6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 4, 2011 9:24 AM by Kappy
timfromhighlands Level 1 (0 points)

How do I open my disk drive?

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), dummy user
  • Kappy Level 10 (265,726 points)

    Double-click on the Desktop icon.

  • timfromhighlands Level 1 (0 points)

    That just opened up my desktop file. Was able to delete some old things off I no longer need but did not open the disk drive.

  • Kappy Level 10 (265,726 points)

    Double-clicking on the Desktop drive icon opens a Finder window by which you can explore any part of the drive you wish. Otherwise, I don't know what you are asking.

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)

    Hi Tim, do you maybe mean Disc Drive, (Optical/CD/DVD drive), if so hold the F12 key down for a few seconds, if that fails hold the Mouse button down while booting up.

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 (46,565 points)

    Here's an additional way that's very convenient to use.


    You can add an Eject Item to the Menu Bar

    1. Open a Finder window and navigate to /System/Library/Core Services/ Menu Extras.
    2. Double-click the Eject.menu item in the Menu Extras folder.

    The Eject menu item will be added to your Mac’s menu bar. It will have the eject icon, which is a chevron with a line below it. If you click on the Eject menu item, it will display all of the CD/DVD drives attached to your Mac, and provide the option to ‘Open’ or ‘Close’ each drive, depending on its current state.


     Cheers, Tom

  • Kappy Level 10 (265,726 points)

    Five ways to eject a stuck CD or DVD from the optical drive


    Ejecting the stuck disc can usually be done in one of the following ways:


    1. Restart the computer and after the chime press and hold down the left mouse button until the disc ejects.


    2. Press the Eject button on your keyboard.


    3. Click on the Eject button in the menubar.


    4. Press COMMAND-E.


    5. If none of the above work try this: Open the Terminal application in your Utilities folder. At the prompt enter or paste the following:


         /usr/bin/drutil eject


    If this fails then try this:


    Boot the computer into Single-user Mode. At the prompt enter the same command as used above. To restart the computer enter "reboot" at the prompt without quotes.