How to burn CD and DVD from right-click menu in Windows [Tip]

There are plenty of CD/DVD burner software packages that you can burn audio/picture files to writeable CD/DVD. However, few of those add shortcut options to the Windows Explorer context menu. To burn audio or pictures to CD/DVD directly from the Explorer context menu, check out Explore&Burn.

You can add the software to Windows from the Explore&Burn website. The program is compatible with the Windows XP/Vista/7/8 platforms. Press the Download Now button to save the setup wizard. Then open the setup wizard to install Explorer&Burn.

Next, open Windows Explorer and a folder with some audio files in it. Now right-click on one, or more, of those audio files to open the context menu in the shot below. It will include a Burn files to disc option as in the shot below.

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Now you can select that option to open the setup wizard window in the shot below. Insert a writable CD/DVD, and then press Next to go through the wizard. The wizard includes CD/DVD writer drive and burn speed options. You’ll also need to enter a title for the disc. When you’ve selected all the wizard options, click Next to burn the files to disc.

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So with this software you can now quickly burn image, audio and video files to disc directly from the Explorer context menu. That provides a handy shortcut for burning files. The software supports a variety of recordable CD or DVD – CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW and DVD+RW disc types.

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