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Troubleshooting: 90 seconds to eject external Time Machine drive?

I have a 5TB USB-C drive attached to my 16" MacBook Pro running Big Sur 11.2.3. I use this drive exclusively for Time Machine. When ejecting the drive, it takes anywhere from 90 - 120 seconds ...
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How to safely eject a volume when the icon has disappeared?

I was using an external hard drive and the icon has disappeared (the program used to mount the volume hung so I stopped the process with diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk3) - so now I do not know how to ...
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Time Machine fails to eject disk (sparesebundle) on Time Capsule, then cannot mount on different Mac

Have MacA and MacB running TM and backing up to the same Time Capsule. TC has the internal drive and two attached USB drives - same problem occurs on all of them. Both Macs are latest version - 10.15....
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Is there a menu bar tool which will let me eject external drives easily?

I usually have a lot of external drives connected to my MacBook, such as flash drives, hard drives, and SD cards. It so happens that I need to eject them quite often. The usual way I eject these is ...
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External hard drive not recognised on Mac - Problem when using diskutil command on Terminal to eject it

I have an external Seagate hard drive that is recognised and works on Windows computers but not on my MacBook Air which I am currently using. I have looked at a lot of tutorials regarding this, and 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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Eject on menu bar shows “No Drives” even though an external drive is connected

I have an external drive connected to my mac and I'm able to eject it from the finder window or the desktop like usual. Finder: Desktop: But, I would like to be able to eject it from a menu bar icon....
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How to eject all drives from the command-line

I want to eject all hard drives with a command on the Terminal instead of going to the Finder and pressing eject on each drive. How can I do it?
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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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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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Open CD/DVD tray when connected via remote-desktop and no eject key?

I am connected to my headless (and keyboard less) Mac, which has a cd / dvd drive, via Remote Desktop. If there is no disk in the drive, it doesn’t show up in Finder. How can I open the CD/DVD TRAY ...
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Why has the notification “Disk not ejected properly” changed in Mojave?

Whenever my iMac wakes from sleep I find 'hundreds' of "Disk not ejected properly" notifications.This has only started since an upgrade to Mojave. Is there an obscure setting that I can change to ...
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External drive won't eject cleanly

I have several external drives, all of which work fine, but recently purchased and backed up to a new drive (Samsung T5) which always fails to eject cleanly. Whenever I try to eject it, I'm asked: “...
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My WD external drive unmounted itself and now does not work

I have a strange problem. Working on an OS 10.9.5 MacBook laptop. Last night, I was exporting a 20-something GB Aperture library from my WD 2TB drive to another hard drive. I left, and when I came ...
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How can I disable the eject key on my mac keyboard?

I have a Das Keyboard for Mac that includes an eject key just to the right of the backspace key and to the left of the home key. I never need to use it, and it accidentally press it constantly which ...
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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 can I automatically eject volumes I no longer use?

I have a volume (saved as an encrypted sparsebundle) that I use from time to time. For security reasons it should be ejected when not in use. Of course I should do it myself, and usually I remember. ...
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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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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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How do I dismiss many multiples of the “Disk Not Ejected Properly” notification in macOS?

Today I'm dealing with the following problem: Is there some way I can get rid of these without spending my entire day clicking, short of Homer's Drinking Bird? Note: This is not a duplicate of ...
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Internal DVD drive not working

I have a Macbook Pro 15 inch, mid 2010 with High Sierra installed (10.13.6) Recently I tried to put a DVD into the internal DVD drive, but nothing showed up. It made some weird sounds as if it was ...
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How can I mount a removable device as un-ejectable [duplicate]

I have a Micro-SD card which I keep permanently inserted in my MacBook Pro using a nifty Mini-drive. I doubt it should matter, but this is a 13" early 2011 MacBookPro, running High Sierra (hardware ...
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Unable to eject disk images or drives in High Sierra

I am running a MacBook Pro Early 2015 13" on High Sierra 10.13.5, and keep getting the "X disk cannot be ejected because one or more programs might be using it" message, when apparently there is no ...
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Why is AppleScript not ejecting my volume?

I have a hard drive in my mac with multiple partitions, and I want to eject some of them with AppleScript. Simple: tell application "Finder" eject disk "Photos" end tell Except it does not work....
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Does high sierra eject external USB drives upon logoff?

I have both a USB hub that has a flash USB and an external USB drive. A family member often pulls it out without ejecting, and I'm trying to ease the effects of that. I put an AppleScript on the ...
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diskutil eject fails when screensaver is active

Have a bunch of DVD drives connected via USB. Have written some bash scripting to interact with these drives and eject the discs when done. Running MacOS 10.10 (Yosemite)....yes I know, need to get ...
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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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Finder displays Refresh and X symbols instead of Eject for external storage device?

Typically, Finder displays the Eject symbol next to an external storage device, and an inverted version during mouseover, like this: but today, Finder displayed a Refresh symbol, and an X during ...
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Stop iTerm2 from using disk (disk cannot be ejected) [closed]

How can stop iTerm2 from using the mounted disk I cd'd into? Sometimes, even when i cd out, it's still blocking the disk. I have to ⌘-Q the entire program which is very irritating. It's just idling ...
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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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mds uses disk even though Spotlight indexing is disabled for the disk

I have an external hard drive. I often eject it. I noticed that around 80% of the time I need to force eject the hard drive instead of manually ejecting it. I ran this command to see what was using my ...
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Why is my wired keyboard's Eject key no longer working after OS upgrade?

Though it sounds like a duplicate of this question, it isn't; the difference is that my eject key works when I connect it to another Mac, so the hardware is good. The situation is that I have a ...
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Remove eject button from finder

I accidentally ejected an external drive in the finder, is there an option to hide or remove/disable eject button from finder?
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How to remove/eject non-existing External devices from Disk Utility? [duplicate]

For some reason Disk Utility (16.0) didn't eject my HDDs correctly and show the list of ghosts external drives as per below image: despite I've no any external hard drives connected. Ejecting them ...
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How do I recover from Disk Utility hang without system restart?

I have external CDROM connected to MBP and I wanted to read one data CD. The media was in bad shape (scratched) so macOS could not read anything. I wanted to eject the disk and try another media, just ...
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How can i remap the eject key so i can use the the sleep shortcut on a Microsoft keyboard

My new microsoft keyboard doesn't have an eject button which makes it impossible to put my computer to sleep using the usual shortcut. Is there any way to remap the eject key to an existing key so i ...
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Eject (not unmount) USB devices via terminal (SSH), and redetect a USB device after ejecting

Other than right click the device and select eject (this is not unmount, because it completely delete the device in diskutil), and then replug the device, is there a way to do this via terminal? For ...
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Eject / unmount ghost external disk on macOS

I use MacBook Air Mid 2013 (1.3 GHz Intel Core i5, 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, Intel HD Graphics 5000 1536 MB, 128GB flash storage) running macOS Sierra 10.12 $ sw_vers ProductName: Mac OS X ProductVersion:...
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“Disk Not Ejected Properly” after MBP went to sleep [duplicate]

I have an external HDD connected to my MBP (2016 model). Everytime the machine goes to sleep I get the "Disk Not Ejected Properly" message, which I find annoying. There doesn't seem to be a real ...
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Disk Not Ejected Properly on an external hard drive I no longer own

Just wondering if anyone knows what I can do to stop this message popping up (for a specific drive, if possible)? I had an external hard drive that, because I was throwing it away, I didn't concern ...
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CD won't mount or eject, Disk Utility hangs

Every few days, my system gets into a state where a CD won't mount or eject. When I run Disk Utility, it hangs at "Loading disks". I used diskutil to see that the CD is /dev/disk4. The CD currently ...
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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 ...
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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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Safari opens on drive dismount

For some reason, sometimes when I dismount/eject a physical drive, Safari launches in the background. This behavior has occurred even in safe mode, in a guest account, with nothing else running. I've ...
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Imac turn off the screen: where is the eject button to use in the shortcut?

I have a small wireless keyboard. Where can I find the eject button to turn screen off??
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Rewrite 'eject remove' command

I used the commands: defaults write com.apple.finder ProhibitEject true and sudo defaults write com.apple.finder ProhibitEject true (as stated on this page - Remove eject button from finder) The ...
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External hard drive does not eject

Since I encrypted my external hard drive it does not stop running after I press eject. It disappears from the sidebar in Finder but it does not stop running. I have removed it and connected it again ...
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problems with computer itself due to improper disconnection of disk?

I know if a disk is not ejected properly, that can cause corruption or data loss on that disk. But can it cause problems with the Mac as well, such as with the file directory? And if it did cause ...
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How to eject ipod in itunes 12.1

There doesn't appear to be an eject button on the new 12.1 menu screen. Is this correct, or have I missed it?
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Itunes Thumb Drive Eject

How do I properly "eject" a thumb drive? I just uploaded about 26 hours of shows off of 12 thumb drives onto iTunes. Went to FILE, add to library, then when done loading, go to CONTROLS and hit eject, ...