Need help ejecting external drive.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by grifforama, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. grifforama macrumors newbie

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    May 25, 2010
    #1
    OK, so here's my problem.

    I have an external 500GB hard drive.
    I recently started having problems with it and used Diskwarrior to fix the volume.
    I now have an issue whereby I mount the drive, and I cannot unmount it.
    I cannot use disk utility, and I cannot now use Diskwarrior again.

    What's even more strange is that in the finder, it says there are 0 items, but that there is 164GB left. This would indicate that all my files (my music :mad:) are still on there, but for some reason my MB isn't seeing things correctly.

    I've tried the lsof command, and I can't see anything using the Volume.
    I also cannot cd into the Volume from the Terminal either.

    I just really really don't know what to do next. I'm in danger of losing 10 years of music.

    Please help.

    Griff
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #2
    Why not?
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Location:
    USA
    #3
    Do you have trouble unmounting every time, or is this the first?
    Have you just pulled the plug and retried?
    What format is the drive?
    What brand is the drive?
     

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