How to Backup XBox 360 Games With ImgBurn

Updated February 21, 2017

Copying a Xbox 360 video game keeps the original from being damaged and protects your investment. You can make a backup of your legally owned Xbox 360 video game using the ImgBurn computer disc burning program. You do not need any experience in the kind of format an Xbox video game uses. You will also need to have a modified Xbox 360 in order to play the copy made with ImgBurn.

Press the "Eject" button on the front of the PC. Wait as the DVD drive's disc tray ejects. Place an Xbox 360 video game disc onto the disc tray. Press the "Eject" button to close the disc tray.

Go to "start," "All Applications." Select ImgBurn from the pop-up menu to launch the program.

Click on the "Create Image file from disc" icon on the left side of the ImgBurn program's main screen.

Click on the arrow at the right side of the "Source" text column at the top left of the screen that has appeared. Select the DVD drive from the choices in the drop down menu.

Click on the arrow to at the right side of the "Destination" text column below the "Source" text column. Navigate in the window that appears to the desktop. Click the "Save" button to close the window and return to the previous screen.

Select "Max" from the "Read Speed" drop down menu near the right bottom corner of the screen.

Click on the "Copy/Burn" icon at the left bottom corner of the screen.

Wait anywhere from 10 minutes to two hours as a progress bar appears in a new window to document the copying of the Xbox 360 game disc. Quit ImgBurn when the main screen reappears.


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Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology maven with more than 15 years of editorial experience. A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography with a Bachelor of Arts in photographic arts, his editorial work has appeared both domestically as well as internationally in publications such as "Home Theater," "Electronic House," "eGear," "Computer and Video Games" and "Digitrends."