cd icon won't show up when inserted

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kindlykritter, May 4, 2011.

  1. kindlykritter macrumors newbie


    Sep 12, 2010
    I inserted a CD on my IMAC and the icon doesn't show up. When I restart my computer it does. But not when I first insert it. I hate having to close all my aps to restart every time I put a CD in.

    It just started doing this after I did a routine update of some aps that was volunteered by my IMAC. Not sure if that has to do with it or not. May be a coincident.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Is it the same CD you are trying to put in, or does it happen with every CD?
  3. joshs2000ss macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2010
    You're holding wrong.... sorry, had to say that.

    What were the apps that were recently updated? Something there might give us a clue.
  4. mrfoof82 macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2010
    Lawton, OK
    Check the following under Finder Preferences:
    • General -> "CDs, DVDs, and iPods" is checked under "Show these items on the desktop".
    • Sidebar -> "CDs, DVDs, and iPods" is checked under "Devices".
    If those don't work, also use Disk Utility and do a Disk Permissions Repair.

    After both of these are done, let us know if you still have the problem.
  5. rkhgan133 macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2018
    I m having the same problem after installation of macos Mojave. The icon of CD drive (when i inserted the CD in drive) not showing in finder/desktop. please help me if anyone have soluation
  6. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 68000


    Oct 19, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    This is an external superdrive as OS X.14 will not install natively on early models with a built in superdrive?
  7. mikehalloran macrumors 6502a

    Oct 14, 2018
    The Sillie Con Valley
    Are you running any particular OS on your iMac? Just curious in case i’s important.

    I have fixed this issue by resetting the NV RAM.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 31, 2018 ---
    If running El Capitan or later, you won’t be able to do this. It won’t fix this issue anyway.

    The other suggestions are good, though.

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