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    Alias files and burn folders problem
    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?
    Thanks.
    Russ

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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.
    Russ

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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.
    Russ

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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.
    Russ

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