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The volume can't be ejected because it's currently in use

After working with an external USB backup disk I want to cleanly unmount the drive. When pressing the 'eject' button Finder warns me with the message: "The volume can't be ejected because it's ...
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How can I tell which volume the operating system is on?

I'll admit that I am kind of rolling multiple questions in to one here so please forgive me and try not to knock me for it. I am new to Mac but I'm trying to port one of my Java applications to OS X. ...
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Are there any advanced options for a removable volume?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.8. And I'm curious to see if there are any advanced options for ejectable volumes. Such as hiding a partition, password protecting, and so forth. Now, I'm not asking for ...
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Fast user switching: how to prevent volumes from being unmounted?

I have a volume mounted. If I switch to another user, this volume gets dismounted. The problem is that I want this volume to be available for every user (but putting it in their login items is not the ...
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How to auto-create mount points in /Volume with sshfs

I believe the title says it all, but anyways: I would like to recreate the OSX behaviour of auto-creating mount points in /Volumes with sshfs mounting remote folders and auto-deleting these mount ...
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Is there a way to mount a disk directly to a specific folder?

Using Mac OS X 10.4 I made a script a while ago for my linux box in order to take archived data off of 300 floppies that automated the process. I would make an image of the floppy and copy the files ...
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Unique volname for DMGs

We have a build process that is now doing the common layout for distributed DMGs. This is done in a way that I've seen in many places -- the DMG is attached, then Finder does its job via osascript. ...
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Disk Utility: choose disk or volume?

When using disk utility to verify/repair permissions (or verify/repair the disk itself), I've never been clear whether I should perform operations on the disk ("WDC WD1200BEVE-00WZT0" in my case) or ...
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What is the Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) volume encryption standard?

I have found countless blogs and tutorials how to encrypt an external drive using Mac's extended journaled encrypted format, but I couldn't find anybody stating the standard behind it. I know that ...
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Why does Finder see volumes which are not under /Volumes?

If I navigate as high as possible in Finder (under 10.10.2, but this did not appear only recently), I see this window, with many volumes which are long unmounted, ejected and erased. But if I tried ...
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How can I wipe an encrypted volume when the password is forgotten?

I have encrypted disk volume that is in the way and the passphrase is gone. How can I erase the contents and reuse the disk space?
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What documentation exists to explain TheVolumeSettingsFolder on OS X?

Searching Google for the following I only found uninformed crap. What is this? looris@Palace-of-the-Nine-Moons:/tmp $ tree /TheVolumeSettingsFolder/ /TheVolumeSettingsFolder/ └── HFSExtentTables ...
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Why can't I search files and folders on my external NTFS drive on Mountain Lion?

I have tried to re-index my external drive by removing it from Spotlight's privacy settings and putting it back there. I tried with mdutil in the terminal and I've got the following log: bb:~ bb$ ...
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My New Internal HD is mounted as /Volumes/hdd

I replaced my optical disk with an SSD for startup and Mountain Lion and upgraded my HDD to a larger one. I also moved my home folder to the new disk. But one thing is still bugging me. My mid-2010 ...
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Disk Utility Disk Verification

I ran the "Verify Disk" tool in disk utility on my main disk called Macintosh HD, and it came up with this log: Verifying volume “Macintosh HD” Checking storage systemChecking volume. disk0s2: Scan ...
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Mount folder as a volume (OSX)

Is it possible to (auto) 'mount' folders as Volumes? I have a large DAS Volume, 'Data', that contains all my data. To make paths shorter and more future proof, I'd like to have Volumes like ...
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Where can I find the log of all mounted volumes?

To be more specific, I mean the file that keeps a history of every disk image/volume ever mounted. I know it exists because I found it once, but it was a long time ago and I have no idea how to find ...
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Booted to Windows how do I enable access to a Mac CoreStorage volume?

I've installed Windows 8.1 with the Boot Camp Assistant on a solid state drive with a CoreStorage volume. Booted to Windows I can't see the files on my Mac volume anymore. I'm confused since this is ...
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Is enabling rw in /etc/fstab for an NTFS volume risky?

I've followed this tutorial: http://computers.tutsplus.com/tutorials/quick-tip-how-to-write-to-ntfs-drives-in-os-x-mavericks--cms-21434 I'm not familiar with Mac OS X's NTFS support, having used ...
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Why do shared network drives, mounted on my mac, have icons vary depending on how I mount them?

I have a single drive that is shared via the usb on my airport extreme. Works great. That single drive actually has two partitions. I use them for different reasons. (movies and stuff on one, ...
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Keep TrueCrypt volume mounted on ML after FUS

Does anybody know how can I prevent a TrueCrypt volume from dismounting after "fast user switching" on Mountain Lion?
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How to keep /Volumes symbolic links from getting auto-deleted?

I moved my /Users directory to a separate disk/partition (to get it off my SSD boot disk) as per this post. However, some things (like double-clicks of .html files to be viewed in a an Opera browser) ...
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Boot drive (SSD) going read-only randomly

I've got a mid-2010 MBP running OS X 10.8.4. I've got a Sandisk SSD as my boot drive in my Super Bay and a 1.5TB hard disk in my HD bay. (I realize I could get better SSD performance if I swapped ...
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How can I make volumes that I mount be opened in the current Finder tab instead of in a brand new window?

For example, if I mount a downloaded disk image, it opens in a new Finder window, with the toolbar missing (and therefore with the status bar at the top instead of at the bottom and with the tab bar ...
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Unable to change volume size on WD My Passport Wireless

I have been trying to partion my WD My Passport External harddrive that has already got data on it. All of the guides I see on the internet tell you to resize the current volume to do so. I don't have ...
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Volume encryption takes *hours*, is it possible to fix it?

I'm encrypting an empty volume. Internet articles say that is must be almost instant — but it's not the case. It's probably doing a kind of wipe (securely erasing free space), but if I really don't ...
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disk appears in Finder's favorites left bar

Anyone can help me to solve this issue: "Vault" volume randomly appears in the favorites bar! If i remove it using contextual menu action "Remove from left bar" it appears again after some time! ...
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Preventing access to mounted volumes for non-admin users

I have some volumes with sensitive data mounted in my main, admin account. I'd like to give some other users access to the same computer using a "standard" user account. Such a standard account seems ...
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Erase partition without recreating one?

I've got an external USB hdd that I wish to use entirely as a TrueCrypt volume. There was one pre-formatted partition, so I'm trying to erase that with Disk Utility. But no matter what I do or try, ...