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    External drive not getting ejected in Mac

    I use super duper application to backup my files in my Mac and now I have closed the super duper application and tried ejecting the external drive but still it just says busy. What should I do for this? Why I am not to able to eject the drive now?

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    Re: External drive not getting ejected in Mac

    Make sure that the super duper application is quit properly in your Mac by checking it in the background process if it is not running then follow the below points,

    -> Make sure that the Spotlight is not indexing the external drive. To check that go into the System Preference - Spotlight - Turn off the indexing except for boot default drive.

    -> Change the name of the clone drive to something else as Mac might get confused with the same names on it.

    -> If that didn't help then try to do a force unmount from the terminal by following the steps given below,

    STEP 1: Open the Terminal from your Mac.

    STEP 2: Type in diskutil list -> Press Enter.

    STEP 3: Now check the identifier for the external drive.

    STEP 4: Type in the command as diskutil unmountDisk force <identifier> -> Press Enter.

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    Cool Re: External drive not getting ejected in Mac

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    Use the terminal command to force eject.

    :: First close all windows.

    :: Then move to the system preference menu in to Mac-book.

    :: Once the system preference menu is open then you have to select the “terminal command ” option.

    :: Once the terminal command window.

    :: Then you have to write the title that is “diskutil list”.

    :: Then press the “enter” from the keyboard.

    :: Now you can select the external drive.

    :: And then write one more command that is diskutil unmounted force<disk>.

    :: Then press to enter.

    :: This will force eject the drive Ok.

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    Re: External drive not getting ejected in Mac

    Hello Dear Friend ...


    First of all check whether there is an Hard drive in it Or not

    Then you follow the process

    To eject them ...you need to send it to the trash

    You first of select the Hard drive

    ANd then right click it

    Then click on Eject

    Or else ... Drag the icon in to the Trash

    Then wait for few second to complete the process


    ALL THE GOOD LUCK

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    Re: External drive not getting ejected in Mac

    To eject the external harddisk

    select the “terminal command ” option, terminal command window open.

    Then you have to write the title that is “diskutil list”. press enter Now we can select the external drive.
    then write one more command that is diskutil unmounted force disk then press to enter.it will be eject the drive OK.

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