DIRECTIONS TO USE THE “EASY CD CREATOR”

 

With Easy CD Creator, you can make a data CD to store computer data such as the files and folders on your hard disk. This is especially useful for archiving your important files or sharing them with your colleagues. Unlike a music CD, a data CD is used for data storage only and cannot be played on your home or car stereo CD player.

 

To make a data CD:

 

Start a new data CD project. From the File menu, point to New CD Project, then select Data CD.

 

Insert a blank CD into your CD-Recorder (the destination drive).

 

In the Select Source Files drop-down list box, select the folder where your files are located; a list of all files in the folder appears in the Source window.

 

Select the file (hold down the Ctrl or Shift key to select multiple files) in the Source window, and then click Add . The file is added to the data CD project.

 

Note: Up to 650 MB (74-minute CD) or 700 MB (80-minute CD) of files and folders can be added to a data CD project.

 

Click Record . The Record CD Setup dialog box appears.

 

Click Start Recording.

 

 

Saving and Opening a CD Project

 

You can create a CD project (music, data, MP3, enhanced CD, mixed-mode, bootable CD, or DVD), save it, then use it to record a CD at a later time.

 

Note: When saving a CD project, you are saving a file that contains only the instructions that specify which files to include in the CD project.

 

To save a CD project:

 

From the File menu, select Save Project List As.

 

Type a file name, and select a location for the file.

 

Click Save.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To open a CD project:

 

From the File menu, select Open CD Project

 

Select the CD project (.cl5) you want to open.

 

Click Open.

 

You can create a new folder in your data CD project and then add files and folders to that new folder.

 

To create a new folder:

 

From the Edit menu, select New Folder.

 

Making a data CD from a CD image allows you to write your data to the hard disk first, then record it to a blank CD. This is typically done to avoid a buffer underrun. It is also useful when you want to record multiple CD copies and want to save processing time.

 

(A buffer underrun occurs when your computer system cannot keep up the steady stream of data required for CD recording. The CD-Recorder has an internal memory buffer to protect against interruptions and slowdowns, but if the interruption is so long that the recorder's buffer is completely emptied, a buffer underrun occurs, writing stops, and most often the recordable CD is ruined.)

 

Tip: When making a CD image, make sure you have enough space on your hard disk to store the image file. A 74-minute blank CD typically holds up to 650 MB of data; an 80-minute blank CD up to 700 MB of data.

 

To make a data CD from a CD image, you need to first create the CD image, then record the CD image to a blank CD.

 

To create the CD image:

 

Start a new data CD project. From the File menu, point to New CD Project, then select Data CD.

 

In the Select Source Files drop-down list box, select the folder where your files are located; a list of all files in the folder appears in the Source window.

 

Select the file (hold down the Ctrl or Shift key to select multiple files) in the Source window, and then click Add. The file is added to the data CD project.

 

Note: Up to 650 MB (74 Min. CD) or 700 MB (80 Min. CD) of files and folders can be added to a data CD project.

 

From the File menu, select Create CD Hard Disk Image.

 

Type a file name, and select a location for the file.

 

Click Save.

To record the CD image to a blank CD:

 

Insert a blank CD into your CD-Recorder (the destination drive).

 

From the File menu, select Record CD from CD Image.

 

Select the image file (.cif file) you want to make into a CD and click Open. The Record CD Setup dialog box appears.

 

Click Start Recording.

 

 

 

Making a Multisession CD

 

A session is a recorded area on a CD containing one or more music or data tracks. A CD can have either a single session (as is the case with most music CDs) or multiple sessions, which are called multisession CDs.

 

To make a multisession CD:

 

To record the first session, follow the instructions in either Making a Data CD or Making a Music CD. Before you start recording, do the following:

 

In the Record CD Setup dialog box under Options, select Finalize Session. Don't Finalize CD as the record method.

 

If the first session is part of a data CD, we recommend that you record the CD in the Mode 2: CD-ROM XA format. (From the File menu, select CD Project Properties).

 

When you are ready to add another session to the CD, insert the CD into your CD-Recorder and follow the instructions again in Making a Data CD.

 

When prompted to add another session to the CD, select Yes.

 

Continue with the instructions in Making a Data CD.

 

 

 

Normally, you can access only the last session written on a multisession CD. To import a specific session on a multisession CD into your data CD project, follow these steps:

 

From the CD menu, select Import Session.

 

Select the session you want to import from the list and click Import.