How to burn a CD or DVD with password protection in Windows

This tutorial will show you step by step how to burn a CD or DVD with password protection (encryption) in Windows 7, 8 and 10.

With this method you can easily and quickly burn your photos, documents, audio (music), videos, and other files to a encrypted disc.

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You will be able to access the content of your encrypted disc on all computers.

How to make a password protected CD or DVD with Ashampoo Burning Studio

Ashampoo Burning Studio is a easy to use, all-in-one CD/DVD burning program that also allows you to create and burn encrypted disc, which can be opened on other computers – even if they don't have this program installed.

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

It is not free, but you can download it and try it for free for 30 days.

You can download Ashampoo Burning Studio here.

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If you are interested in buying Ashampoo Burning Studio, then you can get 60% discount if you use this link (Full Disclosure: As an affiliate, I receive compensation if you purchase through this link).

I did not found a free CD/DVD burning software that can create and burn password protected CDs and DVDs, otherwise I would have added it to this page.

1. Insert a blank CD or DVD into your computer's CD/DVD burner drive.

2. Open Ashampoo Burning Studio.

3. Move your mouse cursor (pointer) to Burn Data.

4. Click on New Encrypted Disc.

ashampoo burning studio new encrypted disc

5. Click on the (+) (Add) button located at the top right.

A “Add Files and Folders” window will appear.

6. Go to the location on your computer where the file(s) or folder(s) are stored that you want to burn to your CD or DVD with password protection.

7. Select the file(s) or folder(s) and click on the Add button located at the bottom right of the “Add Files and Folders” window.

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

ashampoo burning studio free space on disc

8. When you're done adding file(s) or folder(s) you click on the Close button located at the bottom right of the “Add Files and Folders” window.

9. Click on the Next button located at the bottom right.

Now you will be brought to the next screen.

10. Enter a password in the Password field.

11. Enter your password again in the Confirm Password field.

12. Click on the Next button located at the bottom right.

Now you will be brought to the next screen.

Ashampoo Burning Studio will now check the disc that you have inserted disc.

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On this screen you will also have a few optional settings, such as:

13. When you're ready you click on the Write CD or Write DVD button located at the bottom right of the screen.

Ashampoo Burning Studio will now burn your CD or DVD with password protection (encryption).

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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Reference:

EasyTechGuides: How to burn password protected CDs or DVDs