Macintosh, Eject a Disc

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There are many methods to eject CD or DVD media from a Macintosh computer running OS X.

  • Control-click or right-click the media and select Eject from the menu.
  • Open a Finder window and click the Eject arrow next to the media.
  • Press the eject button on the keyboard, if present.
  • Hold down the primary mouse button while booting.
  • Select the media, then go to File, and select Eject.
  • Select the media, then type Command+E.
  • Drag the media icon to the trash.


  • Enter the following command in the Terminal utility,
 drutil tray eject