Burning a data CD using Nero
You have three choices when making CD backups:
You can use CD-R disks (cheap) to back up a group of files with Nero in
a single sitting. However, you cannot add files to these CD's later.
You can use CD-RW disks (more expensive) which allow you to add more
files later, also using Nero. However CD-RW disks are inherently rather
You can format a CD-RW disk to use with the InCD software, and then use
it like it was a very big floppy or Zip disk. The initial formatting
takes about 20 minutes.
The following instructions are for using Nero. (To use InCD, put a
blank CD-RW in the drive, click on the InCD icon at the bottom of the
screen, and follow the instructions.)
You must have the spectrometer data folder mapped as a network drive to get data
from the instruments.
Double click the "Nero Burning Rom" icon.
Choose "Compile a New CD" then "Next."
Choose "Compile a Data CD" then "Next."
Choose either "Create a new CD (for a CD-R, or a CD-RW's first
use) or "Continue with an Existing Data CD" (to re-use a
CD-RW) then "Next"
Click "Finish" which will bring up a directory window.
In the File Browser on the right side of the screen, go to the F:
drive, and your data under your_name/nmr.
Drag and drop the files you want to back up from the right hand side of
the screen over to the left hand side of the screen.
Click the "Burn" icon and wait for the burn operation to
Choose to delete the log file.
The CD drive will open; take your CD and close it.
Exit Nero (don't save changes).
When you are finished, close the connection to the spectrometer by
double clicking on the "My Network Places" icon, choose
Tools, choose "Disconnect Network Drive...", highlight F:,