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CD/DVD disappearing in Mac when running Parallels Desktop

  • Parallels Desktop 3 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop 2.x for Mac
  • Parallels Workstation 4.x Extreme
  • Parallels Workstation 2.x


To get the CD back to the OS X side when Parallels Desktop is running, you can either, select "CD/DVD-ROM" and choose "Disconnect" option from the "Devices" menu on the toolbar or right-click (Ctrl+click) the CD icon at the bottom-right corner of Parallels window and click "Disconnect". You can switch CD back to the VM by repeating the steps above and selecting "Connect".

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