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Backing Up with Pyro 2003

Backing Up with Pyro 2003

If you have a bunch of files to back up, you might need a much larger storage format, such as a CD-R. In Chapter 16, you learned about using Cakewalk’s Pyro 2003 to create an audio CD from your SONAR project. In case you didn’t know it, you can also use Pyro 2003 along with your CD-R drive to back up data files. The procedure is a bit different from creating an audio CD, but it’s not difficult. To create a data CD with Pyro 2003, follow these steps:

  1. Start Pyro 2003 and click on the Make Data CD tab to display the data CD burning screen, as shown in Figure B.1. The bottom half of the screen shows all of the resources available on your PC. This includes your Windows desktop, the hard drives, and all the files stored on your computer. The left pane is the Folders view, and the right pane is the Files view. The top half of the screen represents your new data CD. The left pane is the Data CD Folders view, and the right pane is the Data CD Files view.

    Figure Figure B.1. Click the Make Data CD tab to access Pyro’s data CD functions.


  2. In the Folders view, choose the resource or disk drive that contains the files you want to burn to CD. For example, if you have some files or a folder of files on your Windows desktop that you want to save, click on Desktop in the Folders view. The Files view will then display a list of all the folders and files available on the desktop.

  3. In the Files view, select the files and/or folders you want to burn to CD. To select multiple files, hold down the Ctrl key on your computer keyboard as you click on the files with your mouse.

  4. Click on the Add button in the top half of the screen to add the selected files to your data CD project. The files and/or folders will be added to the Data CD Folders view and the Data CD Files view respectively, as shown in Figure B.2.

    Figure Figure B.2. Click on the Add button to add files and/or folders to your data CD project.


  5. To delete a file or folder from the data CD project, click on it to select it, and then click on the Remove button.

    NOTE

    CD STORAGE CAPACITY

    As you add or remove files and folders from your data CD project, be sure to keep an eye on the blue gauge located to the right of the Data CD Files view. This gauge shows you how much room you have left on the current data CD. Most CDs can store up to 740 MB, but some can go as high as 800 MB. You need to read the label on your blank CD to determine how much it can store.

  6. Repeat steps 2 through 5 until you’ve finished adding all your files and/or folders to the project.

  7. To give your data CD a name, click on DataCD in the Data CD Folders view to select it. Click on it again to make it editable, and then type a new name for the CD. The name for a data CD can be up to 11 characters and can only contain letters, numbers, or underscore characters.

  8. Put a blank CD-R disc in your CD burner and then click on the Burn CD button located above the Data CD Files view to display the CD Burning Options dialog box (see Figure B.3).

    Figure Figure B.3. Use the CD Burning Options dialog box to choose the drive and the burning speed you want to use.


  9. Choose the drive you want to use from the Select a Drive for CD Burning drop-down list. If you have only one CD burner attached to your computer, it should already be selected.

  10. Choose the burning speed you want to use from the Burning Speed drop-down list. If the list doesn’t look accurate, you can have Pyro scan your drive; simply click on the Update button.

    NOTE

    CD BURNING SPEEDS

    When you choose a burning speed, be sure to read the label on the blank disc you are using to determine its maximum speed rating. Some CDs are created to withstand high burning speeds and some are not. If you choose a speed that is higher than what your disc can withstand, it might not burn correctly.

  11. Click on OK. Pyro 2003 will display the Burning CD dialog box and show you its progress as it burns your new data CD.


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