Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Save backup files, photos, and data to cd with Windows XP

If you have Windows XP it is easy to backup your files, including photos, pictures, emails, word documents, data, and basically anything that is important to you. It is just a matter of having a blank cd in your burner and then right clicking on any file or folder that you want to add to the cd.

How to add files and folders to save to a cd in Windows XP:
  1. Put a blank cd in your cd burner.
  2. Browse through your computer for files or folders that you want to save to cd.
  3. Right click on the file and a menu will appear.
  4. Choose send to, then choose to send to the cd drive that the blank cd is in.
  5. Keep adding files, photos, or whatever you like. (usually 700mb)
  6. When you have finished you can press on write files to cd in the left menu bar.
  7. The cd will burn.

How to find the CD writing dialog box:

  1. Go to the start menu, choose my computer.
  2. Then look for the icon for your cd burner which will have your blank cd in.
  3. Double click on it to open.
  4. This is where you will see the blue menu on the left.

Watch this video on how to backup files, photos, and data to a cd:





Notes:
  • You can also double click on the balloon message that appears in the right corner. It says you have files ready to be writen to a cd.. This will also open the cd writing dialog box.
  • A cd will fit around 700mb of files and data. Movies usually do not fit onto a cd unless they are short or compressed to do so. A blank dvd disc will fit 4.7gb of data.
  • The built in Windows cd writing program does not work with DVD burning.

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