Saving to DVD

  Graham ® 19:49 30 Jul 2006

A friend's computer is coming to me for System Recovery. I wish to back up My Documents, My Pictures, Address book, My Favorites, and anything else I see, to DVD. Is there an easy way to do this? I have Nero.

  powerless 19:53 30 Jul 2006

Is the system still working?

Easiest way is to copy everything across the network/crossover.

Or take out the HDD and drop it in as a slave...

  Graham ® 19:58 30 Jul 2006

Still working but painfully slow. It may be faulty memory or even malware - no protection! I don't want to risk my own machine by copying or networking.

  Diversion 20:20 30 Jul 2006

In Nero select DVD and just click on make data DVD, and select all the files that you want to save.

  Diversion 20:24 30 Jul 2006

Using Nero click here

  Graham ® 20:24 30 Jul 2006

Will Nero prompt for a new disk when one is full? I ask because I've never done it before!

  Gongoozler 20:24 30 Jul 2006

If your worried about your friends computer having a virus, and it doesn't have a DVD writer you can temporarily fit your own writer in the computer, or even better persuade your friend to shell out £30 for a dvd writer. This is one of the best click here

  Gongoozler 20:27 30 Jul 2006

Graham ®, a dvd will hold about 4G of data. You can get a lot of files in that space. You don't have to copy all the files at once, just write 4G at a time. You don't want to back up Windows and all the programs, that's what's probably infected.

  Graham ® 20:28 30 Jul 2006

It will come with a new DVD writer for me to install.

  Graham ® 20:30 30 Jul 2006

Good point, up to 4GB at a time, then.

  Diversion 20:36 30 Jul 2006

If there is more data that will fit on one disk it will tell you, just delete a few items and put them on another disk. Is it a DVD Writer or a CD Writer that is on the PC? CD's will store 700MB and DVD 4.7GB of data.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Best Black Friday Deals 2017

How modern book design was influenced by illustrated manuscripts

Best Black Friday Apple Deals 2017

Les meilleurs logiciels de montage vidéo gratuits (en 2017)