How to Open-Eject-Close CD-DVD Tray Easily using your Mouse

By | March 16, 2009

I blogged about this topic as once one of my friend Rahul had a problem wherein the eject/close button of his CD/DVD drive stopped working so he had no option rather to push the cd tray every time to close it and for opening  it , he used the eject option available on right click menu in Windows XP and Vista .

Eject CD DVD Tray

But , to close his CD/DVD tray he still had to use the physical push method, but you guys do not have to worry about same just download the following utility double click on the closetray.reg file , it will automatically add the close tray option to your right click menu of your DVD drive

You  also need to download
nircmd.exe
from
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html
and put into windows directory, for the above registry hack to work .

Download – closetray.zip

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Also you can try this Freeware software that does the same , but it opens in a separate window and you don’t get that ease of right click menu.

Download – HotKey CD/DVD Open/Close

8 thoughts on “How to Open-Eject-Close CD-DVD Tray Easily using your Mouse

  1. Vivek

    @kfabbasi , Thanks buddy I forgot to write about nircmd, it’s an excellent utility tool will write more tech tricks using nircmd soon .

  2. unRheal

    Thanks for the useful article, registry entries, and pointer to NirSoft’s utility! 🙂

    and.. Ya, Nirsoft at http://nirsoft.net/ has some definitely useful and cool other stuff as well. He’s been around almost forever, and totally trustworthy, IMHO. (some of the utils he writes will trigger some virus scanners, but it’s all false positives, and pretty much only the password related utils) Some even come with source, for anyone into developing stuff like that to learn from.

  3. Joseph

    This orked great in Windows 7, I wanted it for closing the Dvd tray. I can’t wait to play around and see what else it can do. Thank you for reminding me about this program!!!!

  4. Joseph

    LMFAO!!! OOps< I meant "This Worked great" pleas correct 🙂

  5. My

    “You also need to download
    nircmd.exe
    from
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html
    and put into windows directory, for the above registry hack to work .
    Download – closetray.zip”

    Can you please show us how to put this into the windows directory for us newbies!

    Thanks

    My

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