Thursday, June 20, 2013

Remote Disc

Do have a Mac that can't burn discs? Well, now you can! Remote Disc is a built-in feature for OS X! All you need is your computer that can't burn and one that can. Follow these directions!

  1. Be sure both of the computers are connected to the same network.
  2. On the the computer that can burn, open System Preferences.
  3. Pick "Sharing" from the menu.
  4. Check the box for "DVD or CD Sharing". Apple states that if you don't see this option in Mac OS X v10.5 or 10.4, download and install DVD or CD Sharing Setup Update for Mac.
  5. After you've enabled DVD or CD Sharing, insert the disc that you want to share.
  6. Go to your Mac that does not have an CD/DVD drive and open a Finder window.
  7. Select "Remote Disc" in the devices list. You will see the computer that has it enabled.
  8. Double-click the computer's icon and click "Connect". If the computer that is sharing its optical drive has "Ask me before allowing others to use my DVD drive" enabled, click "Ask to use."
  9. On the computer sharing its CD/DVD drive, acknowledge the request by clicking Accept. 
I hope this helps those without a disc. 

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