By Teresa / Last Updated October 28, 2020

Why copy files to CD or DVD disc?

Compact Disc (CD) and Digital Video/Versatile Disc (DVD) are common storage to store large amounts of information, especially photographs, videos, music, etc. can be stored, for use on a computer or CD/DVD player.

Many people want to copy files including excel files, music mp3 files, videos, CDA files, zip files, PDF files and JPG image files to blank CD for a lot of devices supports playing CD or DVD. Due to the properties, these discs can work on laptops, in cars, or be placed in a book for selling. Surely, backing up system to CD drive is also common demand.

Many users burn files to CD or DVD but got problem copying files to CD in operating system like Windows XP. Others also report unable to copy files to CD, and poor burning tools are one of the reasons. Well, is there any easy for common users to complete this task? Fortunately, the answer is yes.

Comprehensive software to copy files to CD or DVD in Windows 10/8/7/XP

To copy files to a CD or DVD disc, you can turn to different tools in different conditions. For example, you can use the feature “Burn a Disc” of HP built-in tool to burn files to CD drive if you’re using an HP computer.

However, for most other users who have no built-in utility to assist, AOMEI Backupper Professional is recommended. The software is very easy-to-use due to its lucid and user-friendly interface, even a computer novice can make it. It has the technology to make copying files to CD or DVD as easy as 123.

More important, AOMEI Backupper allows you to split large files into multiple smaller images when you copy large files to CD that beyond CD’s limitations. You can also create a bootable device to complete the task when you do not want to boot up operating systems. It has 30-day free trial (Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista supported), so it is suggested to get it and have a try.

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How to copy files to CD or DVD without burning?

In the first place, insert your CD or DVD disc and make sure it shows up in File Explorer. Then, install and run AOMEI Backupper Professional.

1. Click Backup and then File Backup in AOMEI Backupper.

File Backup

2. Edit the task name if necessary. Click Add File and then This PC to select files you’d like to copy to CD or DVD.

Add File Or Folder

In the Browse page, you can set file filter to exclude files through file extensions that you don’t want to copy to CD disc.

3. Click where the arrow point to select your CD or DVD drive.

Select Backup Destination

4. Finally, click Start Backup to execute the task. Wait for the process to complete and then you’ll find all selected files are burned to the CD or DVD automatically.

Start Backup


  • Do not remove the CD or DVD while copying. It is suggested to test the CD or DVD disc after copying.

  • The rewritable CD has a limited number of burning times. If the CD is over-burned (worn out), strange errors will arise.

  • You can use different CD media to store each backup version. If the burn process fails, you still can use the previous backup version on a different disk.

Final words

You may encounter problems and unable to burn files to CD or DVD. This article introduces one of the easiest ways to copy files to CD or DVD in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista. The entire process with all operations will be done in a clean user interface.

AOMEI Backupper Professional is also mighty backup and cloning software. Keep it installed to protect your computer with System Backup, Disk Backup, File Backup, Incremental & Differential backup, File Sync, etc. Besides, you are allowed to migrate operating system to SSD to upgrade disk when the need ever arises.