A file is not deleted from a full CD-R disk

A file is not deleted from a full CD-R disk

Article ID : 954802
Last Review : June 23, 2008
Revision : 1.0
Source: Microsoft Support

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Action

When deleting a file from a CD-R that is full, you get a message:

There is not enough space on <drive>.
<MB> is needed to recycle this item.  Click Delete to delete the file instead of sending it to the Recycle Bin. 

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Result

Clicking Delete does not delete the file, and there is no message.

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Cause

To delete a file from a CD-R, you need to create a new track after the file for the file system to reference to skip-over the deleted file. When the CDR is completely full, the creating of the new track fails, and the file does not show as deleted.

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Resolution

There is no resolution as the CD-R is full, and is a Write Once Read Many (WORM) media type.

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More Information

This can impact all Write Once Read Many (WORM) forms of removable media.  Examples: DVD-R, MO (Magneto Optical), UDO (Ultra Density Optical), HD DVD-R and Blu-Ray WORM.

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Vista Service Pack 1

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