How To Erase Rewritable CD/DVD in Windows 7

To erase data from a rewritable disc, obviously you need CD/DVD burning software installed on your system but Windows 7 give you a built-in option to erase rewritable CD or DVD which allows users to perform that task easily without the help of any third party application.

Erase rewritable cd or dvd in Windows 7How to erase rewritable Cd / DVD in Windows 7

Step 1

Just insert CD/DVD in the disc drive, then open “My Computer” and under “Devices with Removable Storage“, right click on CD/DVD-RW Drive and click on Erase this disc

It’ll ask to start the wizard so just click Next

It will start erasing data from disc and complete the process just in few seconds

8 comments… add one
Polka 95 May 4, 2010, 4:06 pm

nice windows 7 tip

reader May 30, 2010, 11:09 pm

Windows 7 make it easy to erase data from rewritable dvd

Rajat January 6, 2011, 6:12 pm

i didn’t get any option after right click on DVD writer. Please help me out.

waleed May 6, 2011, 8:03 pm

i love windows 7

connie5245 September 8, 2011, 4:19 am

Unfortunately, when I click on the dvd icon the the window opens, it has no “Erase this disc”, just format, then eject then copy, etc.

Why, oh why

venkatesan March 21, 2012, 7:16 pm

i like windows 7

Larry K December 29, 2012, 7:01 am

In Windows 7 when erasing a CD-RW disk, the application hangs in the “erasing files screen” after the green progress bar has moved fully to the right.

I cannot cancel the operation or close the program from the screen nor eject the disk. I can only retrieve the disk by a full re-start whereupon I discover that the original files were never erased.

Anyone got any ideas?

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