A couple of basic questions

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  1. elgrecomac macrumors 65816

    elgrecomac

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    #1
    1. When sitting at my desk I have 3 external drives attached to my MBP. Is there a fast, reliable way to eject all three drives in one easy step vs. ejecting each one? BTW, I tried to use animator but it did not work reliably.

    2. Occasionally I accidentally "eject" an external drive. Is there a way to 'reconnect' with this drive without having to unplug the firewire cable and physically re-connecting it to the MBP for the OS to recognize it?

    thanks all.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Not sure about #1, but #2 is easy. Launch Disk Utility, click on the drive and click "Mount"

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  3. elgrecomac thread starter macrumors 65816

    elgrecomac

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    Thanks, GG for answering Question #2

    One down, one to go.

    ;)
     
  4. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Is it possible to select all three and drag them to the trash/eject icon from the Desktop or Finder?
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    This is what I do -- I just drag highlight all of them (so it's only two mouse clicks anyway) and then drag them to the trash.

    I think there's a DB widget that ejects all removable media:

    http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Dashboard-Widgets/Webcams/Miscellaneous/Eject-All-Volumes.shtml

    And I would guess there might be a program you could put in your dock that would do the same.
     
  6. elgrecomac thread starter macrumors 65816

    elgrecomac

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    Thank you, everyone.

    As always, board members come to the rescue. thank you one and all.

    :apple:
     

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