How Do You Burn a CD?


Quick Answer

The computer must have a CD or DVD burner, or recorder, to copy files to a writable disc. Burn a CD either using the Live File System format or the Mastered format. First, insert the writable CD into the CD burner.

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In the dialog box, displayed by the system, click the Burn Files to Data Disc option. In the Burn a Disc dialog box that appears, enter the name of the disc and then click the Next button. Disc formatting in the Live File System format takes some time. An empty disc folder opens up as soon as the formatting is complete.

Open the files containing the folder and then drag the files to be copied into the empty folder. Dragging the file into the disc folder copies it to the disc automatically. Windows burns the discs in the Live File System format, by default. If a highly compatible disc that can play on older versions of Windows and in media devices is needed, select the Mastered format.

With the Mastered format, once the Burn a Disc dialog box opens up, click Show Formatting Options after entering the name of the disc. Click Mastered and then click the Next button. Once the disc burning is complete, the disc burner tray opens up. Remove the disc. It is ready for use.

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