CD Tray Pal - CD-ROM Utility for Windows
Freeware for Windows

Current version: 1.0.56 -      (zip file, 180 KB)       

Important Installation Notes:
  • Windows Protected message: Some users receive a "Windows Protected your PC" SmartScreen error. If you receive this error message, click on More Info -> Run Anyway to allow the program to install. (We're working on removing this issue for good)
  • Antivirus Scan/Analysis: When starting the setup, sometimes your antivirus might starts "analyzing" the program. Simply be patient and let it do that. The scan might take up to one minute. ( Disregard any error messages during the analysis.) Once it has been completed your antivirus will restart the install automatically for you. Restart the setup if needed.
  • VB Runtime (rare): This product requires the VB6 Runtime. On most Windows Systems (XP and above), it is already installed so there's nothing to do. However, if you receive any error messages when launching the program after install, please download and install the runtime from Microsoft (1MB). Reboot if asked.

Product Information:

Emsa CD Tray Pal is a handy utility that acts as a CD-ROM Drive control menu. It runs in the system tray and makes opening/closing CD door easier than ever, even on multiple CD-ROM drives.


- Autorun at system startup
- Runs as system tray icon
- Capable of handling multipe CD-ROM Drives
- OpenCD, CloseCD, GetCD, OpenAll, CloseAll functions
- Handy systray right-click menu
- Provides CD media informaion: Volume name, Size, Serial Number
- Configurable GetCD time interval
- Capable of showing either a single systray icon, or one icon per drive
- Action on system shutdown: Close All / Open All CD doors
- Assignable, system wide Hotkeys per each drive and function
- Tray icon(s) changing color based on whether valid media is inside the drive etc.

To assign a hotkey, first select the CD-ROM drive you want to edit from the left hand list on the Hotkeys tab. Then, click on the textbox on the right accordingly with the function you want to assign the hotkey to. Press a keyboard combination that you intend to use as hotkey (for example CTRL + ALT +F5 ). You can do the same for all three hotkeys assigned to the currently selected disk. Once you are satisfied, press the Save Hotkeys button to save them.


No Installation is required. Simply unzip the files, and run the main executable. Please read the included text files before actually running the executable.

System requirements

Any usual Windows machine with a couple mbytes of disk space will do. 800x600 min screen resolution.

CD Tray Pal: CD-ROM Utility for Windows: Freeware for Windows
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