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10.4: View size requirements for Burn folders Desktop
Tiger only hintOk so I'm not sure if I'm the only clueless one on this, but I figure since it took me awhile to find it, it might be useful to others out there.

When using the new Burn folders in Tiger, the system creates aliases to the files you want to burn. It's a good idea since it now (finally) allows a Finder burn without the dreaded disk image creation. But since the Burn folder consists of nothing but aliases, the size report you get for it (or the items it contains) doesn't reflect the original items. This makes it impossible to know the actual size of the backup you're creating!

Well, it turns out that if you simply click the Burn button -- without a blank disk inserted -- you get a dialog telling you the size of the disk needed for the operation. I still think they should put this in the Burn folder's window (a la Toast), but at least I can now actually use this feature.
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10.4: View size requirements for Burn folders
Authored by: Cygnia on Jun 08, '05 10:19:37AM

An easier way to get the size is to press Command-I at the burn folder window, then click the "Calculate" button under the "Burn" tab.



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10.4: View size requirements for Burn folders
Authored by: Lanx on Jun 08, '05 12:40:36PM

An even simlier way is to click the little button in the right bottom corner of the CD-Window which is labelled "Calculate size"; the size is displayed in the bottom window border besides the number of items. This should work even in the new burning folders since this button is present there, too, but clicking it does not work here.



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Didn't work for me: I get "0 KB"
Authored by: PopMcGee on Jun 13, '05 01:27:46PM

Using both techniques (the "click burn without media" and "look into extended get info"), I got the answer "0 KB" in both cases when the folder was more closely to 3 GB. I'm running 10.4.1. Looks like Apple messed this one up :-(



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