If you have a CD or DVD burner on your computer, then you might have used it in the past to create a mix CD or to put some large files on physical media.
But things are a little different when you need multiple copies of the same disc, as many standard applications can’t handle that.
One program that you can use, called ImgBurn, is free and is well-suited for this type of work.
Our tutorial below will show you how to use ImgBurn when you want to burn the same content to multiple discs.
How to Use ImgBurn for Making Disc Copies
- Download and install the imgBurn application.
- Launch ImgBurn.
- Select the burning option for your project.
- Add your files to the disc, then choose the Device tab.
- Select Copies, and choose the desired number.
- Click Burn.
- Remove the completed disc and insert the blank one when prompted.
Our guide continues below with additional information on creating multiple disc copies, including pictures of these steps.
Recently I encountered a situation where I needed to burn 100 copies of the same data to a DVD.
If you are like me and typically only burn one copy of a disc at a time, then performing the same mind-numbing, repetitive task for hours might seem like a nightmare.
Additionally, each DVD took about 4 minutes to burn, so I couldn’t stray too far from my computer.
There aren’t a lot of feasible solutions to that problem for the typical individual, but there are ways to bring some automation to the “multiple copies” problem with ImgBurn.
How to Create Multiple Copies of CDs or DVDs
The steps in this article use the ImgBurn application to perform this action. Note that you will need to have a drive on your computer that is capable of burning whichever type of disc you are trying to create.
Step 1: Go to the ImgBurn download page, then click the “Mirror 1” link at the center of the window.
Step 2: Save the file to your computer, then double-click the downloaded file and follow the installation prompts.
Step 3: Click the “Start” button, click “All programs,” then click “ImgBurn.”
Step 4: Click the burning option that applies to you.
Step 5: Click the “File” and “Folder” icons at the center of the window to add data to the disc, then click the “Device” tab at the top-right portion of the window.
Step 6: Click the “Copies” drop-down menu at the bottom of the window, then click the number of copies that you need.
Step 7: Click the “Burn” button at the bottom of the window.
Once the first disc has completed the burn process, ImgBurn will prompt you to insert the next disc. You don’t even have to click “OK” if you don’t want to. It will automatically start burning the next disc a few seconds after your computer recognizes the blank disc.
Now that you know how to create multiple copies of a CD or DVD using this free application, you will be able to use this in the future anytime you need to make disc copies again.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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