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How to make a dvd blank again?

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#1 HelpINeedHelp


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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:32 PM

I have very few DVDs that I can use, and I just used all of them. I honestly don't feel like buying some new ones and don't want the used DVDs to go to waste. Is there any way to make them blank? I'm running Windows 7 by the way.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:52 PM

DVD-Rs are for one time use.
DVD-RWs can be used many times, like floppies, or flash drives.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 04:26 PM

Exactly as Broni stated.

One slight problem is that DVD & CD\RW`s tend to have a shorter data life expectancy then others. Since you have plans of using them repeated times that is probably not an issue.

CD & DVD\RW`s can be formatted for reuse. Depending on the burning software you use, it is probably built into it. Or when you insert a already used disk and tell the burning program to use it, it will detect the data already on the disk and ask if you wish to reformat it.

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