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.

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.


  • Always verify data burned to DVD to ensure data accuracy.


  • If your disc already has data burned to it ensure there is adequate space available for the data you wish to add.


About the Author

Gabriel Dockery began writing in 2009, with his work published on various websites. He is working toward a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience in a transfer program between Ivy Tech College and Indiana State University.

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