Backing up files using Burn Folder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mac-er, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. mac-er macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2003
    Hi all. Didn't see this in a search.
    I am trying to create a CD with some files I need backed up.

    I created a burn folder, but when I drag the files into the burn folder, it just creates aliases of the files.

    If the files get deleted from my hard drive, and all the CD contains are won't do me any good, obviously.

    What to do?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Those alias in your burn folder are actually burned as the real files they're pointing to.
  3. mac-er thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2003
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    Very confusing. But, once you understand it, a good thing: if a file changes before you burn the folder, you get the latest version of it. Usually, this is a good feature. Plus, no extra hard disk space is used (beyond a few KB).
  5. mac-er thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2003

    So its like a smart folder?

    I could have a permanant burn folder set up, put "aliases" of whatever folders I wanted to back up, it updates the files?

    That is nice.

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