Eject CDs and DVDs from your Mac
You can usually eject a CD or DVD from the desktop or from a Finder window.
Eject a CD or DVD from an optical drive
To eject a disc from an external optical drive, do any of the following:
Eject a disc from the desktop: Select the disc you want to eject, then choose File > Eject [disc].
Eject a disc from an optical drive: Press the Eject key .
Eject a disc from a Finder window: Click the Finder icon in the Dock to open a Finder window, then in the Finder sidebar, click the Eject button next to the disc’s name.
If a CD or DVD won’t eject from an optical drive
Try any of the following:
If an app is using the CD or DVD: Quit the app, then try to eject the disc again.
If you can’t quit the app that’s using the CD or DVD: Close the file that is on the disc you want to eject, then try to eject it again.
If another user is using the CD or DVD: Log out the users who are using the disc, then try to eject it again.
If you can’t log out a user: Log in as that user, then try to eject the disc again.
If you can restart your computer to eject the disc: Choose Apple menu > Restart, then click Restart while pressing and holding the mouse or trackpad button until the disc is ejected. You can also hold the Option key while restarting your Mac. When you see your CD or DVD appear on the screen, select it, then press the Eject key.
Display the Eject menu in the menu bar
You can display the Eject menu in the menu bar to quickly eject disks from connected optical drives.
On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Settings, then click CDs & DVDs in the sidebar. (You may need to scroll down.)
Note: If you don’t have an optical drive connected to your Mac, CDs & DVDs settings aren’t available.
Turn on “Show eject in menu bar.”