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

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

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

    How to Add "Eject/Close CD/DVD Tray" to the Context Menu in Windows
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    How to Add "Eject/Close CD/DVD Tray" to the Context Menu in Windows

       Information
    This tutorial will show you how to add Eject/Close CD/DVD Tray to the folder background, drive, and desktop context menu, and file/folder context menu in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

    When used by a user, it will toggle the default CD/DVD drive's tray to eject (open) or close.

       Note
    You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to add this to the desktop context menu, but all users on the computer will be able to use it after it has been added.

    If you need this to work for a specific CD/DVD drive letter instead, then please post and let me know. I'll be happy to modify the .bat and .reg files below for the drive letter you wanted instead. :)


    EXAMPLE: "Eject/Close CD/DVD Tray" added to Desktop Context Menu
    Eject and Close CD/DVD Tray - Add to Desktop Context Menu-example.jpg




    Here's How:
    1. Do either step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Add "Eject/Close CD/DVD Tray" to Context Menu
    A) Download the 32-bit or 64-bit version of NirCmd that is the same as your 32-bit or 64-bit Windows at the bottom of the website below, and save the ZIP file to your desktop.
    B) Open the downloaded ZIP file, and extract (drag and drop) the nircmd.exe file to your desktop, and unblock the file.

    C) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and save the .bat to your desktop.
    Eject-Close_CD-DVD.bat


    Download

    D) Unblock the .bat file.

    E) Move both the unblocked nircmd.exe file and unblocked Eject-Close_CD-DVD.bat file into your C:\Windows\System32 folder, and approve (Continue-Yes).
    NOTE: The bat file must be named this exactly. Rename if needed.

    F) Click on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and save the .reg file to your desktop.
    Add_Eject-Close_CD-DVD_Tray_to_Context_Menu.reg


    Download

    G) Double click/tap on the REG file to merge it, then click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK when prompted to approve the merge.
    3. To Remove "Eject/Close CD/DVD Tray" from Context Menu
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Remove_Eject-Close_CD-DVD_Tray_from_Context_Menu.reg


    Download

    B) In Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\Windows\System32, and delete the nircmd.exe and Eject-Close_CD-DVD.bat files.
    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 25
    Win7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #1

    Love It


    Getting to the "Open/Close" tray button is an awkward manoeuvre in my set up, but dropping in the disc is easy enough, so this is great, thanks for the work.
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 70,736
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    You're welcome dohouch, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 23
    Win 7 Home Prem 64
       #3

    Brink...you've helped me before, so I had faith to try this. This is about the 4th "close tray" app I've tried, none work, incl this one. Using Win7/64 Home Prem, 2 LG CD/DVD reader/burners.

    Everything seemed to go smoothly. D/L Nircmd-64.zip, came with 3 files, I pulled out nircmd.exe. Put it and .bat (both unlocked) in Sys32. Ran the REG file, did a restart.

    But nothing added to context menu. Zip! I'm beginning to suspect the LGs, that's the only common thread to the all these "close tray" apps that don't work.

    Any ideas?
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 70,736
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hello Chris,

    The REG file is what adds Eject/Close CD/DVD Tray to the context menu of the desktop. When you right click on the desktop and click on Eject/Close CD/DVD Tray, it runs the BAT file that has a command that runs using the nircmd.exe file.

    What happens when you merge the REG file? Are you getting prompted to click on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7), Yes, and OK after merging it? You might also see if right clicking on the REG file and clicking on Merge will work to see if there may be a issue with your reg file associations.
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 23
    Win 7 Home Prem 64
       #5

    Brink......whoops, my bad. The entry is on the DESKTOP context menu, not the drive's context menu! So it works.

    I have two CD/DVD trays. The entry appears to be controlling my D: drive correctly. Drive E: is apparently not being controlled at all, but I can live with that. Thnx.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 70,736
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Ok. That's great news then. Yeah, it will only open/close the default CD/DVD drive.
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 96
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #7

    can u make it so that the context menu shows

    close tray directly underneath eject

    It makes it easier to find eject and close since they are close to one another
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 70,736
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Hello madmax,

    The context menu item in this tutorial is basically just a toggle switch to open/close the default CD/DVD drive.
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 96
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #9

    Brink said:
    Hello madmax,

    The context menu item in this tutorial is basically just a toggle switch to open/close the default CD/DVD drive.
    Can you post an image of how the context menu should look like in the windows 7
      My Computer


 
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