Backing up to a CD-R disk


Is there a way to backup say 20 files to a CD-R using some type of freeware program like pkzip so that you can copy these files from the CD-R to another computer that does not have the same software installed?

BTW, both computers have Windows XP.

Thank you in advance.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Actually, PKZIP is not freeware.

You want to put 20 files on a CDR and bring that CD to another computer and copy the files off?  EASY.  Don't you have some CD Burning software?  Most likely, it came with your drive... Nero?  Roxio?  I believe Nero is a free 30 day fully functional demo at

If you're using Windows XP, XP can do this without any additional software.  Just copy the files with explorer to the CDR drive.  Then right click it and select the appropriate option to write files to disk.
TrueBlueAuthor Commented:
Hi Leew!

When I try to paste to the CDR drive I get incorrect function.

I have Stomp, but I am sure that I would need another copy to restore it to another computer.

Why doesn't XP's backup wizard support the CDR drive?

Thank you in advance.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
XP's backup can't backup to CD - I'm not an MS programmer and don't understand half the things they do - then again, Veritas wrote it for Microsoft.

Try to reboot - do you still get incorrect function (that happens sometimes and reboots sometimes solve the problem)
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If you just want to transfer some files from one computer to another, maybe flash drive suits better?
Jared LukerCommented:
I'm with tapkep...

Go and get yourself a 512 MB or 1 GB pen drive.  Then you could use NT's backup or even a simple batch file to copy the files.  Pull the drive from one and plug into another and you are set.

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