Burning files to a CD or DVD

It is very easy to burn files to a CD or DVD using a Mac. You just create a burn folder and drag the files to it and that’s it. It’s all very simple.

1. Create a burn folder

The first thing you must do is to create a new burn folder. When in Finder (where you view your files), just select File > New Burn Folder from the top menu.

Create a new burn folder

A new folder will now be created. If you wish to name it, just select it and press enter and you will be able to type a name for it. We choose the name “My Files” for our folder.

A burn folder with the name My Files

2. Add files to the folder

Now, just drag the files you wish to burn to the burn folder. The files will not be moved. Instead, “aliases” of the real files will be created in your burn folder. The aliases are not real files, they just tell the burn folder where to find the original files.

3. Click burn

When you have added your files, just click the burn button.

In a burn folder, click burn in order to begin the burning process

You will be asked to give your CD or DVD a name and to specify a speed for the burning process. The preselected speed usually works fine. That’s it!

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