Back up files via DVD or CD

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I have a Windows XP desktop PC and I have so many important files and documents on it. I want to know if  can create a backup of all my files on a CD or DVD disks. I never tried creating any backups before and I want to know if its possible. Thanks.

Answered By 70 points N/A #185355

Back up files via DVD or CD


Hello Maurice,

Nice question. You mean to backup the data you have on CD/DVD. So you need a burner to backup the data.

First of all, be sure that you have got DVD writer.

  • Go to Start menu >> Run >> type “devmgmt.msc” and hit enter.
  • Expand the CD/DVD drive and see if the driver contains any of these codes:


Then, buy a blank CD/DVD. Input it into the drive.

  • Go to Start menu >> Run >> type “cmd” and hit enter.
  • Check the disk drive letter.
  • Type the following command and press enter: “ format x:”

Where X: is the drive letter.

Then, browse the files from your HDD and copy that. Then, open the CD DRIVE and paste there. It will be burnt to the disk.

Also you can use ImgBurn. It is a nice software for burning any data on disk.

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