How to Burn a CD With a Password

By Charles Poole

Many computer users transport data from different computers using a CD. If you have files that you want to backup, but also want to keep private, you can easily set a password to the file before you burn it to a CD. You don't have to have a degree in computer programming to put a password on your CD. You can easily do it yourself with little hassle and just a few minutes time using the software already installed on your Windows system.

Things You'll Need

  • Blank CD

Step 1

Right-click on your desktop and choose "New Folder" from the menu. Label your folder with a name that is in accordance to the files you will be placing in it.

Step 2

Locate the files you want to burn to your CD and drag them into the folder. Right-click on the folder and choose the "Send To" option followed by the "Compressed Folder" option.

Step 3

Double-click your folder after the compression has occurred and click the "Add a password" on the right-hand side of the menu. Type your password into the fields and press "OK" at the bottom of your screen.

Step 4

Insert a blank CD into your computer's optical drive. Click the "Start" menu and then go to the "Computer" option. Locate your CD's icon and drag the password-protected folder onto the CD's icon.

Step 5

Double-click the CD icon and then click the "Burn" button at the top of the window. Wait for the CD to burn. Once it has burned the files will require your password in order to gain entry to its contents.