How to Copy a CD on a Mac

By Bill Brown

You can make a copy of a CD on a Mac a couple of different ways. For audio CDs, the best way is to import the CD into iTunes and burn a copy. For data CDs, the Mac's Disk Utility feature will make a virtual master copy of your CD on your Mac, which you can use to make exact copies of your original CD.

Things You'll Need

  • Blank CD

iTunes

Step 1

Open iTunes and insert the CD you want to copy into your Mac.

Step 2

When the CD information appears on the screen, click "Import" at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3

Eject the CD when the import is finished.

Step 4

Click the "+" at the bottom of the iTunes window to create a new playlist and name it.

Step 5

Drag the tracks from the CD you imported into your new playlist.

Step 6

Insert the blank CD into your Mac.

Step 7

Select "File" from the top menu, then "Burn playlist to disc." Click "Burn."

Disk Utility

Step 1

Insert the CD you want to copy into your Mac.

Step 2

Click on the desktop to go to the Finder and choose "Go" from the top menu, followed by "Utilities." Select "Disk Utility."

Step 3

Select your CD from the menu on the right side of the Disk Utility window.

Step 4

Click "New Image" at the top of the window.

Step 5

Eject your CD when the image is created and insert a blank CD.

Step 6

Highlight the disk image you just created in menu on the left side of the Disk Utility window and click "Burn."

Step 7

Click "Burn" in the pop-up window.