Ejecting External HD

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by MacLDN, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. MacLDN macrumors member

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    Every time I attempt to eject my external hard drive I get ‘The volume cannot be ejected because it is currently in use’ there is nothing on the drive so no other resource is using it. I reformatted the drive and it seems to now eject fine, just found it a bit strange that I have to reformat it.
     
  2. gyorpb macrumors member

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    There is a flaw in your logic.

    .tsooJ
     
  3. MacLDN thread starter macrumors member

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    I see what you mean in by to mount it as a drive it is using resources but not to stop it ejecting.
     
  4. gyorpb macrumors member

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    The drive itself and the file system on it are resources. They can be in use, even if there are no files on the disk.

    Just because the disk is "empty", doesn't mean it can't be in use.
     

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