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Windows 7: Eject and Close CD/DVD Tray - Add to Desktop Context Menu

12 Jan 2016   #50
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Chuck,

Correct, it'll be in the context menu of all drives as well, but it will still only eject/close your default CD/DVD drive.


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27 Mar 2017   #51
TedPacheco

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Brink,

I only have praise and gratitude for all the help I've got from your forum through the years, thanks especially to your step-by-step procedures on certain subjects. After reading this one regarding how to add Eject/Close to the context menu of one's CD-DVD drive, I gave it a try by carefully following your instructions, but it didn't work. I noticed that it was written for win 7 & Win 8.0, but I presumed or took for granted that it should also work for Win 10 Pro, which is the OS I am running.

Since you mention somewhere in your instructions if, for any reason the drive letter of the CD-DVD tray of one's computer, is different than the default one, you might be able to change it in the .reg & .bat files so that the tweak could work on that specific drive. That's exactly what I am doing; asking for you help in order to make it work for my BD-DVD ROM with the Drive letter (H.

Thanks in advance for your help if it's not too much of an inconvenience for you.
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27 Mar 2017   #52
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ted,

Here's a version for the "H:" drive.

Eject-Close_H_CD-DVD.zip


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27 Mar 2017   #53
TedPacheco

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Ted,

Here's a version for the "H:" drive.

Attachment 397652

A great many thanks for your help, Brink. I am going to try it and let you know whether or not it has worked.!
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27 Mar 2017   #54
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. I hope it will for you.
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27 Mar 2017   #55
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I've been using a free little program called Door Control. It's customizable to work from an icon in the notification tray or from a key stoke combination you define. You can right click on the icon to choose between multiple drives. I'm guessing if you wanted separate icons or keystroke combinations for multiple drives, you could install multiple instances of it in differently named folders.

Another route would be to click on the Windows icon (press the Windows key), click on Computer, then right click on the optical drive you wish to open. From that menu, you can click on Eject to open the tray or Close to (duh) close the tray.
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27 Mar 2017   #56
TedPacheco

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're most welcome. I hope it will for you.
Isn't it amazing the way Windows can baffle us all?. Guess what, my optical drive was with the drive letter (H:\) yesterday; today, after reading your answer and saw your .zip link as requested and for which I was so happy, I went to apply the procedure again, but the drive letter for my optical drive has changed overnight to letter (F:\). I said to myself "No big deal". So I went to disk management and changed the name and path back to (H:\). I then applied the same procedure using your .zip extract; unfortunately, to my big surprise, it didn't work again.

I remember very well, the first time I applied the procedure, i,e. before even asking for your help, I did see the "Eject/Close CD/DVD tray" in the right-click context menu of my optical drive, except for the fact that it was not working. This time around, I don't even see any change.

The procedure is so simple to follow that I am pretty sure that I didn't do anything amiss or totally kerflooey. I even retried a third time after restoring my PC from a system image backup taken before yesterday.

I am a bit disappointed and I am thinking of living things just the way they are.
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27 Mar 2017   #57
TedPacheco

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I've been using a free little program called Door Control. It's customizable to work from an icon in the notification tray or from a key stoke combination you define. You can right click on the icon to choose between multiple drives. I'm guessing if you wanted separate icons or keystroke combinations for multiple drives, you could install multiple instances of it in differently named folders.

Another route would be to click on the Windows icon (press the Windows key), click on Computer, then right click on the optical drive you wish to open. From that menu, you can click on Eject to open the tray or Close to (duh) close the tray.
Hi Lady Fitzgerald,

Thanks for your suggestion. I am going to give it a try. I have just downloaded doorcontrol.zip file. Once I figure out how it works, I 'll let you know.
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27 Mar 2017   #58
TedPacheco

Windows 7
 
 

Hi again Lady fitzgerald,

I am getting back to you sooner than expected. I just tried your suggestion about "doorcontrol" and that little program, as you put it, is working like a charm. Thank you so, so much. Now I am a happy man.
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27 Mar 2017   #59
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TedPacheco View Post
Hi again Lady fitzgerald,

I am getting back to you sooner than expected. I just tried your suggestion about "doorcontrol" and that little program, as you put it, is working like a charm. Thank you so, so much. Now I am a happy man.
I'm glad it worked for you! I'll send you a bill at the end of the month.
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