Depending on the software used to add files to a CD-R disc, you may be able to add more at a later time. Windows XP and any version after provides the built-in capability of adding or burning files to a CD-R disc. In some cases Windows 8 and earlier , this process asks whether you want to close the CD after burning the files. Closing finalizes the disc, eliminating the ability to add more files at a later time.
We have put together this easy to follow guide to show you how to fix and remove the files ready to be written to the disc error message and in the process get rid of that annoying message from popping up again. There are numerous reasons why you may be getting this error message. The most common one is when someone drags and drops files to a folder by mistake, or when you insert a blank cd into your PC or laptop. Some users do it thinking this is the way to burn the files to the CD. Others using Windows XP or Windows 7 simply ignore the message which tells them they have files waiting to be burned and then it will continue to show up every time you turn on your computer.
This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. The wikiHow Tech Team also followed the article's instructions and verified that they work. This article has been viewed 1,, times. Learn more This wikiHow teaches you how to burn information, such as songs, files, or programs, onto a blank CD.