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    • CommentAuthorjuruble
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2008 edited
     

    This protocol explains how to: burn a CD or DVD.

    Protocol revised: 2/28/2007

    Protocol written by: Barbara Lom, Julie Ruble


    Blank CDs and DVDs are stored on the shelf above the scanner in the lab. To determine whether you need a CD or DVD, create a new folder on the desktop of your computer (by right-clicking and selecting "New folder"). Name this folder "Data Files" and place all the files you want to burn onto a disc into this folder.  Right-click on the folder and click "Properties" (on a PC) or "Get info" (on a Mac).  If the size of the folder is 700 MB or less, use a CD.  If the size of the folder is greater than 700 MB, use a DVD (which can hold up to 4.7 GB of data).

     

    Windows Computer

    1. Insert CD or DVD into the computer.  A prompt will pop-up asking what you'd like to do with the disc you inserted.
    2. Choose "Create a CD/DVD using Roxio."
    3. When Roxio pops up, choose "Make a Data CD/DVD."
    4. Choose the "Data CD Project" (or "Data DVD Project")
    5. Browse to find the "Data Files" folder you just created.  You may need to go to the "Documents and Settings" folder, then to your user name, and then to the "Desktop" folder to find it. Select the folder with all your files in it and click "Add."
    6. Click "Record" to burn your disc.
    7. You do not need to save a copy of your CD/DVD project if prompted.
    8. Label your disc with a Sharpie.  Include your name, date, description of files on disc, experiment the files pertain to, etc.

     

    Mac Computer

    1. Insert CD or DVD into the computer.  If a prompt pops up asking what you'd like to do with the disc you inserted, click "Ignore."
    2. Double-click on "Macintosh HD" on your desktop.  A Finder window will pop up.
    3. Click the sprocket/gear icon at the top of the Finder window and choose "New Burn Folder." A burn folder will show up and you can type in a descriptive name for your CD/DVD.
    4. Grab your "Data Files" folder from your desktop and drag it into the burn folder you just created.  Click "Burn."
    5. Label your disc with a Sharpie.  Include your name, date, description of files on disc, experiment the files pertain to, etc.
    • CommentAuthorsapyfrom
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2010
     

    When I tried this recently on a Mac, I simply saved all of my files into one folder on the desktop. I then inserted a disc into the disc drive and right clicked on the folder I saved to the desktop. On the drop down menu I selected "Burn to Disc". It then asked that I name the CD, which I did and then I hit "Burn". The process didn't take long, after which I ejected the disc and all of my files were successfully transferred.