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How do I eject a CD/DVD on a mac?

Article ID: 160
Last updated: 14 May, 2012

How do I eject a CD/DVD on a Mac?

There are many methods to eject CD or DVD media from a Macintosh computer running OS X.

  • Control-click or right-click the media and select Eject from the menu.
  • In Leopard, go to the Eject icon in the menubar, and select the media.
  • Open a Finder window and click the Eject arrow next to the media.
  • Press the eject button on the keyboard, if one exists.
  • Select the media, then go to File, and select Eject.
  • Select the media, then type Command+E.
  • Drag the media icon to the trash.
  • Enter the following command in the Terminal utility,
 drutil tray eject 

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Article submitted by Jon Brennan

Article ID: 160
Last updated: 14 May, 2012
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