When using CyberLink’s Power2Go burning software to create multi-session data DVD copies, remember to finalize the discs when you burn the last session. Finalizing changes the DVD to a read-only disc, which is required for playback of the disc on most devices. The option to close the the disc for further editing is a bit elusive: it's hidden on the Options tab in the Settings and Information dialog box. You will not be prompted to finalize the disc, but rather you must remember to manually change the configuration in the application settings to close the session after you have transferred all of your data to the disc.

Step 1

Press the "Windows" key, then type “Desktop Burning Gadget,” select the resulting item and press "Enter" to display the burning gadget on your desktop. Insert the DVD copy to finalize in the DVD burner.

Step 2

Drag and drop the final files to burn onto the burning gadget.

Step 3

Open the full Power2Go application when you are ready to finalize the disc.

Step 4

Click the “Edit” option on the top navigation menu, then click “Preferences” to open the Settings and Information dialog box.

Step 5

Click the “Burn Now” option to open the Preferences dialog box.

Step 6

Click the “Options” tab to display burning options.

Step 7

Click the “Close Disc” check box to enable the setting to finalize the disc after burning the last set of files.

Step 8

Click the “Burn” button to burn and finalize the disc.