[Mac OsX 10.6.6] How to remove virtual drives

Discussion in 'macOS' started by eoghan, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. eoghan macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2011
    Hi there!
    I installed TuneCloner to import audio-cds as mp3 (before figuring out that also iTune can do that). TuneClone has installed a virtual cd burner on my system, this is what System Profiler reports:
    Hardware->Disc Burning -> Burning Devices: CDWriter TuneClone
    Firmware Revision: 1.0
    Interconnect: Virtual Interface
    Profile Path: None

    How can I remove it?? It makes Disk Utility crash and makes a cd icon appear on my desktop. I've read some post on this site about something like this, but I still couldn't get rid of my virtual drive... On TuneClone web site I was told how to hide the icon, but I don't want to just hide it... I'd like to get entirely rid of it!
    Please, help me... and please, don't tell me the only solution is to reinstall the operating system (I've just reinstalled it a few days ago and I spend nearly one day to reinstall all the programs and the updates!).
    Thank you!
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I wasn't able to find any information on the TuneClone website... but if you kept the original installer (which you should ALWAYS do for programs that install extensions, or otherwise add functionality that can't easily be removed) you can usually uninstall such programs with a tool provided by the developer.
  3. frenchie023 macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2011

    I was having the EXACT same problem today!

    After much banging of my head against the desk, I contacted the TuneClone people, and got a reply -- which, awesomely enough, worked! :)

    Here's what they told me:

    "Once you remove TuneClone from your Mac, the virtual CD drive has also been removed. Next time you choose "CDWriter TuneClone" as the CD burner to burn iTunes music files, iTunes will pop up a message saying it is unavailable and asking you to insert a blank CD. Quit iTunes, Restart your Mac, Launch iTunes again, and you will find the virtual drive is not there any more."

    Like I said, it worked!

    Now, although it still shows up as an option in the drop down menu in the iTunes burn settings window, when you check the System Profiler, the CDWriter TuneClone drive doesn't show up anymore.

    Hope that helps you!! And if you can figure out/tell me how to get it off the iTunes drop down menu... that'd be pretty sweet.

  4. eoghan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2011
    I've done what frenchie023 said... and I've finally got rid of the drive.. even in iTunes! :D
    I don't know how I've deleted it from iTunes, I just moved the application to the trash... at first the virtual drive was still there, but suddenly one day, after some reboots, the virtual drive has disappeared either from the system profiler, and from iTune!
  5. johnmc1 macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2011
    North Carolina
    No virtual CD burner to choose

    I'm having the opposite problem. I installed TuneClone, and the virtual CD burner is on the desktop, but it doesn't show up in the drop down menu. In fact, there is no drop down. . . only the built in drive is an option. Any ideas? Thanks.
  6. furi0usbee macrumors 68000


    Jul 11, 2008
    How to remove TuneClone from iTunes burn options

    Each time TuneClone launches, it will ask you to create a virtual drive. When you close the app, the virtual drive should quit as well. Restart your computer. Then in iTunes, create a playlist and choose the TuneClone as the burner. It should be in italics... once you choose TuneClone, then burn. itunes will say insert disc. After a few seconds, click the "x" at the top where it says insert disc. Then go back and burn again, this time the TuneClone drive will be gone.
  7. stoicfellow macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2012
    TuneCloner problems continue

    Unfortunately my Tunecloner problems still continue although I have tried the trouble shooting recommended in these blogs. I have tried deleting all the Tunecloner software from my IMac and rebooted my computer several times. When I try to burn a new CD in Itunes, the CDWriter TuneCLone appears in the dropdown menu of the burn settings and it then comes up with a message "Could not find your preferred disc burner. OK to use PIONEER DVD-RW DVRTS09 (ATA) instead?" Can anyone offer me some help please?? I want to be able to use my CD burner again. Many thanks.

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