Shortcut To Eject and Close CD/DVD Drive

Ejection of CD or DVD some times becomes tiring action as you need to physically press the button on the CD/DVD writer or reader to open the tray and then to close the tray also in some of the CD/DVD writer or reader.

Today, We will tell you how can you create shortcuts to eject and close the CD/DVD Tray and we will also share some FREE utilities which do the eject and close the CD/DVD Tray any time.   

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By Default Windows vista allows you to easily eject the CD/DVD Drive by right clicking the CD/DVD drive and select Eject in the context menu. But there is no Close Tray option to close the CD/DVD tray. But you add the option to close the tray using CloseTray.

In order to add the option Close Tray in the right click context menu follow the procedure given below.

1. Download closetray.zip and extract it.

2. Double-click closetray.reg to add it to registry.

closetray

Note: It may require restart for the settings to come into effect 

If you want to create desktop shortcut to eject or close CD/DVD drive tray then there are hell lot of ways to do that.

Lets discuss all of them one by one and some other utilities for the same purpose.

There are two FREE utility which lets you create desktop shortcuts to Eject or Close CD/DVD tray. Two Programs which lets you perform some basic tasks in windows are NirCmd and Wizmo you can download NirCmd from here and download Wizmo from here

Download one of the above application mentioned above and create the following shortcuts for Closing and Ejecting of CD/DVD drive.

Follow the procedure below to create desktop shortcuts for Eject and Close the CD/DVD Tray.

1. Right Click on the empty desktop area and Select New >> Shortcut

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2. You will now be prompted to type the location in the target box

With NirCmd, you will need to append the following text to the end of the path.

CD/DVD Tray Close Shortcut type the following path in target box

“C:\Program Files\NirCmd\nircmd.exe” cdrom close

CD/DVD Tray Open Shortcut type the following path in target box

“C:\Program Files\NirCmd\nircmd.exe” cdrom open D:

With Wizmo, you will need to append the following text to the end of the path

CD/DVD Tray Close Shortcut type the following path in target box

“C:\Program Files\Wizmo\wizmo.exe” close

CD/DVD Tray Open Shortcut type the following path in target box

“C:\Program Files\Wizmo\wizmo.exe” open=D:

3. Click Next and then Finish.

There are lot more other utilities which lets you eject the CD/DVD tray more easily like EjectCD which is a small command utility you can download and create a desktop shortcut.

Create a Eject Shortcut With EjectCD

1. Download EjectCD.exe from here

2. Right click on EjectCD.exe and select Send To >> Desktop (Create Shortcut)

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3. That’s now you have a desktop shortcut to eject the CD/DVD drive.

There are lot more other free softwares to eject the CD/DVD tray which you can google out if above program does not fit your needs or you may want just more than shortcuts to eject and close CD/DVD tray.

Comments

  1. says

    That’s a cool option. Good for lazzy ppl like me who prefer to press mouse button than CD/DVD ROM’s button.

    I was thinking why did it take so long for such utility to come.
    or why it doesn’t come with OS, but then i figured out it’s a analytically correct
    to not have such option.

  2. Udayan says

    Hi ABHISHEK—-
    ————————–download closetray.zip—— hyperlink is dead

  3. AskFranz says

    I would like to know if you know of another way of adding this context menu WITHOUT having to download anything from the internet.

    If you didn’t know, you can Close the CDDVD drive tray by opening Computer Management > Removable Storage > Libraries > ( right-click) on Media Device > Eject.

    Where Media Device is your CD or DVD Drive

    This will Eject the Media Device Tray. Right-click again on the Media Device and Eject is now replaced with Inject (Closes the Tray).

    By clicking Inject, the Media Inject Wizard is launched in a new window. Click Next and Next again. The Media Device Tray will then close!

    Obviously this involves a lot of key strokes, but it does demonstrate that with the correct and known commands/registry entries this can be turned into a right-click context menu for Inject.

    Do you know how I can get this to work?

  4. Sudeep Rai says

    obviously it is good job, u really did awesome, I download it, But would be more better if its possible without downloading it.
    @>~;~’

  5. Sudeep Rai says

    obviously it is good job, u really did awesome, I download it, But would be more better if its possible without downloading it. Thank U so much Abhi
    @>~;~’

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