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How to eject my external drive when my Mac refuses because of Spotlight?

I have plugged an external disk to my Mac. Now, I want to eject it. But my Mac stubbornly refuses and says that an application may be using the disk. I have not launched any app neither opened any ...
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Turn on MacBook with eject key or via USB

I had a problem with my MacBook Pro keyboard (mid 2010), and the power button stops working. Now, to turn on my MacBook I have to short the power pads. In the new MacBooks with no optical drive, the ...
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infinite eject buttons appearing in menu bar

My menu bar automatically fills in all empty space with eject buttons. How can I remedy this problem? Is it a sign of a bug?
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Will ejected internal HDD really stay ejected until I mount it again?

I want to get 2TB HDD in addition to 512GB SDD I have. I want to be able to "turn off" that drive so that it stays off even after sleep cycles and everything... I'm worried because now when I have an ...
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Macbook pro ejects every CD/DVD just after a few seconds

This problem happened suddenly on my MacBook pro: when I insert a CD/DVD, it tries to read it for a few seconds (the motor of the DVD drive is working) and then it stops, and ejects the DVD. I have ...
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Reconnect an external HDD after proper ejection [duplicate]

After I "properly eject" an external HDD or USB stick, can I "reconnect" it without physically unplugging it?
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Mavericks Finder Sidebar Bug?

I think I noticed this in progress indicator getting misplaced from next to my Time Machine when I ejected a USB stick, but is that some sort of oddly placed AirDrop indicator? (the arrows are ...
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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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External HDD unmounting unexpectedly

An externally-powered WD My Book Essential, 3TB, which I use for Time Machine and other file storage, recently began "ejecting itself" from my iMac. In an attempt to repair the disk from Disk Utility, ...
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Shortcut to eject all external hard drives but not MobileBackups

So far I've been using the following AppleScript to eject all external drives at once conveniently using a shortcut: tell application "Finder" eject (every disk) end tell This script is is ...
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Eject disk and get error message “Disk not ejected properly” when unplugging disk

I have an external USB Western Digital disk I use for Time Machine backups. I eject the disk, the disk icon disappears. I wait a few minutes, then unplug the disk. I end up with a "The disk was not ...
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Macbook keeps ejecting OSX install disks

I have this 15 inch Macbook Pro (Mid 2007) with OSX Tiger 10.4.11. I am trying to upgrade OSX to Snow Leopard (10.6) but all CDs and DVDs keep getting ejected without my doing anything. How can I ...
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Is it necessary to eject external drives before logging out, restarting, or shutting down?

Is it necessary or recommended practice to eject external drives before logging out, restarting, or shutting down? (The drives are not being unplugged.) BTW, I am aware that I need to eject my ...
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Eject key no longer working

The Eject key on my iMac (OSX Lion) is no longer working. It was working fine until a few days back, and I remember sleeping my display using the Ctrl+Shift+Eject shortcut, when I first found out ...
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How to fix this disk has 2 partions popup on external HD

I've been recently getting this message when I try to eject my external HD, I only use it for Time Machine backups. How do I stop this message form appearing?
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Is it possible to trigger a script when drive is ejected from the Finder?

I'd like to run a script (removing non-OSX .* files) on a USB drive whenever that drive is ejected - is there a way to trigger a script automatically when a drive is ejected from the Finder? To ...
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Replacing shortcuts that use the eject key on MacBook Air lacking such a physical key?

I'm getting used to working on a MacBook Air this week and find myself wondering if I can systematically change the default system shortcuts to use the power button as a direct substitution for the ...
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What angle do I insert iPad SIM eject tool into new iPad to get the tray out?

I've found lots of videos on how to eject the SIM card holder from an iPad 2, but the location is different on the New iPad, and no matter whether to put the pin in parallel to the screen surface, or ...
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Ejecting USB-Partitions on boot - works but not entirely

I have an USB drive with four partitions. SuperDuper uses these partitions to back up my mac. Since SuperDuper is scheduled, I have the USB drive constantly connected. But quite frankly the noise of ...
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How do I safely eject or unplug an iPad, iPhone, or iPod when iTunes is not running?

When I connect one of my many iOS devices to a computer for synchronization purposes, I have iTunes running. In the iTunes left-hand area, I see an eject button to the right of the device's name. I ...
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How can I remove the “Eject” icon from the menubar?

How can i remove the "Eject" icon from the menubar? It's an icon that starts on login. It ejects all mounted disks (dmg/usb/etc...).
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I can never eject a flash drive on the first try. Why?

It may be that it is being indexed as a dot appears in spotlight. However, it doesn't matter how long the flash drive has been plugged in, nor the size of it, it will always fail to eject on the first ...
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iMac - can't eject CD, metal part blocking CD slot, how to fix this?

I have a 20" iMac (white, Core Duo 2.0 Ghz, one of the first Intel iMacs). Lately I've had a problem where the iMac won't eject a CD. It attempts to eject it, makes all the eject-related noises, but ...
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Cannot eject from Finder (Lion)

I cannot eject anything from Finder, either by clicking the eject icon in the sidebar, or by dragging the icon to the trash (it does turn into an eject icon though). I'm using Disk Utility to get ...
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Ejecting CD from Mac after fresh install?

I just installed Lion on a Mac Mini, and I can't get the CD to eject. Currently, the computer boots up to the "Welcome" screen for new installs, where the Country/Region is selected. I want to leave ...
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Is there a similarly fast alternative to Crtl + Shift + Eject for new Macbook that lack eject keys?

The new MacBook Air and Pro without optical drives lack an Eject key. I use Ctrl + Shift + Eject a lot to put my display to sleep at the simple press of three keys. Without the Eject key being there ...
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How to get out a stuck cd out of my mac mini (not the actual model the one from 2010? (slot-in drive)

I tried everything on this page: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=mac/10.4/en/mh1750.html except Open Firmware (Intel macs doesn't support this). Then I tried using the terminal but this ...
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How do I eject Windows install DVD when running Windows under Boot Camp?

I have installed Windows 7 on my Mac via Boot Camp. Now I don't know how to eject the Windows 7 install DVD from within Windows. The system is booting into Windows.
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Is there a Terminal command that will force open the DVD tray?

Is there a command I can enter in Terminal that will force eject a CD or DVD? One that will always work, equivalent to a "Force Quit" for an app? I have an intermittent problem getting the DVD in my ...
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Disable File System Cache for USB Devices?

Possible Duplicate: Disable “the disk was not ejected properly” message When I have a USB Device like a SD Card, USB Drive or external hard drive, I always need to unmount it, ...
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Disable “not ejected properly” warning (as only charging and not writing data) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable “the disk was not ejected properly” message Per this blog post (not my blog post) how would you go about disabling the warning popup given that I ...
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How do I disable this message: “the disk was not ejected properly”?

Is there any way to disable the "the disk was not ejected properly" message? I use a KVM and need to switch between two systems and have a memory stick that is in the KVM. The problem is that it's ...
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CD doesn't eject

I have a problem with ejecting a CD. It happened twice in the past few days, CD drive disappears from the list of devices in a Finder and I can't eject a CD that sits inside my laptop. I tried Disk ...