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Windows 7: Enable read only but not write - dvdrom

01 Mar 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Enable read only but not write - dvdrom

Hi All,

I just want to ask if it is possible that my DVDROM will only read files from the DVD but cannot burn them?


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01 Mar 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

It depends on the DVD player you are using and the DVD you are trying to burn. Many DVD's are Write Protected if they came with things like movies on them.
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01 Mar 2015   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

I mean for example my friend always burn files to DVD, I want my DVD writer to prohibit burning but at the same time they can view files inside the DVD. In short for viewing only disable the burn capabilities of DVD Writer.
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02 Mar 2015   #4
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

There's no way to disable specific features in the DVD device itself. If you want to prevent other folks from writing to DVDs, you would need to hide the program that is used to do that.

The MS forum link may help: How do you hide a program from the All Programs section ( Windows - Microsoft Community
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02 Mar 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

This tutorial might be helpfjul.

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Burning to CD and DVD - Enable or Disable
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