A friend is having computer troubles and delays but needed some files on CD. She backed them up to an external drive and I copied the two folders from there to my Powerbook. I slotted in a blank CD and burned folder number one. Once it was done we tested it back in my friend’s machine and all seemed well.
Then on to CD number two. I dragged the folder across to the blank disc, burned it and tested on the other machine. This time every single folder contained the same three files as were contained in the first folder in the list.
Repeated attempts at dragging folders to a new blank CD showed the same problem on a check before burning. I tried dragging a few folders at a time — again all would contain whatever was in the first folder. The only solution in the end was to drag all 55 items across one at a time. Sigh. Bizarre.