Can't see contents of DVD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Doggled, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Doggled macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Folks,

    The usual health warning applies here - ie I'm new to MAC and completely flummoxed about how to view the contents of a DVD.

    Background:
    - my friend copied some homemade video files on a DVD
    - I plug in the DVD and....nothing

    Shouldnt the disk appear over in the left hand side of Finder along with the Macintosh HD and Network etc?

    I'm trying Disk Utilities to create a disk image, but it's taking hours. Shurely there has got t be an easier way. No??

    Thanks in advance for your advice.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    #2
    Have you checked the Preferences of Finder?
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    You can also see all drives by using CMD+ArrowUp several times in a Finder window, it will move you up the hierarchy.

    Creating a disk image (.dmg) may take some time. I just did one of a DVD we produced and it took almost 30 minutes for 3-4GB.


    Also have a look here to learn more about Mac OS X.

    http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/
    http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/
    http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/ -- with videos

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3131 - keyboard shortcuts
     
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    #3
    It should also appear on the right hand side of your desktop, where double clicking should open it.
     
  4. surflordca macrumors 6502a

    surflordca

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    #4
    Are you sure that the disk is finalized from your friend...
     

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