Answered By: Lauren Felder
Last Updated: Apr 06, 2020     Views: 57

Most of the computer stations within the library are equipped with CD-RW recorders and Roxio CD Creator software for recording CDs. Because not all CD-ROM drives can read CD-RW discs, and because not all CD-RW formats are compatible with all computers, the Library encourages patrons to use CD-R discs or USB drives instead of CD-RW discs to save files whenever possible.

Recording data to a CD-R:

  1. Save all files you wish to record to the computer's T: drive first.
  2. Insert a blank CD-R in the computer’s "Compact Disc Rewritable" drive and open the Roxio CD Creator program.
  3. At the Roxio "Welcome" screen, click the "Data and Backup" tab in the left sidebar, then click "Data Disc".
  4. In the "Data Disc" window, click the "Add Data" button, then "Add Files" (or "Add Folder" to add an entire folder of files).
  5. A window will open showing the files available on your computer. Under "Location", select the T: drive, and then select each file or folder you want to save to CD and click "Add" to add it to the file list in the main window. (Note: when saving web pages, you must save both the .html file and the folder of images associated with it.)
  6. When you have selected all the files you want to record to your CD, click "Options" under the "Data Disc" header at the bottom right. Under "CD recording options", change the "Type:" to "Disc at once (DAO), Closed". This will ensure that your data disc can be read on most other computer CD drives. Click "OK" to return to the main window.
  7. When you are ready to record the CD, click the orange button next to "Click button to continue" in the bottom right of the window to begin recording.

Cleveland State University takes NO responsibility for any lost files or damage to a patron's materials caused by the computer CD-RW drives. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that all work with the CD-RW and DVD-RW drives complies with copyright laws

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