Follow these steps to burn files and folders to the Data CD/DVD/Blu-ray disk:
- Step 1. Specify files and folders to be burned.
- Click Add File toolbar button to add a single file, or several files (multi-selection supported) to a collection using the standard Open File dialog.
- Click Add Folder toolbar button , or press Insert key, to add a single folder to a collection using the standard Browse for Folder dialog.
- Choose Create New Folder menu item from drop down menu of Add Folder toolbar button, to create a new folder within a tree.
- Use context menu over File Tree area to execute the same commands.
- You can also Drag and Drop files and folders to the File Tree area from the Windows Explorer.
- Step 2. Choose a Target, or burning device and Transport (SPTI, SPTD or ASPI):
- SPTI — This transport is preferable for NT-based systems (NT4/2000/XP/Vista). It can't be used for Windows 9x (95/98/ME) systems. Under Vista allows to burn user without Administrator?s rights. XP and earlier systems ? Administrator?s rights required.
- SPTD — This transport is preferable for NT-based systems (NT4/2000/XP/Vista). It can't be used for Windows 9x (95/98/ME) systems. Requires special drivers to be installed and machine reboot is needed. If drivers installed properly - allows any local user to burn (without Administrator's rights).
- ASPI — Intended for Windows 9x systems (98/ME). For others still supported in compatibility mode, but requires winaspi32.dll in the application directory.
- Step 3. In Options - specify burning preferences:
- Disc Label — by default it is a current date.
- Speed — select one of available speeds supported by burner and media combination. Auto-Select - by default.
- Erase Media — for Read-Write (RW) media type - erases it first before burning starts.
- Burn in Test mode — simulates burning process, but laser is turned off.
- Verify Data — after burning is complete — verify how data has been written, check for reading errors.
- Eject Media — after burning is complete — eject CD/DVD/Blu-ray.
- Step 4. Insert a blank CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc into the CD/DVD/Blue-ray disc drive and click the Burn Data
- Step 5. See the progress. To cancel data burning you can click the Cancel button.
Automation of burning data to CD/DVD-ROM/Blu-ray
BurnDataCD.EXE [/ADD=FOLDERPATH] [/FILE=FULLPATH] [/BURN] /[EXIT-IF-OK]
[/ERASE] [/VERIFY] [/EJECT] [/TITLE]
Software accepts command line parameters to automate burning process:
- /ADD=FOLDERPATH — adds a folder to the list of items to be burned. FOLDERPATH parameter is a full path (i.e. "C:\Program Files\My Folder\") to the target item to be burned. Must be in quotes if contains spaces.
- /FILE=FULLPATH — loads a tree from a collection being saved previously. If item exists in collection, but not on disk, it just being ignored. FULLPATH parameter is a full path (i.e. "C:\Program Files\My Folder\My Collection.cdb") to the saved collection. Must be in quotes if contains spaces.
- /ERASE — erases RW media before burning starts. Ignored if media not RW.
- /VERIFY — file tree verification after burn process has completed.
- /EJECT — ejects media after burning.
- /TITLE — sets a label for a disc to be burned.
- /BURN — process of burning data CD/DVD starts automatically right after program launch. If some command line parameters not specified explicitly, last used parameters will be loaded for the command execution.
- /EXIT—IF—OK — if command is successfully completed, program auto-exits. If errors detected - you will see error messages on the dialog (no auto-exit).
Note: you cannot use parameters /ADD and /FILE all together.
Example. To burn Data CD/DVD automatically from command line and exit the program after successful burning, run:
C:\> BurnDataCD.exe /ADD="C:\Temp\My Folder" /VERIFY /EJECT /BURN /EXIT-IF-OK
This command adds a content of folder "C:\Temp\My Folder" (with all its content - recursively) to the list of items to be burned, starts burning immediately after loading, verifies data when burning is complete, ejects media, and exists if no errors detected.