Remove write protection from my DVD?

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I burned my photos to a Sony DVD+RDL RW disc last year and write protected them.

I am trying to remove the write protection so I can format and re-use my RW disc's.

Can I do that or once my disc is write protected I can re-use even though it is re-writable?

I have Windows Vista if that matters at all.

Thank you.

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Remove write protection from my DVD?

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There is still a way of removing the write-protection of your DVD-RW disc.

But it is not always a 100% that it is going to work.

But you can try it and hope it works on your DVD-RW disc.

  1. Load your write-protected DVD-RW disc into your computer’s DVD drive.
  2. Open Windows Explorer and then locate the DVD under My Computer.
  3. Right-click on the DVD and choose Properties.
  4. Find the “Write Protected” option and then uncheck it.
  5. Select either Apply or OK.

You should now be able to use your DVD disc as normal.

But sometimes unchecking the “Write Protected” option is not successful.

In this case, you need to format the disc.

Copy first all of its contents into a folder in your hard drive.

After securing all of the files in your hard drive, right-click the DVD disc then choose Format.

Check the Quick Format option and then click Format. This will return the disc to its original format.

You can copy again all the files from the hard drive back into the newly-formatted DVD disc.

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