Live File System (LFS)In Blog
Live File System is the term Microsoft uses to describe the packet writing method of creating discs in Windows Vista and later, which allows files to be added incrementally to the media. These discs use the UDF file system. Discs formatted with the Live File System option:
- Work like a USB flash drive or floppy disk, meaning you can copy files to disc immediately without having to burn them.
- Are convenient if you want to keep a disc in the burn drive and copy files whenever the need arises.
- Are only compatible with Windows XP and later versions of Windows.
The Live File System essentially allows you to use regular CDs and DVDs as you would Flash Drives. This means that you can just copy data to your media without the need to burn them. It also allows you to delete files off a DVD or CD. This feature is now available extensively on Windows 7.