How to Copy a CD on a Mac

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.

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Copy your CDs with iTunes or Disk Utility.

iTunes

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

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

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Eject the CD when the import is finished.

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

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

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Insert the blank CD into your Mac.

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

Disk Utility

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Insert the CD you want to copy into your Mac.

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

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

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

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

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

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Click "Burn" in the pop-up window.