OS X Mountain Lion: Share your DVD or CD drive

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Share your DVD or CD drive

If you have installed the DVD or CD Sharing Setup software, you can share DVD or CD discs in your computer’s optical drive with other computers on your Ethernet or wireless network. If another computer on your network doesn’t have an optical drive, you can set up your computer to allow the other computer to use the disc in your computer’s optical drive.

  1. Open Sharing preferences if it isn’t already open, and then select the DVD or CD Sharing checkbox.
  2. If you want to be notified when a computer tries to access your optical drive, select “Ask me before allowing others to use my DVD or CD drive.”

For instructions on sharing a Windows computer’s CD or DVD drive with your Mac, see:

Apple Support article: DVD or CD sharing: Using Remote Disk

Last Modified: Sep 4, 2015

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