MS Windows 10 – Burn a CD/DVD

MiMicrosoft Windows 10 has like the previous versions of Windows a built-in disc burning function that lets you burn all kinds of files to a CD or DVD without using any third party CD/DVD burning software.

With this function you can burn files to disc, like:

  • Music / Audio (MP3, WMA and WAV)
  • Movies / Videos (AVI, MP4, MPEG-4, DIVX, WMV, FLV, VIDEO_TS, etc…)
  • Images / Pictures (JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, etc…)
  • Data / Documents (PDF, TXT, DOC, DOCX, ODT, XLS, etc…)

And more.

he CD or DVD you will burn using the built-in disc burning feature of Windows 10 can only be played on computers and on CD/DVD players that support the file types/formats you burn onto your disc – except when you burn VIDEO_TS files and folders to DVD, because then it will create a Video DVD that will play on any DVD player. However, most modern CD and DVD players support various file formats.

  1. Insert a blank (empty) CD or DVD into the CD/DVD writer drive of your PC.
  2. Open File Explorer (Windows Explorer) and go to the location on your computer where the files and/or folders are stored that you want to burn to a CD or DVD.
  3. Select all the files and/or folders.

Two methods for selecting multiple files or folders at once:

  • Left-click on the first (top) file or folder, then press on the CTRL + A keys of your keyboard.
  • Left-click on the first (top) file or folder, press and hold the “Shift” key and then click on the last file or folder.
  1. Right-click on the selected files and/or folders, go to “Send to” and then choose your CD/DVD writer ( could be something like DVD RW Drive (D:) or CD RW Drive (E:) ).

Note: if you want to burn VIDEO_TS to DVD, then send the complete VIDEO_TS folder to your CD/DVD-burner.

  1. Now a small window will appear and here you can enter a title for your disc at “Disc title”.
  2. Select “With a CD/DVD player” and click on “Next”.

Now the files and/or folders will be copied to your CD/DVD writer and it will open in a new window. If it doesn’t open in a new window, then you can find it in “This PC” or in the left-sidebar of “File Explorer”.

  1. When you’re finished copying files and/or folders to your CD/DVD writer, then click on “Drive Tools” (located at the top) and choose “Finish burning”.

Windows 10 will now burn your CD or DVD.
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