Posted 28 October 2004 - 01:54 PM
You can use Alcohol 120 to 'finalize' the CD, so that it can not have more information added to it. What it does is just add dummy information to the end of the CD. It makes the disc appear full, when it really isnt. The same process can be used to take that data off. It is easier to take it off, is the CD is a RW. In some cases, you can take it off of a CD-R, but it is more of a fluke in the programming, and not something that can be relied on.
As an example, I got a bunch of AOL CDs, and attempted to erase them, so I could re-use the CDs. Out of about 50, I was only about to re-use 4 of them. Even then, I was only able to remove the dummy data, and not the AOL items.
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