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Creating a Data Disc

A data disc is a disc that contains computer files. Computer files can include a wide variety of data including word-processed documents, spreadsheets, multimedia files including music, video clips, images, and more. Discs are extremely convenient for storing data as they can hold large quantities. CDs can hold up to 700MB of data, while DVDs, BDs and HD DVDs can hold gigabytes of data. Since recordable/rewritable discs are relatively inexpensive, they are quick and convenient way of backing up computer systems. As an added bonus, their compactness allows for easy storage and transportation.

Burn.Now streamlines the process of putting together a data disc, taking care of all the complicated decisions for you. All you need to do is decide the kind of disc to use and what data to write onto your disc.

To create a data disc:

  • 1.

    In the Select a Task dialog box, select Create Disc and then select Data disc.

  • 2.

    Select the disc type (CD, DVD, BD, or HD DVD), and then click OK. This opens the main window.

  • 3.

    Choose Burner: Select Burner to select whether to burn to a physical disc burner or create a disc image file.

  • 4.

    Select the folders and files from the Source Explorer Window and add them to the Disc Layout Window using any of the methods mentioned at “Source Explorer Window and Disc Layout Window”.

5. .When you are ready to burn the data disc, click Burn disc

on the Toolbar.

Note: You can also click

to save your project for future use.

Compiling a data disc

The Main Window is where you compile and organize folders and files to burn to a data disc.

To compile a data disc:

  • 1.

    Add the files and folders to burn from the Source Explorer Window to the Disc Layout Window using any of the methods mentioned at “Source Explorer Window and Disc Layout Window”.

  • 2.

    To reorganize data, click any file or folder in either pane of the Disc Layout Window, and drag it to its new location, up or down the folder structure in the left pane, or directly across to a different folder from the left pane to the right.

  • 3.

    To create a new folder, right-click in the right pane then select New Folder from the context menu.


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