copy some files from cd to cd?

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  1. exfordy macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone tell me how to copy some files from a CD to a new blank CD?
    If I put the source CD in, select the files and copy them to the Burn Folder they appear as 'Alias'. If I then put the blank CD in and select Burn it fails and says it can't see the files.
    I've read about Disk Utility being able to copy a complete CD to a new CD but that is not what I want to do; I want to burn only some of the files on the source CD to the new CD.
    (iMac running Lion)
     
  2. exfordy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am sure I am missing something quite basic but I guess I need someone to give me (or point me to) step by step.
    Interestingly when I select Applications / Burn I get 'You can't open the application burn because PowerPC applications are no longer supported.'
     
  3. kpgh554 macrumors regular

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    have you tried type burn in help on menu bar

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    think you'll have to load on desktop first then burn to disc if you haven't got an external cd drive to copy from
     
  4. exfordy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorted. I imported the files (photos) to iPhoto then exported them to the burn folder and could then burn the DVD. Don't know if that was how I should have done it but it worked.
     
  5. exfordy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I like the idea of Disk Utility but as far as I can see that is for only complete copies of a DVD or CD, not only some of the files on the source DVD / CD.
     
  6. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    Haha, I was under the impression you said "some" just to be casual. But you're actually meaning "some".
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    "Can anyone tell me how to copy some files from a CD to a new blank CD?"

    I don't see anything difficult about this.

    1. Put the source CD into the drive, let it mount on the desktop
    2. Create a "New Burn Folder" on the desktop (give it any name you wish)
    3. From the source CD, copy the folders/files you want into the new "burn" folder
    4. When done, eject the source CD
    5. Insert a blank CDR into the drive
    6. Right-click on the burn folder, you should see the option to "Burn Disc".
    7. Burn the contents of the folder to the new disc -- that should be it.
     
  8. exfordy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. That is rather like 'I imported the files (photos) to iPhoto then exported them to the burn folder and could then burn the DVD.'
    I also have just set 'Secondary click' on our Magic mouse.
     

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