There are many software tools that are endowed with such a function as disc burning. Traditional are Nero, Ashampoo Burning Studio, ImgBurn. But not all users know that in fact these programs are also designed for other actions, for example, burning discs from an image, removing an image, and others. If you just need to transfer files to a CD or DVD, but you don’t want to bother with downloading and installing additional software, then Windows 7 will help you burn discs, or rather its explorer - a built-in universal tool that has the necessary functionality for basic operations with optical carriers.
So what do you need to do to "burn" an empty media?
Select all the files in explorer you want to burn. Right-click on the selected files to call the context menu, select "Send" - "DVD drive".
After the performed actions, the system will create a speci altemporary folder where these files will be placed. In Windows 7, burning discs is much easier because the operating system does not need to search for files all over the hard drive, and you do not need to collect all the necessary files and folders in one place.
After you have selected all the desired files, insert a blank CD, DVD or Blu-ray into your computer's burner tray, depending on the characteristics of which you can use certain laser media. In File Explorer, double-click to open the DVD drive. At the top of the dialog box, find the "Burn files to disc" button. Windows 7 offers two ways to burn discs: use the future optical media as a flash drive or with a DVD player. It is convenient that a description of each of the methods is immediately given. If you are going to use the disk only with the help of computers on which the Windows operating system is installed, then the first option will suit you, otherwise choose the second. After clicking the "Next" button, you will see how the system formats the disk, that is, completely cleans it and prepares it for recording, which takes some time.
After the burning process is over (it will be the LFS file system, if you have previously selected the recording as a flash drive), you should close the disk session so that it opens normally on other computers. Microsoft intended this operation to be performed automatically when ejecting the electronic media from the DVD drive, but it wouldmuch more reliable if you performed this action manually using a simple instruction:
- Left-click once on the icon of the device on which the discs were burned.
- There is a "Close session" button on the toolbar, which must be clicked.
- Wait a moment.
It may happen that you forgot to perform the above procedure, in which case you should not be nervous. You can also close a session on another computer before using it. Be sure to remember that you need about 20 MB of space on a writable CD or DVD to close a session.
Windows 7 Explorer doesn't give you any advanced control over information, but it's still a standard tool that will give you the ability to quickly "burn" optical media without any hassle. To burn discs with advanced options, use programs like Nero or ImgBurn.