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Using the DVD Rewriteable Drives in the Helpdesk

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The purpose of this Quicknote is to inform users that they can stop by either of our Helpdesks to borrow one of our DVD drives. If you would like to use the DVD-RW drives provided by the ITS Helpdesk, you will need to be at either of our locations, 206 MSB or 3174 WSW. You will also need to remain there during the use of these drives.
Please remember it is always best to have several ways to access important documents. Consider using your Personal Google Drive, a USB/flash drive, Personal Drive (H:\ drive) or emailing smaller documents/files to yourself for access from other computers.

Intended Audience:

This Quicknote is for the benefit of the faculty, staff, and student members on campus who would like more information about using the Helpdesk's DVD drives.

Requirements:

To follow this Quicknote you will need to have access to a computer with Windows 10, a CD drive and a CD-RW/DVD disk
Using the disc like a USB flash drive will allow you to save and edit the files on the disc later, whereas burn files cannot be edited or removed after burning.

Using disc like a USB flash drive

  1. Turn on the computer and open the DVD drive.
  2. Place the disc on the tray and close the drive, let the computer recognize the disc.
  3. Windows will prompt what you would like to do with the disc, select Like a USB flash drive
    1. If the prompt does not show up, you can also open File Explorer and navigate to This PC, then double click on the CD-RW/DVD drive
  4. Put in a Disc title which can be anything up to 16 characters long.
  5. Click Next, the computer will start formating the disc accordingly.
  6. Now the disc will act as a flash drive, you can copy or delete any files on the disc at any time with a windows 10 computer.

Burn file

  1. Turn on the computer and open the DVD drive.
  2. Place the disc on the tray and close the drive, let the computer recognize the disc.
  3. Windows will prompt what you would like to do with the disc, select With a DC/DVD player
    1. If the prompt does not show up, you can also open File Explorer and navigate to This PC, then double click on the CD-RW/DVD drive
  4. Put in a Disc title which can be anything up to 16 characters long.
  5. Click Next, the computer will start formating the disc accordingly.
  6. Now you can add files to the disc, all the files in the disc will be ready to burn.
  7. When you are ready to burn the file, click Manage on the top and click Finish burning.
  8. Edit the Disc title if needed, set a Recording Speed, then click Next to start the burn process.
  9. Once it's done, you can create another copy of the disc, or just click Finish, after which your disc is ready for use.

Troubleshooting

If you have any questions or experience any issues with this Quicknote or the devices listed, please visit or contact the ITS Helpdesk for assistance.
Locations: 206 Murchie Science Building or 3174 William S. White Building
Phone#: (810)-762-3123 (option 1)
Email: flint.its.support@umich.edu

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