TIP: Backing up user Library to disc

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wrldwzrd89, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Do NOT try and do this directly - by that I mean inserting the disc, dragging your user Library to it, and clicking Burn Disc. This will NOT work! It'll fail midway through, and you'll have wasted a disc.

    Instead of doing that, make a disk image of your Library folder using Disk Utility, then either burn the image to the disc, or burn the image's contents using Disk Utility's burn image function.

    I learned this the hard way yesterday - fortunately, it was only 1 CD-R I wasted.
  2. Alan Taylor macrumors 6502

    Alan Taylor

    May 14, 2006
    You back up with CD's? Man, I'd sturggle to get my stuff on a DL DVD!

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