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Since Apple released the new Airport Utility with the simplified UI, there doesn't seem to be an option to "Disconnect All Users" to kick all users off a hard drive to safely remove it when connected to an Airport Extreme. See the screenshot for this button in the previous version of Airport Utility.

Screenshot depicting this in the previous version

How should I do this in the new version?

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

Consensus is that Apple simply forgot it - or didn't make the UI clear!

Deselecting "Enable file sharing" looks to have replaced it. At the very least that will disconnect users before you pull the plug.

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Only thing is that it reboots the whole Airport, disabling everything for a couple minutes, whereas the Disconnect All Users button didn't reboot the Airport. –  penguinrob Mar 23 '12 at 21:43
    
I agree it's not an improvement... –  Adam Eberbach Mar 23 '12 at 21:44
    
I only ever had one disk connected at a time, but did the previous version just disconnect all users from the disk that was selected in the list? It'll work for now though. Not that there's much of a choice :-) –  penguinrob Mar 23 '12 at 21:46
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