Burning a backup disk of your files is easy! *Just follow these directions!

Also, for organizing & saving tips before the big burn, see the directions Back Up Your Files


*All RP1 Laptops CAN BURN CD's....However, not all classroom eMacs have an internal burner,

in which case you are advised to save your files to a flash drive.

Once your Mac detects the CD/DVD, a pop-up window displays asking what action you want to take on the CD. Select Open Finder (the default option) and click OK.
NOTE: You can also access the USB Drive or CD/DVD by double-clicking on the Macintosh HD icon on your desktop which opens Finder. Either device will be listed on the right side of the Finder window.
3. Locate the Untitled CD/DVD icon on your desktop. Click once on the word Untitled and it will select it. Click once more and the name of the CD will be editable. Type the new title of your CD/DVD.
Saving Files
1. Click on the Finder icon located in the left corner of your dock.
2. The Finder will open in a new window.
3. Select your desktop and documents. To select more than one folder, press and hold the APPLE/Command key while clicking on the desired folders.
4. Click and drag the selected folders to the USB or CD/DVD window.
5. Continue copying folders by repeating the steps in this process.
NOTE: You can decrease the size of a folder by creating a .zip file. Open the folder, select the Gear icon at the top of the box to open a menu, and select Compress “Documents”.
6. If you are saving to a CD/DVD, double click on the CD/DVD icon on your desktop to open the CD/DVD. Click and drag the selected folders.
7. Click on the Burn icon to complete the process. If the files are too large to fit on one CD/DVD, you will be prompted to remove some files and try again. If this happens, you will need to burn multiple CDs/DVDs. Drag all of the folders from the CD to the trash can, remove the files and move the folders back to the CD/DVD window.
Ejecting the Backup Device
Once the transfer is complete, you must eject the USB drive or CD/DVD from the computer so you can begin transferring the files to the new computer.
Click and drag the backup device icon from the desktop to the Trash on the dock. Note how the Trash icon changes to an Eject icon. Wait until the Eject icon returns to the Trash icon. You can now remove the USB drive or CD/DVD.

NOTE: Do not close the window while the files are being copied or remove the USB drive or CD/DVD until the file transfer is finished. Otherwise, the transfer will be incomplete.

Mac OS X 10.4 Help

Disc Burner Icon

Burning a CD or DVD

The Finder can burn files to a CD or DVD. You can then use that disc as a backup, send it to friends, or copy those files to another machine. Mac OS X burns discs that can also be used on Windows computers and other types of computers. Thie disc uses a HFS Plus/ISO 9660 hybrid format with these file systems: HFS+, ISO-9660 with Rock Ridge, and Joliet with Rock Ridge.

If your computer has a Combo drive, you can burn files onto CDs. If your computer has a SuperDrive, you can burn files on CDs and DVDs.

After you drag items to the disc, the Finder places aliases to them in the disc's window. When you burn the disc, the original files that the aliases point to are burned to the disc. In addition, if any folder in the burn folder contains aliases, the original files for those aliases are burned to the disc as well.

1. Insert a blank disc into the optical drive of your computer.

If you see a dialog, you can choose an action from the pop-up menu and select "Make this action the default" if you want the same thing to happen every time you insert a blank disc.

The disc appears on your desktop.

2. Double-click the disc to open it, and drag the files and folders you want on it to its window.

The Finder places aliases to the files in the disc's window. The original files are not moved or deleted.

3. Arrange and rename the files exactly as you want them.

When burning the disc, the Finder gives the items on the disc the same names and locations as the aliases in the disc window. After the disc is burned, you cannot change them.

4. Choose File > Burn Disc, and follow the instructions.

The files that the aliases point to are burned to the disc. In addition, if any folder you copied contains aliases, the original files for those aliases are burned to the disc as well."

See the directions Back Up Your Files for more information