2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 19, 2013 12:20 PM by lutra
lutra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)


I am looking for a solution. Prior to getting my iMac, I had a Windows based computer. I copied my photos to CD's from that old Dell PC. I wanted to look at some of these older Photos from us and also some which other people sent me. I am pretty sure most are JPEG files. But when I put the CD's in, it just makes a noise as if it is trying to read and never shows up on my desktop. Finally it just spits them out again.


Is this a possible problem between Mac and Windows? And could someone point me in the right direction of solving this issue? I appreciate any input! I would like to have these files accessible to copy onto an external drive.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (96,915 points)

    Greetings ...


    Macs can read the JPG format no problem.



    Try selecting an application so your Mac can read the disc.


    Open System Preferences > CD's & DVD's


    Click the When you insert a picture CD pop up menu then make a selection.

  • lutra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you, Carolyn, for your input.


    I did check within System Preferences and the pop up menu was already selected to "OPEN iPhoto" WHEN YOU INSERT A PICTURE CD.


    I tried again with CD's that I recall having viewed before and the player just keeps making the beeping sound about 4 times and then ejects the CD.


    I am starting to suspect the player is no longer able to read. Admittedly, I have not used it much, so it cannot be overuse. But perhaps not using it enough?