macOS High Sierra

Burn CDs and DVDs

If your Mac has a built-in optical drive, or if you connect an external DVD drive (for example, an Apple USB SuperDrive), you can burn files to CDs and DVDs to share your files with friends, move files between computers, or create backup files. Discs you burn on your Mac can also be used on Windows and other types of computers.

Note: To create CDs and DVDs with audio and video from your iTunes library, use iTunes. For more information, see Create your own CDs and DVDs.

  1. Insert a blank disc into the optical drive.

    If you see a dialog, click the pop-up menu, then choose Open Finder. Select “Make this action the default” if you want to open the Finder every time you insert a blank disc.

    The disc appears on your desktop.

  2. Double-click the disc to open its window, then drag the files and folders you want to burn to the window.

    Aliases to the files are placed in the disc’s window. The original files are not moved or deleted.

    Note: If you want to burn the same files to discs multiple times, use a burn folder.

  3. Arrange and rename the files.

    When the disc is burned, the items on the disc have the same names and locations that they have in the disc window. After the disc is burned, you can