7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 25, 2009 9:21 AM by Canning27
Cotten'sCooling Level 1 Level 1
I installed a program called m4ptomp3 converter (http://www.ahamediasoft.com) and it created a virtual cd-rw drive on my computer. How do I remove this from my computer? The uninstaller provided does not remove this virtual drive, and I personally cannot find any dangling preferences using pref setter, spotlight, finder, or anything. Some part of the program is still here though, as is readily evident by the continued presence of the program's icon on the menu bar, and the continued presence of the virtual CD-RW drive in Disk Utility.




I found another thread discussing this exact same problem, but the solution found does not work for me: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1350138. They removed a folder called m4ptomp3 from the startupitems folder in the Library Folder, but no such folder exists that I can see on my computer.

If anyone can help me out here, that would be great!

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White MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10
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    HI and Welcome to Apple Discussions...

    *They removed a folder called m4ptomp3 from the startupitems folder in the Library Folder, but no such folder exists that I can see on my computer*

    Look here. System Preferences/Accounts - Login Items. Delete the "virtual cd-rw" if it's listed there.

    *folder in the Library Folder, but no such folder exists that I can see on my computer.*

    That folder exists. Here's the path. MacintoshHD/Library/StartupItems.

    You could try a program called App Zapper

    or App Delete






    Carolyn

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  • Cotten'sCooling Level 1 Level 1
    Thank you! However, none of those things worked out. Under the Accounts pane of System Preferences I looked at the login items, however it was not listed.



    Unfortunately, that folder does not exist. Yes, the folder "StartupItems" does exist, but when I look into that folder nothing is to be found, even when I configure Finder to show hidden files.



    I did try App Zapper again after re-installing the program, but it proved ineffective as well, even when it deleted a .plist file.
  • Canning27 Level 1 Level 1
    Did you ever find a solution? i'm having the exact same problem.
  • Cotten'sCooling Level 1 Level 1
    I found a way to remove the icon from the top menu, but the virtual cdrw drive is still on my computer, and random windows pop up once in a while that tell me I've inserted a blank disc.

    To remove the icon from the menu, you can simply just hit command+click, hold down the mouse button, drag it off the menu over the desktop, and let go of the mouse button. It should go away.

    But I still have the virtual drive, and it is incredibly annoying. No one seems able to help me, so I guess I'll live with it. This is why PC's win.
  • Canning27 Level 1 Level 1
    wow. our laptop does the exact same thing.

    let me know if you ever find a solution.

    thanks!
  • Cotten'sCooling Level 1 Level 1
    Canning27 wrote:
    wow. our laptop does the exact same thing.

    let me know if you ever find a solution.

    thanks!




    Do you mean a message pops up that tells you you've inserted a blank disc when you actually haven't? Or have you installed the virtual CD?
  • Canning27 Level 1 Level 1
    I did it.

    Try going to http://www.ahamediasoft.com/help-center/quick-start.htm and re-downloading the software.

    Download it and then install it. In Finder/Applications there should be a folder for M4PConverter. This folder should come with an "Uninstaller" file. Run the uninstaller.

    I did this, then checked my disc utility and it's now gone from my computer!