Q: How Do I Burn CD/DVD in Mojave (macOS 10.14)?

A: Due to a bug (feature?!) introduced in macOS 10.14 Mojave, when inserting a blank optical disc (CD or DVD), it will not display in the Finder. This creates a bit of a problem when wanting to drag and drop items into it for burning.

Fear not, there is an easy solution...

  1. Insert blank disc. 
  2. An alert will appear, asking if you wish to open the disc in the Finder, iTunes, or Disk Utility. Select Mount in Finder. 
  3. In Finder, select File menu > Create Burn Folder. 
  4. A new folder is created on the desktop. If you drag a file, folder, or alias of a file or folder into this folder, it will burn the file or folder to disc. 
  5. Continue adding all desired items into the Burn Folder. You may also create your own folders within it, and drag and drop items to arrange to your taste.
  6. Right click on the burn folder, select Burn Disc. 
  7. The burning process begins. When complete, the disc will self-eject.

A client raised the issue of how to use two optical drives when wishing to burn data from one to the other. The steps are almost the same. Note that the order is important:

  1. Insert a blank disc. 
  2. An alert will appear, asking if you wish to open the disc in the Finder, iTunes, or Disk Utility. Select Mount in Finder. 
  3. In Finder, select File menu > Create Burn Folder. 
  4. A new folder is created on the desktop.
  5. Insert the source disc (containing the data you wish to burn to the blank disc).
  6. Drag and drop the desired items into the Burn Folder. You may also create your own folders within it, and drag and drop items to arrange to your taste.
  7. Right click on the burn folder, select Burn Disc. 
  8. The burning process begins. When complete, the disc will self-eject.

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