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Making A Backup Disc!!!
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Join Date: Mar 2001
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Sep 15, 2001, 01:22 AM
 
OK, this might sound like a stupid question to some, but i NEED TO KNOW!!! About 6 months ago i had purchased a copy of Unreal Tournament for my iBook. Everything was going fine until last week when the drive refused to read the cd. There were a few scratches on the CD, and so i figured that i had just bumped that copy around sooo much that it wouldn't read anymore. Sooo, i went out and bought a Game Of The Year edition of the game. My question is, is there there any way to burn a backup of this CD, so that the mac recognizes it like it does the original, and can i do it without buying any new software? Thanks for all your help!!!
Specs:12" PowerBook-1.33GHz, 768 PC2700, Airport Express, Panther (10.3.9), iSight, 15GB 3G iPod
     
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Sep 15, 2001, 11:50 PM
 
You need Toast.

Disc Burner is just awful.

You can do a direct CD copy with that.

If you don't have an external burner (so, 2 drives), then you can make an image of the disc with Toast or whatever, then burn the image.
     
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Sep 17, 2001, 10:28 AM
 
If you need software to burn the cd, you can go to http://www.charismac.com . They have a demo of their software called Discribe. You are allowed 5 free burns and can do a direct cd to cd copy. It isn't a big download either. Hope this helps!
     
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Sep 17, 2001, 11:46 AM
 
Yes I've used Charismac for a couple years with mostly great results. Backup followup question: If I am about to upgrade my internal hard drive (cause I only have 6 G with my iMac), how do I do a full HD backup of my stuff? My CD-RW of course is limited to 650 MB per disk.
Is there a Smart Way about going about doing a complete backup?
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Sep 17, 2001, 04:28 PM
 
Originally posted by junobear@mindspring.com:
<STRONG>Yes I've used Charismac for a couple years with mostly great results. Backup followup question: If I am about to upgrade my internal hard drive (cause I only have 6 G with my iMac), how do I do a full HD backup of my stuff? My CD-RW of course is limited to 650 MB per disk.
Is there a Smart Way about going about doing a complete backup?
thanks.</STRONG>
Well, if you can get a hold of Retrospect, thats one easy way to do it. If not, you could always go the old fashioned way. When I backup, I just put my internet folder, apps folder, mp3 folder, and all my other folders on different cds. Then if I need it again, I can just drag the folder from the cd to the hard drive.
     
   
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