Auto copy CD contents to desktop

aclindner

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Apr 22, 2016
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I have seen a few threads regarding apple scripts that can copy the contents of a CD to the desktop; however, I'm truly struggling with this. Can anyone help explain (in some detail) how you would automate the copying of a data CD to a desktop? My preference would be to (1) create a folder with the CD name, (2) copy the contents of the CD to the newly created folder, (3) eject the CD when completed.

Any thoughts on how to do this? I have 200+ CDs that I need to copy; therefore, any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
 

aclindner

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Apr 22, 2016
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Why type of CDs are these?
The CDs contain data files with various file extensions (e.g. PDF, DOCX, etc.). Many of the CDs contain both Files and Folders. What I want is the entire contents of the CD to be copied. Any thoughts?
 

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If they're just CDs with normal data on them, I'd just drag and drop the contents to a folder. You'd barely be saving any time having a script do the same thing, I'd think.
 

aclindner

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Apr 22, 2016
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The problem is I have over 200+ CDs. It would be better to have a scrip handle it for me.
 

aclindner

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I have seen that before, however, how do I use it? I mean, do I create this in Automator?