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MacBook Pro remote disc

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I have a MacBook Pro with a broken disc drive. So I would like to use remote disc from a Windows 7 computer.

I installed the software on the Windows computer. What do I need to do to get the remote disc icon to show up on under 'devises' on the MacBook Pro. I am not sure if it makes a difference, but it is running 10.5
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You need to set the variables EnableODiskBrowsing and ODSSupported to true. Remote disc browsing works fine for MacBook Pro's but for some reason Apple shipped it with those variables turned off (never understood why).

Open your terminal application and type:

defaults write EnableODiskBrowsing -bool true

then hit return and type:

defaults write ODSSupported -bool true

Go do the other computer and turn CD/DVD sharing on in the sharing control panel. The MacBook Pro will be able to see the remote discs of the other computer.

Note: This works fine under Mac OS 10.5 and up to 10.6.8. Does not seem to work under Mac OS 10.8 for some reason.

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