Burn a Backup to CD pre v5.8
You cannot save a Volunteer Reporter backup directly to a CD, but you can back it up anywhere on your computer and then burn it to a CD. There are different ways to burn a CD, depending upon your computer's software. Here are the basics.
- Open the Volunteer Reporter
- File menu | backup
- Click the file folder icon to the right of the "Put the backup in A:\" field.
- Navigate to the correct folder or to the desktop to save the file.
- Click that folder or location once to highlight it.
- Click OK.
- Click OK again.
- It is always named VRdata.zip.
Burn to CD
- Insert a blank CD into the writeable CD drive.
- Open Windows Explorer [Windows Key | E on the keyboard].
- Locate the current VRdata.zip.
- To burn to CD, drag VRdata.zip to the CD burner drive.
- Or right-click VRdata.zip and choose Send to | the CD burner drive.
- Or right-click VRdata.zip | Send to | your CD burning software.
- Or open your CD burning software and insert VRdata.zip.
Windows' Help CD Burning Instructions to Copy Files to a CD
In Windows XP, the Help file tells you how to burn a CD using Windows' software. Below are Windows' instructions, edited a bit.
To copy files and folders to a CD:
- Insert a blank, writable CD into the CD recorder drive.
- Open My Computer. [Start | My Computer].
- Click the files or folders you want to copy to the CD.
To select more than one file, hold down the CTRL key while you click the files you want.
- Then, under File and Folder Tasks, click Copy this file.
- In the Copy Items dialog box, click the CD recording drive, and then click Copy.
- In My Computer, double-click the CD recording drive.
- Windows displays a temporary area where the files are held before they are copied to the CD.
- Verify that the files and folders that you intend to copy to the CD appear under Files Ready to be Written to the CD.
- Under CD Writing Tasks, click Write these files to CD.
- Windows displays the CD Writing Wizard.
- Follow the instructions in the wizard.
- Close the CD tray again and verify that the VRdata.zip is there.