Eject in menubar not showing External?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Kardashian, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Kardashian macrumors 68020

    Kardashian

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    #1
    I've added the Eject button to my menubar, but its only showing my Superdrive, not my external.

    Is this correct or can I get my external HD to show up too?
     
  2. RED™ macrumors regular

    RED™

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    How did you add an eject button on the menubar? :)
     
  3. pwn247 macrumors 6502

    pwn247

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    The eject button in the menubar is only designed to eject the CD/DVD drive, and not internal or external drives. It has never been there to indicate the ability to eject a HDD, only your optical drive. ;) So simple answer: Your Mac is doing what it's supposed to do. Only CD/DVD drives appear in the menu bar.

    Your external hard drive should appear on the desktop. To eject it, drag it down to the dock, and your trash can should transform into an eject icon.
     
  4. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

    Kardashian

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    Oh, right :eek:

    I thought I read somewhere that is also ejects external drives.

    Do you know of an application that works in the same way, letting me eject from the menubar?
     
  5. pwn247 macrumors 6502

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    Can't say I do, but I would love to know about it if there is one out there. :)
     

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