1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 8, 2010 5:33 PM by Barney-15E
Alfonso Level 2 (355 points)
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 8 (46,319 points)
    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|http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=455975] 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.