You have burned a disc but left it open so you could add more data later on. You decided that you have added all the data you wanted and need to close, or finalize, the disc.
Roxio Creator NXT comes with a Finalize Disc tool. It closes a disc to ensure it is compatible with the largest number of drives and music players. When a write-once disc is closed, no new data or music can be added to it. When a rewritable disc is closed, no new data or music can be added to it unless the disc is erased.
To finalize a disc:
- Select Finalize Disc from the Tools menu.
- Insert a disc into your disc drive.
- Select that drive from the drop-down list.
- Click the action button.
Note: Audio CDs are automatically finalized after they are recorded. Some disc types, including DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM, cannot be finalized.