Top 2 Ways to Copy Files from Flash Drive to CD in Windows 7/8/10

Want to copy files(e.g. music, photos, videos ) from flash drive to CD for data protection? Click this article to learn the easy ways.


by Delia Updated on October 18, 2022

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Why need to copy files from flash drive to CD?

Usually, people may wonder how to copy files like music files from CD to flash drive. But sometimes, files also need to be copied from flash drive to CD.


Why should people copy files from flash drive to CD? I think the most important reason is data security. To protect data, you may need to transfer data to another place (eg: CD) for safekeeping. In fact, CDs have many advantages for keeping data. For example, CDs have long service life, high safety mode, cost-effective operation and so on. Therefore, some of you may want to copy files to CD via the easiest way to store data.

How to copy files from flash drive to CD

As we all know, CD has two common types that are CD-R and CD-RM. CD-R can be written only once. CD-RM (CD-Rewritable) can be written or rewritten a lot of times. So, if you want to copy files to CD, the CD must be a CD-RM or a blank CD-R. In addition, there must be a DVDRW driver on your computer. 

If your computer is equipped with this kind of driver or you have a USB DVDRW driver, you could follow the first way to copy files to CD, if not, you could go directly to the second way.

Way 1. Copy files from flash drive to CD with DVDRW Driver

Step 1. Connect USB DVDRW and flash drive to your computer and make sure they can be detected.

Step 2. Click “Computer” or “This PC” on your desktop, you can see your DVDRW driver and flash drive here.

Connect DVDRW

Step 3. Click the DVDRW driver. You’ll be prompted to insert a disc. Put in a disc and click Run.

Put In Disc

Step 4. If the disc is used for the first time, there will be two selection for disc uses. “Similar to USB drive” or “For ‘CD/DVD’ player”. If you copy files for storage, select USB. If you want to play the movie directly, select the DVD.

Step 5. Then, the disc will be formatted. After formatting, you can open the disc and copy the files from flash drive to it.

Copy Files to CD

Way 2. Copy files from flash drive to CD with AOMEI Backupper

If you don’t have a DVDRW, you can choose a third-party software to help you. I highly recommend you AOMEI Backupper Professional. It is a professional file backup software that can help you copy files from flash drive to CD with ease.

This software has a clear interface and user-friendly design, so you could use it easily even for the first time. And besides CD, you could back up files from different source paths to different places. For example, if your files are on your USB, you can copy USB to different palces such as external hard drive, USB drive, NAS network location and so on.

Furthermore, if you copy your files to other places for data protection, there is a useful feature called “Schedule backup” that can save your time and protect your data effectively. With this feature, you can set an automatic backup such as Daily/weekly/Monthly backup, Incremental and Differential backup.

Here come the detailed steps:

Please do the following preparations before start.
Connect USB DVDRW and flash drive to your computer and make sure they can be detected.
Download AOMEI Backupper, install and launch it. If you are a Windows Server user, you can pick AOMEI Backupper Server.

Step 1. On the left tab page, select Backup and then select File Backup.

File Backup

Step 2. Click Add File or Add Folder so you can select files/folders you want to back up from flash drive.

Add File Or Folder

Note: When you add folders, you can open the Filter settings so that you can set up file inclusion/exclusion specific suffix.

Click Filter

Filter Settings

Step 3. Select the connected CD as the destination path to store the image file.

Select Backup Destination

Step 4. You can click on Schedule Backup in the lower-left corner of the page to schedule automatic backup. Select Daily/Weekly/Monthly.

Schedule Settings General

You can click Backup Scheme to choose different backup methods (Full/Incremental/Differential backup). The latter two can improve backup efficiency and save disk space, but the incremental backup is more demanding for restoration, you can upgrade now to the Pro version (5% off for one computer) to enjoy differential backup method. After upgrading, you can also enable automatic backup cleanup feature to clean up redundant backups regularly.

Backup Scheme Menu

Step 5. Finally, click the Start Backup button to run the backup.

Start Backup Scheduled

💜 How to backup files to AOMEI Cloud

There is a growing trend to backup files to cloud storage. You can backup files to AOMEI Cloud if you have an AOMEI account. You'll get 1TB free storage for 15 days after you sign up for an AOMEI account.


How do I burn songs from USB to CD?

If you want to transfer music files from USB to a CD and play songs on CD directly, you can follow the steps to burn songs from USB to CD. 

Note: You must be sure that your DVD drive is compatible with the disc type you’re using, or you can’t burn the CD successfully.

Step 1. Connect your USB drive and CD/DVD-RW drive to your computer.

Step 2. Insert a CD-RM or a blank CD-R in your computer CD/DVD-RW drive.

Step 3. Open Windows Media Player(comes with Windows) on your computer and click the Burn button.

Click Burn Button

Step 4. Drag the songs you want from USB to the Burn pane of Windows Media Player.

Drag Items to Burn Page

Step 5. Click Start Burn.

Start Burn


Although there are two ways to teach you how to copy files from flash hard drive to CD in Windows 10/8/7, and you can choose one to follow. Actually, DVDRW may not be so common nowadays, therefore, you can back up your important data to external hard drive, USB flash drive or NAS network via AOMEI Backupper.

Delia · Editor
Delia owns extensive experience in writing technology-related blog posts, and has been a part of AOMEI since 2020 to provide expertise in data security and disaster recovery. She works with Windows operating systems, SQL databases, and virtualization platforms such as VMware and Hyper-V, specializing in troubleshooting and advising on data protection and migration.