How to Copy a CD From a CDFS

By Andrew Meer

CDFS, or Compact Disc File System, is a type of file system used to burn data onto CDs. The main advantage of using the CDFS file system is its compatibility with a wide range of operating systems such as Windows, UNIX and Mac OS. If you want to create a backup of a CD containing CDFS data onto your hard disk, you can do it just like you would create a backup of any other CD.

Step 1

Insert the CD containing the CDFS data.

Step 2

Open Windows Explorer by double-clicking the "Computer" icon on the desktop.

Step 3

Right-click the icon of the CD or DVD drive and select the "Copy" option.

Step 4

Use Windows Explorer to go to any location on the hard disk that has around 700 MB (megabytes) of free disk space.

Step 5

Right-click and select "Paste" to back up the CD containing the CDFS data. The data on the CD will automatically convert to the default file system on the hard disk.