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What is Remote Disk?

1105 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 8, 2010 5:33 PM by Barney-15E RSS
Alfonso Level 2 Level 2 (345 points)
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Mar 8, 2010 5:11 PM
My new mini has a Remote Disk icon among the list of Hard Drives.
What is this for, and how can I disable it?

Mini 2009, 4GB, 10.6.2, iPhone OS 3.1.2, PBG412, 1.5GHz, 1.25GB, SDrive, 10.5.8
  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,385 points)
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    Mar 8, 2010 5:33 PM (in response to Alfonso)
    I believe that allows you to use an optical drive that is on another computer. I think you would only see it if your computer did not have a built-in optical drive (or maybe it is enabled on all Macs that might be shipped without one--like the Macbook Air and some Minis).

    This [Macrumors forum article|] discusses how to enable it. You should be able to disable it by setting the bools to false--although I don't know why you would. If you don't like the icon in the sidebar, just drag it out. You can still get to the Remote disk by using Finder>Go>computer.
    1.8 SP G5/iMac G4 FP/MBP 2.33/iPhone, Mac OS X (10.6.2)


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