Posted by Eric Carey on 16 October 2009 02:57 PM
To use ImgBurn for backing up files to DVD/CD:
- Installing ImgBurn
- Go to www.imgburn.com
- Click on "Download"
- Click on any of the provided links that say "Mirror..."
- Save the file and run it once it has finished downloading
- Follow the installation steps to completion
- Using ImgBurn to copy files and/or folders to CD/DVD
- Start ImgBurn either from your desktop or by clicking "Start > Programs > ImgBurn > ImgBurn"
- Click on "Write files/folders to disc"
- In the screen that now appears you will see a white box above which is written "Source".
- To add individual files to this list, click on the topmost icon to the right of that white box.
- To add full folders, click on the icon that is second from the top to the right of that white box.
- Once you have finished adding files/folders, click on the image that shows a folder with an arrow pointing at a disc.
- If a message appears asking if a given folder represents the root of the image, click "No".
- In the next box, click "Yes" or change the label if you wish. (Note: this will not affect the burning process)
- In the next box, click "Ok".
- If you are trying to put more than 700MBs of information on a CD or more than 4.3GBs of information on a DVD, an error message will come up telling you that there are too many files. A way around this is to organize your files ahead of time so that you know they are the right size and will burn properly.
- Another error message that may appear that a directory is too many files deep. (Usually 8 or 9). If this is the case, the chances are that the culprit is the artwork folder in your itunes library. Locate this folder and delete it and then try again.
- Your CD/DVD will now begin burning.
- Once the program has finished burning the CD/DVD, it will open the CD tray and then close it in order to check the disc for any errors.
- If you are using a laptop drive, you will need to manually close the tray and click "Ok" so that the program can continue.
- Wait for the CD/DVD to verify.
- A short song will now play. Once it does, your CD/DVD has been burned correctly.