Chapter 7. Nautilus File Manager

Writing CDs

The file manager provides a special location where you can copy files and folders that you want to write to a CD. You can write the contents of the location to a CD easily.

To write a CD, perform the following steps:

  1. Choose Go->CD Creator. The file manager opens a special location, burn:///, from which you can write CDs.

  2. Copy the files and folders that you want to write to CD into the burn:/// location.

  3. Insert a writable CD into the CD writer device on your system.

  4. Choose File->Write to CD. A Write files to a CD recorder dialog is displayed.

  5. Use the Write files to a CD recorder dialog to specify how you want to write the CD, as follows:

    Dialog Element

    Description

    Target to write to

    Select the device to which you want to write the CD from the drop-down list. To create an CD image file for the files and folders, select the File image option.

    Write speed

    Select the speed at which you want to write the CD from the drop-down list.

    CD name

    Type a name for the CD in the text box.

    Erase CD

    Select this option to erase the current contents of the CD.

    Eject CD when done

    Select this option to eject the CD from the drive when the CD is written.

    Reuse these files for another CD

    Select this option if you do not want to write the files and folders to another CD. If you select this option, the files and folders are not removed from the burn:/// location after the CD is written.

  6. Click on the Write files to CD button.

    If you selected the File image option from the Target to write to drop-down list, a Choose a filename for the cdrom image dialog is displayed. Use the dialog to specify the location where you want to save the CD image file. By default, CD image files have a .iso file extension.

    A Writing CD dialog is displayed. When the CD is written or when the CD image file is created, a message to indicate that the process is complete is displayed in the dialog.

    If you created a CD image file, you can write this file to a CD. To write a CD image file to CD, right-click on the CD image file, then choose Write to CD from the popup menu.

    If you did not select the Reuse these files for another CD option, the files and folders are removed from the burn:/// location.