sure you want to move the system file 'Desktop.ini'?

When trying to copy those customized folders to CD.

As long as these are folders that you have created and not system folders,
you can try deleting the desktop.ini files from the Customized folders
that are giving you problems and see if that helps. You will lose the
folder customizations.

To display Hidden files and folders...

Start | Settings | Control Panel | Folder Options | View tab
Check:
Display the contents of system folders
and
Show hidden files and folders
UNCheck:
Hide extensions for known file types
and
Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
Click Apply | Click OK

When you uncheck: Hide protected operating system files,
you will get this message...

Warning
----------
You have chosen to display protected operating system files (files labeled
System and Hidden) in Windows Explorer.These files are required to start
and run Windows. Deleting or editing them can make your computer
inoperable.Are you sure you want to display these files?
----------

Click YES.

[[Hidden files and folders will appear dimmed to indicate they are not
typical items.]]

When you try delete a desktop.ini file in one of your customized folders,
you will get a message similar to:

The file 'Desktop.ini' is a system file.

If you remove it, your computer or one of your programs may no
longer work correctly. Are you sure you want to move it to the
Recycle bin?

Click Yes.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In
fejsi said:
Thank you.

After experimenting, I just found out, only those source folders which
has been Customized (folder icon changed) will result in the error msg.
mentioned in my first post. I don't know why this is happening and how to
solve it.


-fsi-


Error Deleting File or Folder.
Cannot delete file name. Files on this CD-ROM drive are read-only. You
cannot copy or move files over to this CD-ROM drive.

This error message can occur because individual files cannot be deleted
from the CD-RW. You cannot use the CD disc recording feature of Windows
XP for random-access storage while you are writing to disc.

To work around this problem, either use a third-party program that
supports this feature or erase the CD-RW before you write to the disc.
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the
articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

An error message may be displayed when you delete a file or folder on a
CD-RW media
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303008

How to erase files from a CD-RW disc in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306641


Error Deleting File or Folder.

Cannot delete file name. Files on this CD-ROM drive are read-only. You
cannot copy or move files over to this CD-ROM drive.
An Error Message May Be Displayed When You Delete a File or Folder on a
CD-RW Media
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303008

How to troubleshoot issues that occur when you write data to a CD-R or
CD-RW optical disc in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324129

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In
 

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