Posted 20 November 2010 - 02:45 PM
Thanks again computerxpds,
Sorry if I wasn't very clear about what I was doing. The little arrow/alias folders I mentioned were in the Burn Folder [BF], not in Finder. Per my book, that's how BF works. When you drag a folder or file into BF, it creates an alias of the folder/file, but when you burn the BF the actual files/folders are copied to the DVD. The folders you drag into a BF also stay where they are in Finder. That's what happened the last [only] time I used BF and pretty much what was happening this time except that one folder actually appeared to move from Finder to BF w/ dragging. And some folders were missing their little arrows.
I'm going to try repairing permissions per my previous post and see if I can then finish creating my BF's and get my backups burned. If that doesn't work I can try the instructions for dragging the files/folders to the blank disc icon that should mount on my desktop and burn my BUs that way.
mac 10.6 on macbook pro
WinXP sp2 on Dell 380 w/ 512 MB RAM- currently dead in the water
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