How to Burn a DVD Using Finder on macOS in 2023 (Sonoma)

🗓️ August 28, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

How to make or Burn CD/ DVD using the Finder app in Mac without iDVD. You can make a copy of your Movies, favorite Videos, Music, Data, Take backup as well as a Presentation copy for college or school on a CD or DVD in the Finder of your Mac. Make CD or DVD on Mac using the Optical DVD drive of your Macbook Pro, Mac Book Air, or iMac or an External DVD drive like Non- Apple USB Super Drive.  The Finder app is enough, so you do not need any extra app such as iDVD, or a third-party app to download and install.

Burn a DVD of your photo album, movie, and memorable moment, then share it, with your friends, family members, and relatives. You can make a CD or DVD using Finder, iTunes, and iPhoto apps, which are perfect for Apple. Even Burn disc made through Mac, can also run efficiently on Windows or other OS Desktop. So finally, learn beneath steps for, how to make or burn a CD or DVD using the Finder app of macOS.

Also, Read – Best DVD Creators for Mac useful tools to Copy DVDs on Mac quickly.

Guide to Burn CD or DVD Using Finder on MacBook Pro/ MBA/ iMac

Step 1. Insert a blank disc into the optical drive of your Mac Or the External DVD Drive [Buy External Drive for Mac Mini, iMac]

Before jumping on step 2, you can see a pop-up as a dialog box, Click the Pop-up Menu, then choose Open Finder. Select “Make this action the default.” These are options for that, if you like when you insert a blank disc into the optical drive that opens every time with the Finder app. The disc appears on your Mac screen/ Desktop.

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Step 2. Double – Click the discs to open its window, then drag the files and folders and drop them into the window that you want to burn.

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Aliases (Small files or folders that are links to the actual items) to the files placed into the disc’s window. Don’t worry about your original files or folders are not deleted or moved.  Learn more about Aliases.      

Step 3. In this step, you can rename & arrange the path of the files. Read the text notes below.

Note – when the disc burns completely, the items on the disc have the exact location and name that they have in the disc window. After the disk burns, you cannot change them.

Step 4. Now follow the instructions after selecting File >> Burn [Disc].

The files that the aliases point to are burned to the disc. Moreover, if you add folders to the disc containing aliases, they are also burned.

You can burn the duplicate files to discs multiple times and then create a burner folder.

Read if you eject the disc without burning the disc; a burn folder with the items you copied to the disc is created and placed on your Mac desktop. To complete the burn process, Click the burn icon (yellow color wheel), which you can see in the above-given picture next to the folder of the Finder sidebar, or Hold down the Control Key as you click any disc, then choose the Burn Disc from the shortcut menu.

Note: To See CD/DVD on the finder sidebar, Customize the finder sidebar from Finder preferences on Mac. Open Finder > Finder from the top menu > preferences > Enable the checkbox “CDs, DVDs, and iOS Devices”

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I hope this article on, how to Burn DVDs using Finder on macOS Sonoma, Monterey, Catalina, and Mojave on MacBook Pro/ MBA/ iMac becomes more useful to you.

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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