How to Burn a Data CD or DVD in OSX

Posted October 7, 2007 at 2:58pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 17040 views

If you are looking to burn a data CD or DVD it is much easier to use OS X's built in burning capability rather then a third party tool.

To Burn a Data CD or DVD in OS X follow these steps:

Step One
Click on some empty space on the desktop. The menu at the top of the screen should change to the Finder menu..

Step Two
Select New Burn folder from the Finder's File menu.


Step Three
A new folder will appear on your desktop entitled Burn Folder. Open it by double clicking it.


Step Four
Drag and drop files that you would like to burn into the Burn Folder window you just opened.

NOTE***: The files will appear in the Burn Folder window as aliases. This is normal. The burned CD or DVD will contain the actual file.


Step Five
Once done click the Burn button at the top right hand corner of the Burn Folder window.

Step Six
If you don't have a blank CD or DVD in the drive then OS X will prompt you to insert one.


Step Seven
Once you have inserted a blank CD or DVD a window will popup asking you to name the CD and select a speed to record at. Do this then click Burn.


Step Eight
Another window will popup showing you the progress of your burn.


Step Nine
Once done the disc will appear on your desktop and it will be ready for use.

Step Ten
To remove the Burn Folder from your desktop simply drag it to the trash. Don't worry you will not loose any data by doing this. You are only trashing the aliases!

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