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Open/Close CD v1.20  FREE!

This program will open or close the CD-ROM drive then launch a specified program. For example, you can setup this program so that every time you launch Notepad.exe your CD-ROM drive would open as well. For a better example, just think of a program you use all of the time that requires a CD. Now think how convienent it would be if when you launched that program, it opened your CD-ROM for you? That is what Open/Close CD was created for, a perfect utility.

Open/Close CD supports multiple CD drive letters via the command line. Just add the drive letter (ex. d) on the command line to specifiy the cd-rom to send the command to. Click here to download Open/Close CD v1.20 .

Command line options for Open/Close CD:

OPEN_CD.EXE {open or close} {cd-rom drive letter} {path to program to execute}

For Example:

This would open the CD-ROM drive D:\ and then open Notepad.


This would open Windows default CD-ROM and then open the Calculator.

If you want to specify a drive letter (for multiple CD-ROM's)
just add the drive letter:

C:\STUFF\OPEN_CD.EXE open e c:\windows\notepad.exe

(this would open the CD-ROM drive E:\ then launch notepad)

If you want to troubleshoot the "Target", copy the contents and
then paste it into your Start-Run box.

Not sure what a command line is or how to use it? See our Support FAQ

How to close Open/Close CD:

It will close by itself when it has completed opening or closing the CD-ROM.

To run Open/Close CD you are required to have:
Open/Close CD will only work successfully on these specific Windows operating systems:
Windows 7  Windows 2008  Windows Vista  Windows XP  Windows 2003  Windows 2000  Windows NT  Windows ME  Windows 98  Windows 95