1. Insert a blank writable CD or DVD into the computer.
  2. In the dialog box that appears, click Burn files to data disc.
  3. In the Burn a Disc dialog box, type the name you want to use for this disc.
  4. Click Next.
  5. It might take several minutes for the disc to be formatted in the default Live File System format. When the formatting is complete, an empty disc folder will open.
  6. Find the files that you want to burn to the disc and drag the files to the empty disc folder that opened in the previous step.
  7. As you drag files into the disc folder, they are copied automatically to the disc.
  8. Do not eject or remove the disc from the computer until the files have finished burining to the disc.
  9. Don't forget to take your new CD with you!

    Additional information about CDs and DVDs:

    • CD-RW (CD-Rewritable) discs come in normal and high-speed formats. You can write once to CD-R (CD-Recordable) discs or write, erase and rewrite data to CD-RW discs.
    • If a CD-RW disc already contains files, you must first erase the information on the disc before burning data on it again.
    • If a CD-R disc already contains files, you can't erase or burn more data on the disc.
    • There are two types of CD-R discs. One holds 74 minutes of audio or about 650 MB of information. The other holds 80 minutes of audio or about 700 MB of information. For recording audio CDs, it is best to use CD-R discs because most standard audio CD players cannot read CD-RW discs. For longer-term storage and reliability, use CD-R discs.
    • If a DVD-R disc already contains files, you can't erase or burn more data on the disc.
    • DVD-R discs hold about 4.7 GB of information.
    • You can't write (save) anything on a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM disc.

Last Modified October 3, 2013