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I’m trying to burn a disc. I d/l a file but when i expand it to get it in the proper form, I get “Files Ready to Be Written to the Disc.” I’ve tried burning and sharing but I just burn the useless file to the disc. HELP!

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12 responses to “Files ready to be written to the disc”

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    evox81

    What type of file is it? Are you using Window's built in utility to burn? If so, what steps are you using to do so?

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    tkrk

    It's a disk image file which I left click to expand to 25 items. I am using Windows 10 only. I mark the files and under "Share" in file manager and I get "Files Ready to Be Written to the Disc." The disc is not written to. If I burn the disc image file it will burn the disc -- which I don't want. I hope this is clear. I am not using a 3rd party burner.

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      evox81

      In reply to tkrk:

      To be honest, I'm not sure what steps your describing here with "share" and all that. From what you've written, I'm not even sure you actually want to burn a disc?


      But, assuming it's an ISO file and your intent is to burn the contents of that file to a disc: When you right click the disk image file there should be an option like "Burn image to disc" and that will do what you want to do.

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    tkrk

    In File Explorer the top left shows "File, Home, Share and View" If you left click you will see Burn to disc.

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    hrlngrv

    I've had recurring problems with Windows's own built-in optical disk burning facilities going way back into XP days. I wound up relying on 3rd party tools.

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    tkrk

    hrlngrv, what 3rd party tools do you use?

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    Mike Cramer

    You say you left-click to "expand" the disc image. If the file is an ISO, by default Windows 10 will mount the disc image and assign it a drive letter. In other words, Windows treats it as if you had put a physical disc into your physical drive.


    Now, it's possible that burning the files directly from that mounted image is buggy -- I can't say for sure, since I've never tried that. But anyway, you could try this: create a folder on your hard drive (for example, "Burn"), and then drag/drop the files from the mounted image into that folder to copy the files to your HD. Now try to burn from there.


    But as suggested, a 3rd party tool is probably the best idea. I've always used Imgburn to burn discs. It's free and reliable. Be sure to choose Burn Files/Folders to Disc.

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    Rycott

    ImgBurn. If I recall it may have an ad in the installer so make sure you un-tick that.


    Always rock solid when dealing with ISO's etc.

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    katedaisy

    In File Explorer the top left shows "File, Home, Share and View" If you left click you will see Burn to disc.

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