How do I leave Cds/DVDs open after burning

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hdsalinas, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. hdsalinas macrumors 6502

    hdsalinas

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    #1
    Hi,

    I have a little problem burning Cds or DVD on my MBP. I cant find the option to leave the CDs open (so that I may add more files to a cd later on) using the finder when burning CDs or DVDs.

    I think I saw it once but I cant find it, Would you be kind to point me the way? Thanks
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Unfortunatly, that's not really something that OS X does well.

    I believe you have to burn through the Disk Utility and check the "Leave disc appendable" box. Note that each appended section of the disc will apear as a separate volume mounted on the Desktop.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    The freeware Burn app also does this. I'd like to see OS X handle this better, a la how it is in Windows XP, but it was an issue throughout Panther and Tiger, so I do not expect it to get "fixed."
     
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i agree. apple has this to say about it.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah... I honestly think that, while Disk Utility is great for enterprise situations, for day-to-day end user burning, the idea that one should have to create and save an image file and then burn that separately seems needlessly complicated.
     

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