can back up files or folders to a CD using a feature of the Windows XP
You do not need to format the CD before using this procedure.
How to copy files and folders to a CD
a blank, unformatted CD into the drive on your
computer that allows you to write to a CD. (The drive is usually
labeled as Recordable or Rewritable).
a dialog box appears that asks how to open/use the CD, click Cancel.
Computer as you normally do.
files or folders that you want to copy to the CD. (To select more
down the CTRL key while you click the files you want.)
top-left dialog box labeled File and Folder Tasks, click Copy
the selected items.
In the Copy
Items dialog box, click the drive into which you inserted
Copy. You will see a copy progression window.
lower-right corner of the window, a pop-up balloon will appear. The
balloon will read You have files waiting to be written to
the CD. To see the files now, click this balloon.
box will appear that indicates the files and folders
you selected to copy. Check that the files and folders
that you want to copy to the CD are displayed under Files
Ready to Be Writtento the CD.
top-left dialog box labeled CD
Writing Tasks, click Write these files to CD.
Writing Wizard will open.
CD name field is blank, type a name for the CD.
(Note: By default, Windows names the CD with the current date.)
Click Next. You will see the copy progression window. The time required
to copy the files and folders you selected depends upon the amount
of data they contain.
the files or folders have been copied, the CD will be ejected from
the drive automatically.
After you copy files or folders to a CD, double-click the CD
icon to confirm that the files were copied.
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