reading .pdf or Word files on MacBook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mikethor, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. mikethor macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2010
    I recently purchased two books on CD that contain Word.doc and .pdf files. When I load the disks into my MacBook optical drive, the computer just ejects them without any message or code. I have both Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Word installed on my computer. What can I do?
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I don't think this has anything to do with the .pdf or .doc files
    Sounds more like an issue with the optical drive

    Have you tried another disc to see if will accept it?
    Perhaps a music CD or a movie DVD?
  3. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

    Jul 14, 2004
    Depending on how the files are arranged on the disc, it might also be worth it to try inserting the disc in another computer and dragging the files off to a flash drive. This method will likely only work if the disc just has the files sitting there on the CD (it's impossible to tell if there might be DRM or some other type of copy protection).
  4. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    Like another poster said, it does not sound like an issue with the file formats, but with the SuperDrive. Can you try another disc or try to use the disc in another computer?

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