A Burn Folder is a handy type of folder that allows you to burn files to a CD or DVD more than once. Similar to Smart Folders, any files that you add to Burn Folders do not actually reside in the folders but rather are Aliases (shortcuts) of the original files; thus, Burn Folders take up almost no disk space.
An ideal purpose for a Burn Folder is to add files and folders that you back up regularly or perhaps need to copy to a USB drive on the fly. Any changes to a file or any new files added to a folder will automatically be updated in the Burn Folder.
To create a Burn Folder, choose File > New Burn Folder from the Finder menu.
To Use a Burn Folder
- Select File > New Burn Folder from the Finder menu.
- Type in the name for your folder and press Return.
- Drag any files or folders you want to add to your Burn Folder.
- Insert a blank CD or DVD.
- When you are ready to burn the folder’s contents to an external disc, select File > Burn [Burn Folder’s name] to Disc from the Finder menu
Right-click the folder and choose Burn [Burn Folder’s name] to Disc from the contextual menu
Double-click the Burn Folder to open it and click the Burn button on the right side of the window or the Burn icon on the toolbar.