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  1. #1

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    Jun 29, 2011
    CD/DVD drive doesn't show in Mac but...
    I'm using OS X 10.6.7. The CD was working fine but after I installed VMWare Fusion and Windows 7 on top of that the CD/DVD doesn't show up in Mac at all. But it plays fine in Windows.

    I'm a new Mac user, is there some check box or preference I'm supposed to enable? I couldn't find anything useful in System Preferences. Maybe there is a setting I need to enable in VMWare? Thanks.

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    Dec 09, 2010
    Currently 13" Late 2010 MBA, 4GB/128GB; Early 2011 13" MBP, dual core i7 2.7ghz, 4gb ram, 500gb hd
    It's been a while since I used Fusion, but I think there's a menu item to pass hardware control from the Mac to Windows. You may have to go into those menus and manually disconnect the optical drive from Windows so that the Mac can regain control.

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    As noted here, only one OS at a time can manage an optical drive. As EvenStranger noted, if you still have your Windows VM booted, either shut it down or pass control of the optical drive back to OS X.
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    Jun 29, 2011
    Thanks! That did the trick.

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