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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 know I'm ...
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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 to eject a DVD without logging in my Mac?

I can not log in my Mac and I want to eject CD/DVD.
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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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How to fix 'half-ejected' state of non-connected drive

I have a backup drive that I have setup to not automount (via editing /etc/fstab) I use Superduper to mount the drive, backup overnight and then unmount on exit This morning I opened my laptop to go ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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How can I have dmg files automatically unmount when I trash them?

A while ago, I used to have some kind of App or service that would automatically unmount a dmg file whenever I put the dmg file into the trash. This was really convenient, but I've since reinstalled ...
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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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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 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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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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Is there a way to safely eject a USB hard drive from the lock screen?

Often I come to my mac sitting on my desk in the morning and need to simply unplug it and put it in a bag. While maybe not strictly necessary to properly eject the attached USB drive, it sure would be ...
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Eject button in Finder does not work

Every now and then (it seems to me especially after TM backups, but that is about the only reason I plug them in), I am unable to eject and external hard drive by clicking the eject button in Finder (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...