How to Put Files on DVD-R Discs

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You may find you want to put files on a DVD-R disc to transport them to another computer, backup your work or simply archive some data. Regardless of the reason, the steps for putting files on a DVD-R can be quickly completed on PC and Macintosh computers. A single DVD-R can hold up to 4.7 gigabytes of memory, which makes it a good medium for storing data.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with DVD burner
  • Blank DVD-R

PC

  • Place a blank DVD-R in your computer's DVD burner.

  • Choose "Burn Files to Data Disc" from the pop-up window that automatically appears.

  • Click "Show Formatting Options" and select "Mastered."

  • Click "Next" and a blank folder will open.

  • Drag the files you want to put on a DVD-R disc into this blank folder.

  • Click "Burn to Disc" after you are finished adding files to the folder.

  • Eject the DVD-R from your computer when the burning process is complete.

Macintosh

  • Open the "Finder" and click "File," "Create New Burn Folder."

  • Double-click the folder to open it.

  • Drag the files you want to put on a DVD-R disc into this empty folder.

  • Click "Burn" after you are finished adding files to the folder.

  • Insert a blank DVD-R into your computer's DVD burner.

  • Eject the DVD-R from your computer when the burning process is complete.

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