Copy CDs or DVDs in Mac OS X

Disk Utility icon

Here is a simple method more duplicating CDs or DVDs using Disk Utility in Mac OS X.

  1. Insert the CD or DVD you want to copy into your Mac.
  2. Launch Disk Utility (in the Applications > Utilities folder).
  3. In the Finder, drag and drop the icon of the CD or DVD onto the Disc Utility icon in the Dock.
  4. A window will open asking you to name the new disk image, and where to save it. Give it a name and save the image to the Desktop. In the Image Format drop-down menu, choose DVD/CD master (no encryption is necessary). Click Save, and a new disk image (with the extension “.cdr”) will be created on your Desktop.
  5. Eject the original CD (the one you just copied), and insert a blank CD into your Mac.
  6. In Disk Utility, look for the disk image of your CD or DVD (the “.cdr” file you just created). This is on the left-hand side of the window, at the bottom of the list of mounted drives. Select the image (the “.cdr” file) and click Burn.
  7. When you are done, eject the burned disk and delete the “.cdr” file from the Desktop.

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