burning HOT disks..

This wee tutorial isn't about how to burn disks, we all know that! No, this is about how to burn hot disks. The kind of disks you'll be proud to share. The kind of disks that get people saying..

"You are the DiskMaster!"

Here was my first attempt, a backup disk..

hot disk with a sexy babe on it

with sub folders, of course..

another hot disk

this time with breasts..

babes with cartoon-sized breasts

I prefer this to a plain background.

And here's another cool thing about these hot disks..

Notice the first one has a file called "verify.sit" at the root level.. well if you select ALL (all the contents of the drive) and use the stuffit concept command on that baby, you can check all your archives at once that's right, verify the whole disk! in a one-er! <applause>

the technique, step by step..

  1. Prepare the disk.

  2. Save the picture.

  3. Pretty up your folders.

  4. Hide the pics!

That's it, now you've got disks to die for!

the "Rip, mix, burn" pic is from Dangergirl, & © 2002 J. Scott Campbell. you can see the original here. I've no idea who made it into a desktop, but they did a great job. Still don't know who did the first pic.

appendix a: custom icons  (son of hot disks..)

No hot disk would be complete without a beautiful custom icon. A picture can speak a thousand words, especially at that point it mounts on the desktop. Anyway, I've had enough questions about this to warrant an add-on, so here it is..

Lots of folks paste transparent images in the Finder and are disappointed when the transparency is lost. Worry not! Creating beautiful semi-transparent custom icons on OS X disks is easy, so long as you have the right tools.

Get IconographerX which understands the complexities of the OS X icon, and more importantly, knows how to export icon families.

I get my results like this..
You should now see a lovely semi-translucent disk icon! If you still see your old icon or just a plain CD icon, eject the disk image and remount it with Diskcopy/Toast/wheteveryouusedtomakeitwith.


Rake about inside the Iconographerx package and open a file called "iconbasics.html" which explains about masks and stuff, this is info you need. Probably you could get it from the built-in help.


You can put more backgrounds on the disk and store them in the root too, or perhaps in the sub-folders they'll be seen in, imagination is the only limit.

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corz - 06.11.05 3:13 pm

see previous post!


sex - 08.11.05 4:33 pm


just send me sexxxxxxxxxy babes\'pics - 28.12.05 10:58 am

smiley for :ken:smiley for :roll:smiley for :ken:smiley for :cool:smiley for :ehh:

sexy - 05.01.06 6:45 pm


Lobo-X - 10.02.06 11:54 pm

I found this page so many months ago.

And now, after dozens of funny made HOT disks, I can scream: Thanks a lot!!!

richard van roij - 21.03.06 2:54 pm

hallo ik ben richard

kim - 21.04.06 10:52 pm

how do you see more of these pic of the cartoons

corz - 22.04.06 12:11 pm

scroll up about 6 inches, and follow the link I give there smiley for :ken:


Christopher Huff - 17.05.06 11:41 pm

Very nice, but does anyone know how to make a disk (firewire or usb) auto-open a finder window and set the default settings so they will open to the view you want. Limewire's download and others do it, but I can't figure out how to get a FW or Jump Drive to do it.

E-mail me if you have an answer, please.

FunkWarrior - 31.05.06 10:52 pm

Hello, it's possibile to make this procedure readable for a crossplatform cd, in particulary with xp?

Thank U.

corz - 01.06.06 9:33 pm

Erm.. Yes and no.

XP won't recognize any of this stuff, but depending on how you burn your cross-platform disk, you could achieve a similar effect for the XP version.

The biggest hurdle is that windows uses drive letters, as opposed to volume names, for its paths, so any image you place on the background would need to be referenced by its drive letter, i.e. "D:\something". The trouble is that there's no guarantee that when the disk will be at "D:\", mine is "K:\".

Most are at D:\, though and you could probably do a reasonable mock-up with windows' built-in background image facility. This is achieved by editing a "desktop.ini" file, and it might look something like this..


InfoTip=hovering over me gets you this text.
There may be other ways to do this, but I've not come across them, even looked for them.

have fun!


ps.. if I remember correctly, for this to work as expected, the "system" attribute must also be set on the folder (attrib +s). If you are trying to do all this from a Mac, good luck!

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