If you have a large amount of data you wish to burn to disc and it won’t fit on a single DVD or CD, you can make the process easier by using burning software that supports disc spanning. Here’s how to do it.
Disc spanning allows you to burn large amounts of data without having to worry about organizing it into the right size so that it fits on each disc. Many popular disc burning applications don’t support disc spanning, but CDBurnerXP does, and it’s completely free. Now you can backup any amount of files such your iTunes library, photos and movies easily across multiple with ease. The software automatically figures it out for you.
Burning Data to Spanning Discs
First, you’ll want to grab CDBurnerXP from here, then open the software and select “Data Disc”.
Next, drag and drop the files you wish to burn over to the CDBurnerXP window.
Once the files are added, click “Burn”.
Choose whether you want to leave the disc open or finalize the disc once it’s burned, and select “Disc spanning”.
Choose the type of disc you are using on the “Disc size” drop-down menu, the click “Split”.
The software figures out how many discs are required to complete the process. Place a writable disc in the drive and click “Burn”.
Click “Burn disc” to start creating the discs.
CDBurnerXP will prompt you to insert another disc once the previous disc is finished.
That’s all there is to it.
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- Published 10/5/11