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

how to burn CD or DVD using Finder in Mac

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

Burn a DVD of your photo album, movie, and memorable moment then share it, with your friends, family member, and relatives. You can make a CD or DVD using Finder, iTunes, and iPhoto apps which are the Perfect apps of apple. Even burn disc which has made through Mac, it can also run easily on Windows or other OS of 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 DVD 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 into the External DVD Drive [Buy External Drive for Mac Mini, iMac]

Before jump 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 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.

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

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Aliases (this is a Small file or folders that are links to the actual items) to the files that are placed into the disc’s window. Don’t worry about your original file 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. Because read the bellow text notes.

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

Step 4. Now follow the beneath given instruction after Select File >> Burn [Disc].

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

You can burn the same files to discs multiple times using 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 top menu > preferences > Enable checkbox “CDs, DVDs and iOS Devices”

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

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