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How to Create a Data CD You can store your files on a CD We call this a Data CD because it is storing your data or files. Why use a CD instead of a Floppy disk? CDs hold a lot more information than Floppies and they are inexpensive. 1 floppy holds 1.4MB (1,400 K)

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how to create a data cd

How to Create a Data CD

You can store your files on a CD

We call this a Data CD because it is storing your data or files.

why use a cd instead of a floppy disk
Why use a CD instead of a Floppy disk?

CDs hold a lot more information than Floppies and they are inexpensive.

1 floppy holds 1.4MB (1,400 K)

1 CD holds 700 MB (700,000 K)

A CD holds less than a Gig (1,000,000 K)

cost of file storage
Cost of file Storage

CDs are an inexpensive storage media.

where can i get a blank cd
Where can I get a blank CD?
  • Order them from the warehouse
  • Buy them at stores such as Wal-mart, Staples, Circuit City

Price varies from $.50 to $1.50 depending upon the quantity purchased.

can i make a cd using my own computer
Can I Make a CD using My own computer?
  • Probably Not!
  • Your computer probably has a regular CD Rom drive. It lets you PLAY CDs but it will not CREATE CDs.
  • You need to find a computer that has a CD WRITER also called a CD BURNER. This is a special CD drive that Plays and creates CDs.
where can i find a cd burner
Where Can I Find a CD Burner?

Go to the Computer Lab

At

Central Office

Or

School Library

Use the Multimedia Computer Station in the back of Central Training Lab.

start your cd login as yourself
Start your CD: Login as yourself

Login with your real username and password if you want to be able to find your H: and or G: drives

insert a blank cd
Insert a Blank CD

Press button to open and close

Top CD drive is the Burner.

Place blank CD in tray

start the cd software
Start the CD Software

Double click the Recorder Gold Icon

find your files
Find your Files

Click + beside My computer

Click + beside Your G: drive

Drag your folders Here and Drop

click record to start making the cd
Click “Record” to start Making the CD

16X

You may need to reduce the speed from 32x to 16x. Look at the case of the cd that you purchased.

Click Ok

finish your cd
Finish your CD
  • Wait while the CD writes
  • When finished writing remove your CD from the tray, close the CD software, logout.
  • Write on top of CD with Permanent marker. We use “sharpies”. Available from the warehouse. Don’t mark the bottom.
that s all folks
That’s all folks!

Log off the computer and take your CD back to your desk with you.

Once you learn…help a friend.

I will be glad to help if I am available. Dawn Schaeffer, 7253, dschaeffer@ccboe.com

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Trouble shooting

Handout available in Adobe Acrobat

trouble shooting
Trouble Shooting
  • VERY LONG filenames. You will get an error if you have extremely long file names. Rename the files with shorter names.
  • Don’t try to copy OPEN files to the CD. Make sure you close all files at your desk and that other co-workers do not have the files open at their desks.

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