How to Burn a Read Only Data CD

By Stefano Marrero

Microsoft Windows contains drivers that allow your computer to burn data on to CDs. There are two type of CDs, CD-R and CD-RW. When burning files onto a blank CD-R disk the CD will become a read-only CD after the burning process and cannot be rerecorded upon. Burning a read-only CD is simple and it takes only a few minutes.

Things You'll Need

  • CD-R blank disk

Step 1

Double-click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop. The icon is located at the top left of your desktop, usually. If not, open your Start menu and click Computer.

Step 2

Double-click on your CD/DVD burner drive.

Step 3

Start a new window explorer menu by double-clicking on My Computer again to open a new window. Find the files that your want to send to the CD.

Step 4

Drag the files that you want to burn to the CD/DVD drive window.

Step 5

Select the "Write these files to CD" menu option and allow the CD writing wizard to open. Enter the new CD name in the text box and click "Next."

Step 6

Insert your blank CD-R media in your disk drive and select "Next." After the CD is finished burning click "Finish" and eject your CD.