Copying Downloaded Files To DVD

by on December 24, 2007

Q: I would like to transfer downloaded files to a DVD.

A: Transferring files to a DVD is no different then transferring them to a CD. Obviously you need some sort of burning software like Nero. Burning software will generally have you select the type of disk you are burning. If you are just burning data files than you will select the data disk option or equivalent.

For data DVDs you should just drag and drop what files you want to burn into the copy from window. For downloaded files the best thing to do is to organize them into a single folder so that you can drag and drop the folder into the copy from window. It makes it easier and more expedient to copy files.

The program should have a gauge to tell you how much space you have left on the disk you are burning to. Remember that a DVD can hold 4.7 GB of data. When you put all of your files into a folder in Windows it will tell you how much data is in that folder. If you are burning files to a DVD then you must have a lot of data so use the disk efficiently. Remember to use folders for your downloaded files so that for the purpose of backing up data everything is ready for a simple drag and drop.