Silly question about burning a CD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nycxaro, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. nycxaro macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2007
    I loaded a CD and copy and pasted all of the contents into a burn folder.

    I then loaded a CD-R and then went to the burn folder and clicked "burn disk"

    My question: Will the burned CD be an exact duplicate? I am concerned that there may be some hidden files and the CD will not function the way it is supposed to.

    What is the best way to create an exact duplicate of a CD with the software provided by OSX?
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Use Disc Utility to make exact copies (Applications>Utilities>Disc Utility). Or get a free program like Burn. Never used it but I'm sure there is a duplicate disc option.
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Mmm, if you want to make exact duplicates of discs that have multiple partitions / volumes on them (e.g. discs that have an audio and a data component, or a Windows and a Mac partition, etc), you really want to either use the command line (like this) or use a third-party tool like Toast or something.

    Both Burn and Disk Utility may give you trouble with discs that have multiple filesystems on them.

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