Burning a disc in Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sarah3585, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. sarah3585 macrumors regular

    sarah3585

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    Since upgrading I've had a problem burning CDs. When I copy and paste the items over that I want to burn it just creates a shortcut for them rather than actually copying them. Had no problems in tiger.
    What am I doing wrong?
     
  2. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    I just burned in Leopard last night

    I made a burn folder and added what I wanted and then went to File->Write Burn Folder to CD (or some similar wording).

    Worked fine?
     
  3. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Do you mean to a burn folder? When you burn the actual disc is it burning a shortcut? The shortcut in the burn folder is just that, a shortcut so that it knows where to go to get the file you want when its time to burn.
     
  4. sarah3585 thread starter macrumors regular

    sarah3585

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    I open up the disc and copy paste then items on there. I do not make a burn folder. It's the way I've always done it. In tiger it copied it over, now it just pastes the shortcut.
     
  5. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Burn the disc and see what happens, I am curious.
     
  6. sarah3585 thread starter macrumors regular

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    If I option drag it copies it not just the shortcut :)
     
  7. luffx macrumors regular

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    that's prolly what you're looking for. Dragging creates a shortcut, then your burned disc is useless.
     
  8. sarah3585 thread starter macrumors regular

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    But even using copy and paste creates a shortcut. It didn't in tiger.
     
  9. luffx macrumors regular

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    Even though it shows an alias, try burning the disc. How does it turn out?
     
  10. Virgil-TB2 macrumors 65816

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    This is not right.

    Leopard has the same behaviour as in Tiger as long as your Tiger was up to date.

    Apple changed this quite a while ago so that the burn folder only has shortcuts in it as opposed to the original behaviour where the file *looked* as if it was actually being copied.

    If you right-click on the folder and select "burn" all the shortcuts will be turned into real files. It's just a change in the interface behaviour and it occurred either with the first release of Tiger or somewhere in one of the updates.
     
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  12. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    I've never burned a disc in Finder but tried for the first time on my friends MacBook the other night (she didn't have any burning software installed). When I noticed it was only making a shortcut in the burn folder I gave up as I figured it would be a waste of a CD. Thanks for the option+drag technique.
     

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