You mount a disk by inserting it in the disk drive so it appears in the top level computer window ( Figure 49 ). When a disk is mounted, your computer "sees" it and can access the information it contains.
Figure 49 Here's a desktop with an internal hard disk, CD-ROM disc, floppy disk, and network volume mounted.
To mount a CD or DVD disc
Insert the CD or DVD disc into the CD or DVD slot.
- Follow the manufacturer's instructions to open the CD or DVD disc tray or eject the CD or DVD caddy.
- Place the CD or DVD disc in the tray or caddy, label side up.
- Gently push the tray or caddy into the drive. After a moment, the disc icon appears in the top-level computer window. Figure 49 shows a mounted CD-ROM (FileMaker Pro 7).
To mount a Zip disk
Insert the disk in the Zip drive, label side up, metal side in. After a moment, the disk icon appears in the top-level computer window.
To mount a floppy disk
Insert the disk in the floppy disk drive, label side up, metal side in. The disk's icon appears in the top-level computer window. Figure 49 shows a mounted floppy disk (Untitled).