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Create Shortcut to Eject the CD/DVD Drive in Windows 7

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Windows-7

CD/DVD drives are now considered as an essential part of a computer system. Without any CD/DVD drive a user can be considered as handicapped as he is not able to read from external sources or cannot even save important data. In desktops and  laptop PCs a CD/DVD ROM/Writer is always present and users are required to press its Eject button to pull its tray out so that they can insert the media into it. Whenever any optical media is to be inserted into drive the eject button which is available at the drive itself is to be pressed in order to bring out the tray. Another way of bringing the tray out of the drive is to right click on the icon of the drive available in Computer in Windows Explorer and click on Eject option. However both of these processes may sometimes tedious for the users and may also be time taking. In order to eliminate this problem and administrators can create a shortcut icon on the desktop screen that could allow users to eject the tray out of the drive just by double-clicking on. As a Windows 7 administrator if you want to do is you are required to follow the steps given below:

  1. Logon to Windows 7 computer with administrator account.

  2. Download and install Nircmd.

  3. Right click anywhere on the rest of it from the context menu go to New.

  4. From the available submenu click on Shortcut and follow the instructions given on the screen.

  5. When asked for the location specify the full DOS path of the application followed by cdrom opencommand followed by the drive letter assigned to the drive.

  6. Specify the name of the shortcut as desired and finally finish the wizard to complete the process.