The “Remote Disc” item in the sidebar is always there for use in connecting to an optical drive on another Mac that’s configured for drive sharing, even when you’re not actually connected to such a drive. You can remove it from the sidebar in Finder Preferences/Sidebar and turn off “CDs, DVDs, and iPods”.
Why is my Mac showing a remote disk?
Remote Disc appears if another Mac on your network has an optical disc drive and is advertising disc sharing services: System Preferences… > Sharing > DVD or CD Sharing > select. The Mac advertising sharing services may or may not be yours.
How do I eject a CD from a remote disc?
Drag the CD/DVD icon to the Trash, reboot the Mac and hold down the mouse button, or the “Eject” button on your keyboard. 2. Launch Apple’s Disk Utility application, select the stuck CD/DVD and hit the “Eject” button.
Where is remote disk on Mac?
On the Mac that doesn’t have an optical drive, click the Finder icon in the Dock to open a Finder window. Select Remote Disc under Locations in the sidebar, then double-click the computer that is sharing the optical drive you want to access.
Does Apple Mac have disc drive?
All iMacs come with an optical drive, which Apple calls a SuperDrive. Unlike drives that have a tray that extends from the computer, the SuperDrive consists of a slot into which you insert a disk. The iMac’s optical drive can read CDs, CD data disks, DVDs and DVD data disks.
How do I connect my CD drive to my MacBook Pro?
To use your SuperDrive, connect it to a USB-A port on your Mac*, then insert a disc. Make sure that the aluminum enclosure of the SuperDrive is facing up. To connect your SuperDrive to a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) or USB-C port on your Mac, you can use one of these adapters: USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter.
How do I eject a disk from my Mac that doesn’t show up?
You can click the eject button next to the optical drive to attempt to eject the disc. If the disc still doesn’t eject, restart your computer and hold the track pad down while the computer boots on a MacBook, or hold the main mouse button down on models without a track pad.
What is the Eject icon in Mac?
The Eject menu icon is added to the menu bar (the icon is a chevron with a line beneath it). Select the Eject menu icon to display all the optical drives attached to the Mac. An Open or Close command appears, depending on each drive’s current state.
Is Force ejecting bad?
“Failure to safely eject the drive may potentially damage the data due to processes happening in the system background that are unseen to the user.”
Can a Mac be hacked remotely?
Security researchers actually discovered a vulnerability in Apple computers for enterprise companies that allowed them to remotely hack a brand new Mac the first time it connected to Wi-Fi.
How do I install Remote Disc on Mac?
- Shut down the virtual machine.
- From the Apple menu bar, select Virtual Machine > Settings.
- Click Add Device.
- Select CD/DVD and click Add.
- From the drop-down, choose Choose a disc or disc image.
- Select Remote Disc from the Devices list in the sidebar.
How do I access a shared folder on Mac remotely?
- Drag the shared-volume icon to the Eject icon in the Dock.
- Right-click or Control-click the shared volume icon and then choose Eject from the contextual menu that appears.
- Select the shared-volume icon and choose File→Eject.
How do I watch a DVD on my imac?
Playing a DVD on a Mac is extremely simple. Just insert the DVD into your Super DVD drive (Super DVD drive is Apple’s optical disc reading and writing technology). The DVD player will open automatically and start playing the disc. You can open it using the Menu and click Play to run the movie.
Why can’t I play a DVD on my Mac?
DVD not be recognized/read usually happens when you insert DVD disc improperly, have a damaged disc or DVD drive, or your DVD drive driver goes outdated. For that, you can repair or buy a new DVD drive, or reset NVRAM (or PRAM) via press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys to shut down your computer and turn on later.
Does Apple USB SuperDrive work with MacBook Pro?
*The Apple USB SuperDrive is compatible with Mac models from 2008 and later that don’t have a built-in optical drive. *MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models with USB-C ports require a USB-C to USB adapter (sold separately) to use Apple USB SuperDrive.
Will any external CD drive work with a Mac?
If your Mac doesn’t have a built-in optical drive, you can use another computer’s DVD or CD drive, or use an external optical drive, such as the Apple USB SuperDrive.