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Chapter 6. Using My Computer to Fiddle w... > Finding a File in That Mess You Call... - Pg. 71

Using My Computer to Fiddle with Files and Folders 71 The fun news is that Windows XP now supports burning files and folders to both CD-R and CD-RW discs right out of the box. If you have a CD burner attached to your computer, Windows XP should recognize it and be ready to burn at will. To try this out, follow these steps: 1. 2. 3. Insert a CD-R or CD-RW disc in your CD burner. In My Computer, highlight the files or folders you want to burn to the disc. Select File, Send To, CD Drive ( D: ) (where D is the drive letter of your CD burner). Windows XP "copies" the file, but nothing is being burned to the disc just yet. Windows XP is just storing the files in a temporary location. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you've finished copying the files and folders you want to burn. (Re- member: you only get one chance to burn data to a CD-R disc.) Use My Computer to open the CD burner drive. You'll see a section titled Files Ready to Be Written to the CD. Feel free to delete or rename these files. In the CD Writing Tasks section, click Write these files to CD. Windows XP asks the CD Writing Wizard to take over from here. The first thing the wizard does is ask you to name the CD and it suggests today's date. If you can think of something more useful (there's a no-brainer), enter it in the box and click Next. The wizard then busies itself writing the data to the disc. When the wizard's work is done, it spits out the disc and asks if you want to copy the selected files to another disc. If you do, activate the Yes, write these files to another CD check box and click Next. Otherwise, click Finish. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Finding a File in That Mess You Call a Hard Disk