Ejecting flashdrives, compact flash cards

Discussion in 'macOS' started by framer, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. framer macrumors newbie

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    Hi:
    I have a Sandisk card reader; when I try to eject/unmount a compact flash card, I always get amn error message that says it's in use, and that I should close apps. There are never any apps open! The same happens when I want to revove a flashdrive/thumbdrive.

    Is this common; is it fixable?
     
  2. p.luik macrumors regular

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    On the desktop, right click and eject, or drag an icon to the trash which will turn into an eject icon, or click on the eject icon from the finder window.
     
  3. framer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's what I do - but I get the message that it's in use!
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have any Finder windows open showing the contents of the card? If you do those will prevent ejecting.
     
  5. framer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sad to say, the answer is no. I use CS3 for photo editing, and I make sute both it and Bridge are closed; heck, I even close my email app!
     
  6. chocodup macrumors member

    chocodup

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    Perhaps Spotlight is trying to index your card...
    Watch its activity .
     

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