How do you enable "DVD or CD Sharing" remote discs on a Mac with a built-in optical drive? I don't mean offering discs (which is done via the System Preferences GUI), I mean, discovering them.


Okay, found this answer here.

In Terminal, type the following commands:

defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser EnableODiskBrowsing -bool true
defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser ODSSupported -bool true

..then reboot.

  • Logging out and back in worked for me FWIW. – Chealion Sep 15 '09 at 2:05
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    If 'you' 'found' a solution that worked, please mark it as accepted. – Josh Hunt Sep 15 '09 at 2:25
  • Cheers, Josh. i will do so, but SU forces you to wait 48 hrs before you can mark your own answer as "accepted" – username Sep 16 '09 at 6:14

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