September 14, 2001, 12:00 AM — In Windows XP, you can copy files and folders to a CD-RW disc just as
you would to a floppy. Using Windows Explorer, you simply drag folders
and files to the empty CD-RW. When you have copied all the necessary
data to the CD, right-click the CD and choose 'Write these files to
CD'. XP will now record the files. If you want a more permanent backup
disc, then you can copy your files to a blank CDR instead of a
If you'd like to record an audio CD, then you can simply drag WAV, WMA,
or MP3 files to the CDR icon. XP will open Windows Media Player so you
can preview your final track selection and deselect any that you don't
want to include. Now, click the 'Copy Music' button and the Media
Player will convert the files for you and produce an audio disc.
To erase the CD-RW, you can right-click the CD in Windows Explorer, or
My Computer and choose 'Erase this CD-RW'. .