You have files waiting to be burned to disc in Windows 10/8/7

If you see You have files waiting to be burned to disc message in Windows 10/8/7 taskbar notification area, every time you start your computer, then it simply means that there was an error when you tried to copy the files earlier and the copy did not completely successfully. if files or folders have been accidentally placed on the Disc burner drive or if a copy or recording operation failed completely. If you see this message, then follow this tutorial to delete these temporary files that are waiting to be burned to disc and solve the problem.

You have files waiting to be burned to disc

You have files waiting to be burned to disc

The resolution is quite simple. You will have to navigate to the following folder and delete all the temporary files placed in it:

C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Burn\Temporary Burn Folder

To do so, open Run box, type shell:cd burning and hit Enter, to open the folder.

Delete all the files in this Temporary Burn Folder folder.

Restart your computer.

You will now not see this message pop out.

If you find that some of the files will not delete, restart your computer and try this procedure again.

Alternatively, you could open the Computer folder. You will see Devices with Removable Storage list. Under this section, select the CD/DVD drive and right-click on it, and select Delete Temporary Files.

These links may interest some of you:

  1. There was an error burning this disc. the disc might no longer be usable
  2. Enable, Disable Disk Write Caching in Windows 10/8/7.
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