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    Backing up documents to CD/DVD
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    Backing up documents to CD/DVD
    Hi

    Stupid question probably but hey..........

    I regularly back up my itunes and iphoto libraries to DVD but have all my spreadsheets and documents backed up to a flash drive at present.

    How to I go about getting them onto a disc instead though?

    I can't seem to find any way to drag and drop or copy items onto CD/DVD.

    Thanks, Nick

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    If you use Toast you can back them up as data.
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    From Finder --> File --> Burn " foldername " to disc

    You can also create a " Burn Folder " and drag files into that and then burn onto disc.

    Finder can do it all for you.

    Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by McBie View Post
    From Finder --> File --> Burn " foldername " to disc

    You can also create a " Burn Folder " and drag files into that and then burn onto disc.

    Finder can do it all for you.

    Hope this helps

    Cheers
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    Thanks McBie - so simple!

    Now another question, what is "Toast"?

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    Toast is proprietary disk burning software, and it isn't free. It is arguably the best around, but free burning applications like the one that is already part of OS X will do the job adequately, also freeware such as Burn.

    A suggestion - if you use DVD-RWR (rewrite) disks, you can update files that need doing, whereas with once-only write disks (DVD-RW) you cannot delete and then rewrite. If the documents are valuable, make sure you purchase high-quality disks (eg. Imation).

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