How to erase a rewritable CD or DVD in Windows 10 (step-by-step)

This tutorial will show you step by step how to erase (format) a rewritable CD or DVD in Windows 10 without using any third party software.

1. Insert the CD-RW or DVD-RW you want to erase into the CD/DVD station of your PC.

2. Open File Explorer (Windows Explorer).

Windows 10 File Explorer

3. Go to This PC.

4. Right-click on the CD-RW or DVD-RW and then click on Erase this disc.

Erase a rewritable CD or DVD in Windows 10

A “Burn to Disc” window will appear.

5. Click on the Next button at the bottom right of the window.

Erase a rewritable CD or DVD in Windows 10 step 4

Microsoft Windows will now erase your rewritable disc.

Erasing a rewritable CD or DVD in Windows 10

6. When the process is complete, you click on the Finish button at the bottom right of the window.

Erase a rewritable CD or DVD in Windows 10 step 5

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