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Virtual Drive: CD's on the hard drive

 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:55 pm    Post subject: Virtual Drive: CD's on the hard drive Reply with quote

Is there a program which will allow one to copy a CD on to the hard drive, and then "play" or "run" it as if it were in the drive?
I am interested in copying games and databases to the hard drive, so that I don't have to carry the physical disks with me.

Such a program exists in the PC world, and makes carrying large databases (or, in my case, many dictionaries) easy--they are all on the hard drive, and they run as if they were in the CD drive.

thanks for your help!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make an image from Disk Utility...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Disk Utility and Toast will both do what you're looking for Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never used toast. I HAVE used disk utility. However disc coping and stuff is hard in D/utility, and for that I use SimplyBurns (FREE!!!)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course, using Disk Utility or whatever may work, but it sounds like there may be copyright issues with what you're proposing to do. If the original media are encrypted or "protected" in some way, these disk image approaches may not work, too.

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