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Document Title: How To Burn A Data Disc With Nero Burning ROM
Author: Michael J. Casimir
Creation Date: October 21, 2012
Last Modified: Thursday, September 26, 2013 11:32 PM
Applies To:
Windows XP Home
Windows XP Professional
Nero Burning Rom 6.0
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How To Burn A CD With Nero Burning ROM

How To Launch Nero Using The Windows Start Menu

In this section I take a look at how to backup a set of files using the OEM version of Nero Burning ROM.

The first step is to launch the Nero Burning ROM program as detailed below:

Changing the way files are viewed in Windows Explorer will help you determine which files need to be backed up.

  1. Left click the Start menu.

  2. Left click the All Programs shortcut on the Start menu,

  3. Locate the Nero folder and highlight it with your mouse cursor.

  4. Locate the Nero Start Smart application In the Nero Program folder.

    Changing the way files are viewed in Windows Explorer will help you determine which files need to be backed up.

    Left click once to start that Nero StartSmart application. You will be presented with a window shown in the figure below.

Working With The Nero Express Interface

Changing the way files are viewed in Windows Explorer will help you determine which files need to be backed up.

  1. On the left hand side left click the Nero Express title under list of available applications.

    Changing the way files are viewed in Windows Explorer will help you determine which files need to be backed up.

  2. Locate the Make Data Disc link in the right pane and left click the link once.

    Adding Data To The Compilation

  3. From this next window, you are now ready to start adding data to your layout for recording to disc.

    Changing the way files are viewed in Windows Explorer will help you determine which files need to be backed up.

  4. Now it is time for you to select some files to copy to CD. Left click the Add button to add files to the compilation.

    The following instructions are alternative ways that you can add files to a compilation.

    Option One: Click the button to select the files you would like to burn. A window will appear that looks very similar to Windows Explorer and from here, you are able to choose the files you would like to record and save on disc. Once you have selected your file(s), please click Add.

    Changing the way files are viewed in Windows Explorer will help you determine which files need to be backed up.

    Option Two: Add data using Windows Explorer - please go to the Start button in the corner of your screen and point your mouse cursor to All Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer.

    F.Y.I.! Some operating systems will have Start > Programs > Windows Explorer

    When the Windows Explorer appears, you can drag the data you would like to record into the Nero Express layout.

    Option Three: Add data using My Computer - please click the icon. From this window, you can drag and drop your files into the Nero Express layout.



  5. When you have finished adding files to the compilation left click the Next button.

    Configuring Final Burn Settings

    Changing the way files are viewed in Windows Explorer will help you determine which files need to be backed up.

  6. The next step is to configure the Nero Burning ROM program to burn your data disc. On this screen there are a variety of options that you can select and configure. They are all described in the table below.

    Current Recorder This item specifies which recorder you will use to burn your data disc.
    Disc Name Enter a name for your disc in this area.
    Title (CD Text) This item applies only if you are burning a music cd.
    Artist (CD Text) This item applies only if you are burning a music cd.
    Language This item specifies a language and applies only if you are burning a music cd.
    Writing speed This option determines how fast Nero Burning ROM will write the CD. Select a lower speed if your having problems completing the burn.
    Number of copies This option instructs Nero Burning ROM to write multiple copies of the same cd. Enter a value in this box.

    You can specify additional options for the burn by left clicking the More button. The screen will change as reflected in the figure below.

    Changing the way files are viewed in Windows Explorer will help you determine which files need to be backed up.

    When the more button is clicked you will see the following options which are explained in the table below.

    Track-At-Once

    With this method, each track is individually written onto the disc. The write operation is briefly interrupted after each track. This means that a CD-R or CD-RW can be written on just like any standard disk.

    Disc-At-Once

    In this mode, all of the tracks are written in a single process onto the disc without the laser being switched off. This format is best for audio CD's that will be played in home and car stereo equipment.

    Finalize Disc

    The disc will be closed and no additional data or audio can be written to the disc after finalizing it.

    Remove silence at end of *.cda tracks

    Each audio track when written will have a 2-second gap at the end. When checked, this silence is removed.


  7. The additional toolbar buttons available at the bottom of this window are explained in the table below:

    Changing the way files are viewed in Windows Explorer will help you determine which files need to be backed up.

    Configure

    This item opens the preferences window where you can customize Nero settings.

    Save Tracks

    This item saves the audio tracks off a compact disc.

    Erase Disc

    This item erases a writable CD or CDRW disc.

    Disc Info

    This item provides specific information about the disc being used to burn.

    Cover Designer This item opens the Nero Cover Designer where you can design a cover for your newly burned cd.
 
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