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Hi Folks:
I'm using two macs: MacBookPro/OS X 10.4.11 and an IMAC/OS X 10.6.8.
I can no longer burn a CD on either of these computers. I create a burn folder, drag and drop the .JPG photo files to the folder, but get an alias attachment to each file. My Macs will not burn the CD and I get a message saying "The alias (name of file) can't be opened because the original item can't be found."
Did Mac try to fix something that was not broken? How do I burn a CD now?
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Are you sure you're not dragging an alias to the file into the folder? Can you open one of the files in Preview before dragging it?

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Hi Craig,
Yes, I can open all the files in Preview before dragging them and they all say ".jpg image"
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And they all show up as aliases? Where are you dragging them from?

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Hi Craig,
Thanks for your response. Yes, they all show up as aliases. I took the photos, photoshopped them and saved them to a jump drive; then, I created a burn folder and dragged and dropped them from the jump drive to the burn folder where they all appear as alias. I never had this problem before.
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Sorry, been gone all day.
Tried it myself and dragging from a flash drive does create an alias instead of copying. Assuming you eject the flash drive before burning naturally it cant fine the original.
Try dragging to a regular folder. It will copy. Then use something like Burn to burn to cd/dvd.
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Hi Craig,
Once again, thanks for your response, it certainly is appreciated.
I tried your suggestion: created a folder > moved some .jpg files to it > then created a new burn folder and moved the files from the first folder to the burn folder and the burn folder files are all aliases.
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It''s not necessary to make a burn folder. You can use the program I mentioned above or you can just right-click on the folder and select 'Burn "foldername" to disk'.
Evidently 'burn folders' only accept aliases of whatever you put in there.

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Hi Craig,
Thanks a million! I selected the files then burned them and it worked! It really is a shame "burn folder" no longer works - it did for years. I guess Mac decided to fix what was not broken.
Thanks again, I really appreciate your help.
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