How to Erase a DVD-R Dl

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With Windows 7 it is easy to erase the data from a DVD dual layer (Dl) disc. Windows 7 can erase any type of rewritable disc (DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD±RW, and CD-RW). You do not need any additional software to erase the contents of such a disc and you can perform the task from "Computer." This is useful if you use a blank DVD as a disc to keep backups of data on and want to renew the backup.

  1. Place the dual layer DVD into your disc burning and authoring drive.

  2. Click on the Windows logo or "Start."

  3. Click on "Computer," then select the disc in the devices window.

  4. Right-click the dual layer DVD and click "Erase this disc." Click "Next" and then "Finish" to erase your disc's contents.

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