Using CD-RW's With OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rohopish, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. rohopish macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2006
    Hey there everybody!

    I bought my first Mac about 3-4 months ago but never really got around to working with CD-RW's in OS X Tiger. I am confused as to how I can create a CD-RW in Tiger that I can add more files later on if I want or delete selected files. In Windows XP, I did it through a third-party program like Nero where you could delete and add to your heart's content. This is all I need to know:

    How exactly do I burn some files onto a CD-RW so I can add more later?


    How do I add those files later on?


    How do I remove a file if I need to (i.e. for space or if I don't need it anymore)?

    Thank you to anyone who can help me with this! I've gone to numerous sites and they talk about the disk utility and such, but I cannot understand half of what they say. Does anyone know a step-bystep approach or atleast a site that can show me how to work with CD-RW's on a mac? Thank you so much.

  2. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    With Nero, were you using a special session setting or something...?

    I use CD-RW's with Tiger. I just drag my files to it (after it appears on the desktop), open it up and click burn. When I want to reuse it, I erase it in Disk Utility.

    The Finder doesn't have multisession burning, sorry.
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    I think what you're referencing is UDF packet writing software, which allows you to treat a CD-RW like it was any other removable disc, copying, moving, and deleting files "normally." I don't believe there are any UDF packet writers for OS X.
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Roxio Toast will allow you to burn multi-session CD-R/RWs, but can't do it through the Finder. There is no UDF packet-writing software for the Mac, as Cless said. So, with Toast, you'll be able to add files, but if you want to remove a file, you'll have to erase the CD-RW and rewrite.

    The "workaround" is to keep a 'burn folder' on your desktop (or where ever you'd like). You can add/remove files to it, then burn/reburn its contents.

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