Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Dec 10, 2011
    Posts
    6
    Copying disk to drive
    I have a homemade DVD that I would like to put on an external hard drive, but cannot find out how to do this. I have discovered how to Burn a disk from the drive, but not the opposite. Can you help?

  2. #2

    Ghost Rider's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 14, 2011
    Posts
    231
    Specs:
    Imac 21.5 2011 Stock with Time Capsule. Ipad2 Colecovision
    Good question what machine and operating system are you running? They may need to know that to help you out

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Dec 10, 2011
    Posts
    6
    I have an iMac running OS X Snow Leopard 10.6

  4. #4


    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    20,911
    Specs:
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Disk Utility can handle this, using File -> New -> Disk Image from [device].

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Dec 10, 2011
    Posts
    6
    There is no "NEW" under my FILE menu. There is New Window and New Tab, taking you to the web browser. Also New Smart Folder and New Burn Folder....but no just "New" on the list.

    I have a DVD that I want to put on an External HardDrive that is connected USB to my iMac.

    What to do?

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    20,911
    Specs:
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Quote Originally Posted by PenRip View Post
    There is no "NEW" under my FILE menu. There is New Window and New Tab, taking you to the web browser.
    You are not in Disk Utility. What is the name of the menu next to the Apple menu?

  7. #7

    MightyGem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 29, 2010
    Location
    Warrington, UK
    Posts
    2,015
    Specs:
    PPC Mini, 10.4.11. Intel Mini, 10.6.8. MacBook Pro, 10.10.5. iPhone 3GS.
    You'll find Disk Utility in the Utilities folder in your Applications folder.

  8. #8


    Member Since
    Dec 10, 2011
    Posts
    6
    OK....I have found Disk Utility in the Applications folder, but there is no FILE>NEW selection there. The available toolbar selections are VERIFY, BURN, NEW IMAGE and CONVERT.

    This seems to be a long way around to just copy a DVD onto a hard drive. iMAC is usually simple.

    Sorry to be so difficult, but I have several of these DVDs that I am trying to copy to the external hard drive and I really need to learn how to do this.

    Thank you for your help.

    Oh...you asked what is next to the Apple....it is FINDER.

  9. #9

    McBie's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 26, 2008
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    2,769
    Specs:
    2013 MBA 13" - OS X 10.11
    As was stated above, you are NOT in Disk Utility, You are in Finder.

    Cheers ... McBie
    Attached Images Attached Images
    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
    The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

  10. #10


    Member Since
    Dec 10, 2011
    Posts
    6
    OK....I found FILE>NEW>DISK IMAGE TO FOLDER. I waited for it to copy the DVD disk. Now I want to put it on the external hard drive and I get information about repairing the disk. I don't see how to get it copied onto the hard drive.

  11. #11


    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    20,911
    Specs:
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Two things:

    1. Where did you save the Disk Image you created? Wherever that was, find it and then just drag the image file to the external hard drive.

    2. You don't seem to be very familiar with the way the Mac works at all. I'd suggest you take some time and visit Mac 101 and Switch 101 which will likely reduce your confusion.

  12. #12


    Member Since
    Dec 10, 2011
    Posts
    6
    You're right.....I am a 69 year old American woman who has moved to Panama, Central America in retirement. I just got the iMac and there is no support or instruction down here for anything, let alone a Mac. At my age, and down here in the 3rd world, I'm just trying to keep up. Thanks for the sites.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Copying only part of hard disk to SSD
    By Jonsworld in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-26-2013, 05:03 AM
  2. Start disk full // copying data external hard drive
    By Fan_of_mac in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-04-2013, 02:33 PM
  3. copying items to external disk,,,
    By lekhraaj in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-04-2011, 10:32 AM
  4. Copying OS X Install Disk
    By Noels in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-12-2008, 02:23 PM
  5. Copying DVD to Hard disk
    By petenet in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-11-2006, 06:22 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •