If you have a re-writable DVD or CD disk, then you can use Windows in-built CD/DVD burner function to write files on it. But what if you want to delete the data that already exists on the DVD-RW or CD-RW disk? The free Active DVD Eraser can help you easily erase all the data present on DVD-RW, DVD+RW or CD-RW disks and make them blank again.
You can download Active DVD Eraser from the website of the LSoft software. The download is a very small setup installer file of less than one megabytes in size which you can use to install Active DVD Eraser on your Windows system. After the installation, you can run it from its desktop shortcut.
You can insert the optical disk that you want to erase either before or after running the Active DVD Eraser. When the device is ready, you would be able to select the device write speeds from the drop-down list. There are options to perform a full erase and eject the disk after it has been erased. The full erase method performs a secure erase by writing the complete surface of the disk with neutral pattern. You can click on the Erase button to start erasing of the selected optical disk. When the erasing of the selected disk has been finished, it will notify you with a message box.
Active DVD Eraser supports some of the command line parameters too. For example, if you specify /ERASE, then it starts to erase the present CD-RW or DVD-RW disk automatically. There are other parameters like /FULL and /EJECT, which perform full erasing and eject the disk automatically after erasing has been finished, respectively.
So if you are looking forward to erasing your CD-RW or DVD-RW disks, then look no further than Active DVD Eraser. It works on all the versions of Windows starting from Windows XP to Windows 8.
You can download Active DVD Eraser from http://www.lsoft.net/dvd_eraser.aspx.