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copying a disc, where does it save contents to?

Karsten Schmitz


Hi, this is my first post.


I'm operating Mac OS X 10.4.10 on a Powerbook G4 Aluminum.


I'm being over cautious with keeping my Hard drive clean and empty.



When copying a dvd using one disc drive, I have to copy first, then burn to a disc afterwards.

Does Toast temporarily copy 4.5 GB of contents, or permanently store it?

Where does it temporarily or permanently store it?

I'd like to monitor it and/or locate it to move it to the trash when finished burning.


thank you so much for your help.





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I don't know where it puts the temporary file but if you want to avoid that just choose Save as Disc Image from the File menu instead of clicking the burn button. That way you choose where the file is saved. Then burn the resulting disc image using the Image File setting in the Copy window. Afterwards you can trash the disc image file.

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Actually, I just did some trial and error, and found out the answer.




It does not permanently store any contents.


It only temporarily stores the contents to a location I still could not find.


Before starting the "Copying Disc", my Harddrive had 48.4 GB available.

During the copying, my Harddrive had 45 GB available.

(Only temporarily storing it)

Mid way through the copying I aborted, and my Harddrive went back to having 48.4 GB available.

(Aborting, Errors, or Completion, it will go back to 48.4 GB available)


No permanent storage at all.

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