[HOME]8:54 AM June 23, 2019

Burning A CD/DVD With Windows 10

Since Windows XP, Windows's has had some burning capabilities built into it. I decided to experiment with this in Windows 10. I going to burn a folder called docstosave.

First open up File Explorer. It's usually pinned to your taskbar, bottom of screen, looks like a yellow folder symbol.

Find the files/folders you want to burn of then on the Ribbon at the top and then click on the Share tab.

If you don't see any of this you might have it hidden. Just click on the v shape in the right hand corner of the menu system.

Now you should see the Share tab and the Burn to disc option.

First window pops up ask you How do you want to use this disc?. In my case I clicked on With a CD/DVD player. You can put a title in the Disc title but I just left the date there.

Then click on Next.

Then another Explorer window opens and you'll get a pop up progress bar.

Then you'll see your DVD burner selected and in the right hand pane you'll see the folder you selected to burn that indicates that it is a shortcut. Keep in mind at this point no burning has taken place yet. Down near the clock on the task bar, I got a little symbol that looks like a CD and drive. I think it's just a files to burn reminder. I clicked on it and it just vanished. The second time I tried burning this way it didn't appear at all.

These files are just cached. So now, on to the burning. Now across the top in this new explorer window click on the Drive Tools tab. And click on the Finish burning button.

In the window that pops up, change the Disc title: if you want. You might want to change the Recording speed: to a lower number if you are having problems burning, otherwise leave as is. Then click on Next.

And the burning begins. It doesn't usually take that long depending on how much is being burned. Then you'll get a You have successfully burned your files to the disc window. Here you can burn another copy or just Finish.

Now that I've done it. I don't like it and probably never use it again. :-) But if you are weary about downloading other burning software of the internet and want to backup to a CD/DVD, I do recommend it for backup purposes. Any backup is better than none at all and make at least two copies, just my recommendation.