Please verify that the Mac you are using has an optical (CD and/or DVD) drive
before beginning these instructions.
- Insert a blank CD or DVD.
- If a new window opens:
- Make sure that the Action: pop-up menu says Open Finder.
- In the field next to Name: type in the name you want to give the CD.
- Click OK.
- If a new window does not open:
- Locate the blank CD icon on your desktop. The blank CD will probably be called
- You can name the CD just as you would name any new folder appearing on your desktop.
Click on the name of the CD and wait a second or two and the name should become
highlighted and you can type in what you want to name your CD.
- Double-click the CD or DVD icon to open it.
- Drag files and folders to the open folder and arrange the files exactly as you want
them before burning the disc. The names of files, folders, and the disc can't be changed
after the CD is burned.
- Go to the File menu and select Burn Disc.
The burn speed by default is "maximum" and you
can leave it at that setting or reduce it if you wish.
- Click Burn.
- Don't forget to take your new CD with you!
Note: By default, CDs discs are burned in a "hybrid" format, and can be used on
non-Macintosh (Windows) computers.
Note for Trumper iMacs only: The iMacs in Trumper have CD-RW/DVD-RW drives, so you can
burn data onto CDs and DVDs.
Last Modified July 24, 2014