How to burn a password protected CD or DVD in Windows 8 and 10

This tutorial will show you step by step how to burn your files (documents, pictures, audio, videos etc.) to a password protected CD or DVD in Windows 8 and 10.

How to burn an encrypted CD or DVD in Windows 8 and 10 using Ashampoo Burning Studio

Ashampoo Burning Studio is a program for burning and copying CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs.

Another neat feature is that it also allows you to burn a CD or DVD with password protection (also called encryption).

Ashampoo Burning Studio has a user-friendly interface, menu and a step-by-step wizard that will help you achieve your disc-related tasks, easily and quickly.

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Ashampoo Burning Studio will include an application on your CD or DVD that allows you to easily decrypt and access your files.

To burn an encrypted CD or DVD with Ashampoo Burning Studio, follow the steps below.

1. Insert a blank CD or DVD into the CD/DVD-burner of your PC.

2. Open Ashampoo Burning Studio.

3. Click on Burn Data.

4. Click on New Encrypted Disc.

Ashampoo Burning Studio New Encrypted Disc

5. Click on the [+] button located in the top right corner.

Ashampoo Burning Studio Add files and folders button

A “Add Files and Folders” window will appear.

6. Select the files or folders you want to burn to your CD or DVD with password protection.

7. Click on the Add button located in the bottom right corner of the “Add Files and Folders” window.

Add files or folders to burn list in Ashampoo Burning Studio

Tip: at Free Space on CD or DVD located at the bottom of Ashampoo Burning Studio you can view how much free space you have left on your disc.

Free space on CD or DVD in Ashampoo Burning Studio

8. When you're finished adding files or folders, you click on the Close button located in the bottom right corner of the “Add Files and Folders” window to close the window.

9. If you want to remove a file or folder, you right-click on the file or folder and then click on Remove.

Remove a file or folder from burn list in Ashampoo Burning Studio

10. At Title located in the top right corner, you can enter a title for your encrypted disc.

11. When you're ready, you click on the Next > button located in the bottom right corner.

12. Enter your desired password in the two password fields.

Ashampoo Burning Studio password fields

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13. Click on the Next > button located in the bottom right corner.

14. Now you will have the following optional write settings:

Ashampoo Burning Studio optional write settings

15. In the bottom right corner, at Speed, you can select a burning speed. The maximum speed you can select depends on the capacity of the CD/DVD burner of your PC and the capacity of the CD or DVD.

16. You can also select the number of copies. This option is for people who want to burn more copies of the CD or DVD.

Burning speed and number of copies in Ashampoo Burning Studio

17. When you're ready, you click on the Write CD > or Write DVD > button located in the bottom right corner.

Ashampoo Burning Studio will now burn your files or folders to a password protected (encrypted) data CD or DVD.

To open the password protected CD or DVD, you will need to open Windows Explorer, double-click on your disc, enter your password, and then click on the OK button.


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