1/7/11
3:21 pm

Forum Question: burn Disc in Public folder on mac

What is the idea of having the burn folder in the public section of sharing?
And would you advise keeping to keep a percentage of your work on a cloud facility,such as idisk or dropbox, which I have a free account with.
thanks in advance
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jim Harrison

Comments: 6 Responses to “burn Disc in Public folder on mac”

    1/7/11 @ 3:30 pm

    I’m not sure what you mean by a Burn Disc folder in the public section of sharing. Burn Folders are used to gather items for burning to a disc. Did you create one that is in your Public Folder? I just don’t understand the question.
    As for the cloud — it depends on your needs. Cloud services like iDisk and Dropbox are great for people who move between computers or want to share documents with multiple people. But unless you have a specific need for that, I wouldn’t see why you would use them.

      jim Harrison
      1/8/11 @ 4:25 am

      thanks for the reply Garry

      I am referring to the burn folder that is on all macs as default in the public folder on finder. I think that its there, as you say, to gather files to burn to a disc, but why put it in the public folder.
      The reason for the second part of my question is that I take my macbook on the road and have an imac at home plus an ipad now. I am finding it a bit of a pain keeping all my work on two machines and having to try and access material from my ipad. I think I need to have a central point to access all my files from, so that i can work on projects on any of my machines, where ever I am.
      Sorry to be a little vague.
      thanks again
      Jim H

        1/8/11 @ 9:34 am

        I’m still not sure what you mean. There is a Public folder in your user folder. Inside that, unless you have added something, is a DropBox folder. There is no Burn folder there.
        Yes, if you need to share some document between a desktop and a laptop (and an iPad) then using iDisk or Dropbox is a great way to do it.

    Michael
    2/3/11 @ 12:40 am

    You must have created a burn folder in the Public folder. You can create a Burn Folder in any folder

    Howard Jackson
    3/24/12 @ 3:18 am

    can you provide me withe steps to burning a disc from a drop box folder on a Mac ?

      3/24/12 @ 9:06 am

      The steps for burning a disc are the same no matter where — documents folder, desktop, drop box folder, etc.
      See episode 209: http://macmost.com/using-burn-folders.html
      Or, you don’t even need to use a burn folder. Just Control+Click on any folder and choose “Burn to disc.”

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