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My current Windows build does not have a dvd drive and I'm trying to figure out how to just share my MacBook Pro's DVD drive with my Windows computer. I've already enabled DVD sharing in System Preferences>Sharing, and both computers are on the same network. The Windows computer sees the Mac and I can access files, but for some reason the drive doesn't show up even when I try to map it.

Does what I'm even trying to do make sense, I mean I know it's possible to use a Windows computers DVD drive or another Macs DVD drive with a Mac, but I'm trying to set it up in the reverse way.
    
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If I am not mistaken, what you are doing is not possible.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5287?viewlocale=en_US

Give that a go, however, I doubt it will work at all.
 
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Use a USB dongle, key, whatever, use your pc to make an image of the dick to be burned like an .iso. I think macs have issues with .iso though so you'll probably have to find some common software across the 2 platforms.

Totally misread that. doh.gif
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MacBook Pro, Huh?
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post #5 of 5
I would look into what Xeb said. That is going to be your best way of getting the optical drive to be shared. Make note of what it does not do though.
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