How do you back up the hard drive?

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  1. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

    MACDRIVE

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    Yes I'm being serious; I actually don't know how to do it. :eek: Say if I wanted to copy my Documents and Pictures out of Finder onto a blank CD, how would I do that? :eek:

    PowerBook G4 800MHz/DVI/OS 10.3.9
     
  2. camomac macrumors 6502a

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    have you tried toast?

    you just drag and drop folders and files into it. and it can also span over several disc's (cd and dvd)...
     
  3. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes I have. I like multi-grain wheat with wipped butter...

    WTH is toast? :confused:
     
  4. Soton Speed macrumors member

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    Toast

    You already have a method as it is.

    1. Create a disk image using Disk Copy (/Apps/Utilities).

    2. Drag and drop files into Image.

    3. Burn Image to CD.

    I think there may be some free/shareware programs that will do items 1 & 2 automatically.
     
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    You have 10.3 Tiger makes this a lot easier and lets you burn disks from the finder.

    You will need to use Disk Utility to make an image and then burn the image. More steps but no really so hard to do.
     
  6. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No third party apps please. I was hoping someone's advice would go like this:

    Insert CD into Combo Drive > Then > Then> Then > .... ;)
     
  7. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    You can create a burn folder in 10.3. I believe the difference between it and Tiger (10.4) is it makes copies of your files when it makes the burn folder (rather than aliases). I think it's in the same Finder menu: File->New Burn Folder.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=151904
     
  8. AvMac macrumors member

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    1. From Finder Menu -> File -> New Burn Folder (Creates a Burn folder)
    2. Drag and Drop your files and folders to this burn folder
    3. Insert your blank media disk (dvd/cd)
    4. Open Burn folder -> Right click (ctrl click) and select option "Burn Disk"
    5. You're done.

    Edit: I realised you have OS 10.3. I am not sure if its different than in 10.4
     
  9. dolphin1 macrumors member

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    I have silverkeeper. It's very user friendly and easy to use. If I can use it, anyone can :)
    It makes it so easy to backup anything you want and put it wherever you want. I usually transfer over onto a blank CD and then burn it.
     
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  12. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Double click on the CD/DVD icon. Does anything in there say "burn"? (not on Panther right now, so I'm not exactly sure what it looks like)
     
  13. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't even have a blank CD yet; I'm just getting prepped and ready. :D

    When I insert the CD, will there be a CD icon on the desktop?
     
  14. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Yes. I just popped in a CD-R into my iBook running 10.3.9. You should see an "untitled CD" on your desktop. Then when you open the a Finder window you will also see it in the sidebar. There will be one of those radioactive symbol things that you click to burn the CD. Also if you right click (Ctrl click) on the CD icon, you should see "Burn Disc" as well. Just copy your files onto the CD (I think it's actually file and not just aliases with Panther), and burn the CD/DVD.

    Also when you click and drag the CD icon, the Trash can turns into that radioactive symbol. So I think if you drag it to that, you can burn it as well.
     
  15. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Okay that's the information I needed. Thank you so very much for your help. :)
     

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