How to Burn a DVD Data Disc

By Gabriel Dockery

Burning data to a DVD serves several functions. Most notably, burning a DVD data disc allows for data to be portable between systems and also allows for the secure backup of important information such as financial data. Burning DVD data discs is a surprisingly simple process that any computer user can accomplish within a few minutes using nothing more than a few mouse clicks.

Burning a DVD Data Disc

Step 1

Consolidate all the data you wish to burn into one folder on your computer.

Step 2

Open your data folder and select every item by pressing the "Control" and "A" keys simultaneously.

Step 3

Right-click any one of the selected files to bring up a standard Windows context menu.

Step 4

Hover over the "Send To" heading to open up a sub-menu.

Step 5

Select your DVD recordable drive from the sub-menu.

Step 6

Insert a blank DVD recordable disc into your DVD drive.

Step 7

Enter a title for your DVD disc into the resulting Windows dialog box from step five.

Step 8

Click the "Next" button to begin the burning process. Windows will proceed to burn your data onto the DVD as a data disc. A progress bar will appear informing you of the current progress and notify you when the DVD data disc creation process has been completed.