How do i browse the files on a CD?

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  1. cantankerously

    cantankerously Active Member

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    I'm an OSX n00b. :o
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    uh.... :uh:

    insert CD, it should show up on your desktop by default, double-click it, lather rinse repeat
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    unless you're asking something more complicated than I realize... as far as my experience goes it's mostly the same on PCs, only you go to E drive or whatever... in OS X the CD just pops up on your desktop instead. from there it's point and click, like on a windows PC.
     
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    It doesn't show up on the desktop, nor in the finder.

    It is a DVD with Microsoft office on it.
     
  5. dmora

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    open a finder window by clicking the blue mac face. It should show in there.
    Also, go to the Finder menu at the top of the screen by the apple. Click finder preferences, there should be an option there in one of the top selection of tabs that says which drives you want to see on the desk top.
     
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    TurboDerek My favorite meal is horsemeat and rice.

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    do you have a DVD drive on you computer? (I'm asking this because 90 percent of the time the user has a CD-ROM drive)
    To find out if you do have a DVD Drive
    apple menu - About this Mac
    a box will pop up and click the get more info button
    under hardware choose ATA look to the right and you'll see the what kind of optical drive you have installed.
    click the drive to find out if it is indeed a DVD Drive

    If you have a DVD-ROM try this next
    go to the finder
    click go - Computer
    when you do this a list of mounted drives should show up in the window that just poped up. the DVD should show up
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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  8. cantankerously

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    Still not working. :mad:
     
  9. dmora

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    At the desktop... press the apple key and the letter "N" at the same time. This will bring up a finder window. Make sure you view it as columns. It should show on the left as a list of availible drives.
    Also read my instructions about changing the finder preferences. if it doesnt work, ill make you an interactive demo tomorrow.
     

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