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Burn a CD

Burn a CD in OS X

All the machines in the IRCs can burn CD-ROMs. It's easy to do it with just the Finder:

  1. Insert your blank CD into the drive.
  2. Go to the File Menu and select New Burn Folder.
  3. Drag the files you want into the folder.
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  1. Click on the Burn button near the top of the window.

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But what if you only have a few files? It seems like a waste to burn a whole 700 MB CD with two word files on it. What you may want is a Multisession CD.

Burn a Multisession CD

A multisession CD can be burnt and reburnt at any time, just like a CD-RW.  They are most easily created using Disk Utility, a Mac OS X utility for working with hard drives, disk images, and CD or DVD discs.  CUS has directions for making Multisession CDs available here.

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