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How To Erase a CD

Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Erase a CD and save money by following this helpful guide. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Check disc and disc drive Check your disc and disc drive for the letters "R-W." This stands for "rewritable," and only these discs can be erased and rewritten. Step 2: Insert disc Insert the disc you want to erase into your disc drive. Step 3: Locate disc in computer On a Windows PC, locate the disc in your My Computer folder and then click on the disc drive icon to select it. Step 4: Find Erase CD Find the Erase CD icon in My Computer or right-click on the disc drive icon and select Erase. Click Next from the CD Writer Wizard window that pops open. Step 5: Erase on a Mac Erase a CD on a Mac by opening Disk Utility in Applications, Utilities, and clicking the Erase tab. Select the disc from the list of drives on the left, and click Erase. Tip Make sure to select the device icon, not the volume icon, or else you won't be able to select erase. Step 6: Wait Wait for the computer to completely erase the CD. Once finished, you can burn new data or music to the disc. Just remember that rewritable discs will deteriorate after several cycles of reuse. Did You Know? Did you know? Over the past decade, CD sales have plummeted 45 percent, while digital music purchases continue to grow rapidly.
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