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    Virtual CD?
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    Virtual CD?
    Hey there all,
    Just wondering if you kind people could help me??

    I'm after some software (or maybe i have it??) so that i can say for example. Place a cd in my drive and 'copy' it so that i dont have to keep it in yet still have the information on my MBP.

    Reason for this is for applications where it goes 'please insert the cd' i just want to put a virtual copy of it on my HDD and then take out the cd.

    Just wondering if this can be done??

    Thanks in advance,
    All the best
    Andy
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    Virtual CD?
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    Well if it is a burned cd, of course, but for an instllation cd or software cd, I am not sure, it would be pretty neet though.
    It's all good.

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    Yeah it usually does:

    I just create a disk image of a disc (either with Toast or Disk Utility) and then use Toast's 'Mount it' context menu command.

    That normally mounts the image in such a way that most apps treat it as a real cd. (It even mounts with a little CD icon, so it seems even the system is fooled).

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    Kokopelli
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    Probably, though to a certain extent it will depend on what kind of protection is on the CD. What Mac software requires the CD? Games I guess....

    Two options come to mind:
    1) Disk Utility (File => New Disk Image => From device )
    2) Toast

    EDIT: Way too slow checking on my info I guess.

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    Virtual CD?
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    Ahh right awesome, so its possible great stuff. Yeah its use is for game(s) really. Plus i found when i was a PC user games would run quicker due to the information being there and not read from a cd, all be it seconds but ya know

    So is Toast an application ive gotta download? or something that comes on OS x ?

    Thanks for the help,
    its really much appricated
    Andy
    Hey I'm Andy, New to the Apple Mac world, Please Help me :mac:

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    Kokopelli
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    Toast is a commercial application by Roxio. I honestly rarely use it anymore but it has some nice features.

    http://www.roxio.com

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    Virtual CD?
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    Ah right awesome, ive found it on the next but finding a demo or somethin is proving hard.

    I understand what ive gotta do now, ive been playing with 'DU' but i think because im trying to make an image of a game cd (legal) its not letting me do it.
    Well atleast i think that.

    Cheers for the help all.
    Andy
    Hey I'm Andy, New to the Apple Mac world, Please Help me :mac:

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