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How Do I Remove Remote Disc On MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2012 with a dvd/cd drive. I have “remote disc” showing up in Finder. I’ve tried to “Get Info,” and it shows “Locked” in grey letters. How do you unlock this and how do you remove this? Also, can someone who had physical access to your MacBook Pro create a script and hide the capabilities where they can remotely view my hard drive and computer……as in leaving a backdoor open? As I understand, this feature is for those MacBook Pro’s that did not come with a DvD/CD drive, so why on earth would I have this feature?

Comments: 2 Responses to “How Do I Remove Remote Disc On MacBook Pro?”

    2 years ago

    The Remote Disc in the sidebar is a special item listed there that lets you connect to discs over your network. It isn’t something you get rid of or remove. It is just access to a feature. If you have no need for it, then you don’t need to use it. See Use the CD or DVD drive from another computer with your Mac for more information.

    You can hide it by going to Finder, Preferences, Sidebar. Then turn off CDs, DVDs and iPods. But this will also get rid of your internal DVD/CD drive from the sidebar. Not sure if you care about that as there are other ways to access it anyway. These sidebar items are just shortcuts, really.

    While this feature is handy for those that don’t have am optical drive (all recent Macs) it can also be used by older Macs.

    As for your other question, someone with physical access can do anything they want if they have the know-how.

    Sydney Langhelt
    2 years ago

    Thanks for the question and reply.
    I too,have a MBP 2012.
    This feature had left me puzzled.
    Now I know and can relax, and possibly enjoy it!

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