How to Burn a Zip File to CD
Zipping files into an archive format, including "ZIP," is a great way to compress them to make them smaller and easier to transport. After you've zipped one or more files into a single ZIP archive, you can burn that archive to a CD with free CD-burning software to move it to another computer easily.
Things You'll Need
- CD-burning software
- Blank CD-R
DownloadCD-burning software, such as Nero Lite or Deep Burner. Click on "Download Now." Click on "Save As" when the download manager appears and the download will begin.
Open the installation file for your CD-burner program. Click the "Next" button to progress through each installation screen until you can click to install it on your computer.
Put a CD-R into your CD drive. Open a program, such as Nero Lite. Click on "Data Burning." Click on the textbox that reads "Disc Name" and type in a name for your disk if you don't want it to be "Mydisc."
Click on the "Add file" button and a browse window will appear. Locate your ZIP file in the browse window and double-click on it. It will now appear in the box for items that are to be burned.
Click "Burn" to begin burning your CD.
Tips & Warnings
- Make sure you have a way to unzip the file on your other computer. A program like "WinRAR" can help you do that.