Disk Utility 12.x: Burn a disk image to a CD or DVD

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Burn a disk image to a CD or DVD using Disk Utility

You can use Disk Utility to burn a disk image on a recordable CD or DVD disc. You might do this to make a backup copy of your files, which you can use to restore the files to a disk. You can also use CDs and DVDs to move files from one computer to another or to send them to other people.

To burn a disc, you need an optical drive in your computer or connected directly to your computer. You can’t burn a disc using a remote optical drive.

  1. Open Disk Utility, in the Utilities folder in Launchpad.
  2. Select the disk image if it appears in the list at the left, and then click Burn in the toolbar.

    Otherwise, click Burn in the toolbar, and then select a disk image in the dialog that appears.

  3. Insert a recordable CD or DVD disc into the optical drive, and then follow the onscreen instructions.
Last Modified: Sep 3, 2015
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