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Mounting Disks

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.

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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.

Or

  1. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to open the CD or DVD disc tray or eject the CD or DVD caddy.
  2. Place the CD or DVD disc in the tray or caddy, label side up.
  3. 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).

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