How to Make a Writable DVD-R

By Stefano Marrero

Many computers today include a DVD recorder drive. With a DVD recorder drive, you can burn up to 8.5 GB of data. This type of disk has a greater storage capacity than the standard compact disk. The DVD was developed in the early 1990s by Philips and Sony. The DVD is used to store files and data from computers. DVDs come in two types of formats DVD-R and DVD+R. The DVD-RW is the re-writable DVD whereas a DVD-R is a DVD that can only be written or burned once. The steps below can be used to make a writable DVD.

Things You'll Need

  • Blank Format DVD-R

Step 1

Double-click on the "My Computer" icon from your Windows desktop.

Step 2

Click on the drive location of the files you want to write to the DVD. Select the files, right-click your mouse and select the "Send to" option. Choose your DVD burner, and Windows will start the DVD burner wizard.

Step 3

Type in the name of your DVD and click "Next." Insert your blank DVD-R media and your computer will burn a DVD.

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