End of the Burn Process

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Once the burn process has been completed the CD is ejected from the CD drive, regardless of whether the CD was created using a Windows burning function or another program. If a virtual burner was used, Virtual CD offers you the following options at the end of the burn process:





Insert the Virtual CD image: The image is inserted and you can check whether it meets your expectations.
Open the CD Control Center: Opens the CD Control Center where you can access the image.
Open the image folder: Opens the folder on the hard drive in which the image is stored.


If you want to have the selected action carried out every time an image is burned, activate the Always execute the action selected here on completion of a CD-burning process option before you select the action. The next time an image is burned, the action prompt dialog is skipped and the previously selected action is carried out automatically. If you change your mind later, open the Burn page of the Settings to select a different action or reinstate the action prompt.


Some programs let you switch off the function that automatically ejects the CD after burning. This is not recommended, however, for a number of reasons:



If the CD is not ejected after burning, but remains in the drive, Windows does not detect any change in the medium. This often leads to errors in the display of the medium in the Explorer and other programs.



Virtual CD may not detect the end of the burning process, in which case it does not open the action prompt.



In some cases, inserting an image in a drive before the program used to burn it has been ended can lead to problems. It is a good idea to always close the burning program before inserting the new image. Sometimes it suffices to close the dialog containing the burn functions.