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How Do I Format a CD-R Disc Using Windows 10?

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How do I format a cd-r disc using the Wndows 10 operating system? It was very simple to perform this task in previous versions of Windows which I’ve used. I can’t seem to find any instructions when searching the web. Are you unable to perform this function using Windows 10?

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  1. It depends on what you are trying to do.

    Formatting a disk is in order for you to keep adding files to it, by copy/paste or drag and drop, like a flash drive. It is not suitable, for instance, for making an audio CD or DVD which will run on a domestic player. These format as they go.

    Windows 10 disk burning facilities are limited. To do anything more than basics you need third party burning software. There are freebies that do very well such as CDBurnerXP (which does DVDs as well and is fine up to Windows 10.

    Always pop back and let us know the outcome – thanks

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