How to Stop the "You have files waiting to be burned to disc" Message
If you have the You have files waiting to be burned to disc Notification Area balloon message at every startup or log on of Vista, or just want to stop files waiting to be burned to disc, then this will show you how to stop this by clearing the Temporary Burn Cache folder.
Unless you place a blank CD or DVD in the CD/DVD drive, you usually will also have a blank window when you click on the To view the files now, click this balloon link.
EXAMPLE: You have files waiting to be burned to disc Notification Area balloon message
EXAMPLE: To view the files now, click this balloon - Blank Window
From Computer Window
1. Open the Start menu, and click on the Computer button.
2. Right click on the CD or DVD drive and click on Delete temporary files.
3. Click on Yes to confirm deletion.
From the Temporary Burn Folder
Open the Start Menu.
A) In the search line, type shell:cd burning and press Enter. (See screenshot below)OR
B) Go to step 3.
Open Folder Options, and Select (dot) Show hidden files and folders
A) In Windows Explorer, navigate to: (See screenshot below)
NOTE: You will have a Temporary Burn Folder for each optical drive that you have installed in your system.
C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Burn\Temporary Burn Folder
Delete the entire contents in the Temporary Burn Folder
. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: Everything in this folder is waiting to be burned to disc. In this example, I have the entire contents of the Program Files folder waiting to be burned to disc that needs to be deleted to stop that pesky You have files waiting to be burned to disc message
If you did step 2, then in Folder Options, select (dot) Do not Show hidden files and folders
Close the Temporary Burn Folder