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Compiling the Backup

Click the New Compilation button to begin.

Select CD-ROM and choose either Multisession or No Multisession.

Click New to continue.

INTRODUCTION

By now you should be comfortable compiling a data CD in either of the CD-burning applications we've covered. In both programs, the interface features a compilation panel and a file browser. Let's compile our files in Nero for the purpose of illustration.


In the File Browser, click Desktop.

Press Ctrl+A to select everything on your desktop (even shortcuts—they're tiny).

Right-click the selected filesand folders and click Properties. The folders and files on my desktop are more than 7GB in size—way too much data.

Click Desktop again and select fewer files and folders.

Drag and drop to add them to the compilation. Don't forget to save your files in the My Documents folder or other folders where you have important files!

Double-click the folder icon in the compilation to display its contents.

TIP

Notice that I have selected and compiled the three files I saved in my preparation task (Office Settings, Calendar, and Contacts) and a projects folder. See how the folder is separate from the files.


HINT

Individual files will join the ones from my desktop in the root folder. (If they have the same names, they may be overwritten.)


TIP

You could do the same thing with the UDF format (DirectCD or InCD), but if you wanted to use it in two years with a different PC, you might have a different CD-recording program that couldn't read your disc.


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