How to Save Files to a DVD-R
People most commonly use DVD-Rs to watch videos and listen to high-quality audio. But DVD-Rs can also be used for file backup and storage. While CD-Rs offer the same advantage, DVD-Rs allow more storage space for a larger amount of files. Fortunately, Windows comes pre-built with all you need to transfer your files to a DVD-R without any need for additional software.
Insert your DVD-R into the DVD drive on your computer. Close the "Autoplay" dialog window that loads on your screen.
Right-click the files or folders to copy and select "Send to," and then "DVD drive."
Select "With a CD/DVD player" on the "How do you want to use this disc?" dialog box.
Press the "Next" button. This brings you to the "Files Ready to Be Written to the Disc" folder.
Click "File" and then "Burn to disc." This loads a "Prepare this disc" dialog. Enter a title for your disc in the "Disc title" field, and press the "Next" button to begin burning the disc.