Windows 10: Will the win10 DVD burner accessed in File Explorer burn flash drives?

  1.    05 Jun 2018 #1

    Will the win10 DVD burner accessed in File Explorer burn flash drives?

    I'm attempting to use the File Explorer burn feature to burn an iso file on a flash drive. See Burn Disc Image from ISO or IMG file in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials for info on this approach. A screen appears, saying " A disk burner wasn't found. I think this means the CD/DVD drive was not seen, not that the software is missing, but I'm unable to select the flash drive to burn the image to.

    I have tried two win10 computers, both updated correctly. Neither has a working DVD drive.

    If I cannot use a flash drive, could I use an external CD/DVD RW drive connected to an USB port?
    If so, I'm thinking of purchasing the BONLISA drive, available on

    Thanks, Jim
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       05 Jun 2018 #2

    Hello Jim,

    I'm afraid that the Windows Disc Image Burner is only for burning to a CD/DVD and not to a USB flash drive.

    If you like, you can use Option 2 in the tutorial below to create a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive from a Windows 10 ISO file.

    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3.    05 Jun 2018 #3

    Thanks for your reply. I checked Rufus earlier, and thought it could not be used for Windows versions past win7. I searched again, and fortunately, I was wrong. I'll give it a try.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       05 Jun 2018 #4

    Please let us know how it went.
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