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elite953

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Mar 4, 2019
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Hello everyone. I am new to this macrumors forum. i would like to address one common issue in mac os mojave.
Sometimes i find it impossible to eject external hard drive from my macbook running mac os mojave, currently i have 3tb WD external hard drive. I have to restart mac os to resolve this issue most of the times. could anyone help me out since pulling external hard drives without ejecting would permanently damage spinning hard drives.
 

chscag

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Feb 17, 2008
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It's possible that reading and writing (drive access) is still going on by some process. If you're sure nothing is going on with the drive (check your activity monitor), the drive itself could be having a problem. I have had drives do the same thing and they eventually failed.
 

elite953

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Mar 4, 2019
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Pakistan
Maybe you running an app from that hard drive!


well even i close all apps, but still i am unable to eject it :(
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It's possible that reading and writing (drive access) is still going on by some process. If you're sure nothing is going on with the drive (check your activity monitor), the drive itself could be having a problem. I have had drives do the same thing and they eventually failed.

it only happens at mac mojave. no issue at windows 10 :p
 

MacGizmo

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Go into Activity Monitor and look for QuickLookUIService and Quit it. For some reason, the Finder sometimes doesn't release this service from memory when disconnecting from servers or ejecting external drives. See if that helps.
 

elite953

macrumors regular
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Mar 4, 2019
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Pakistan
Go into Activity Monitor and look for QuickLookUIService and Quit it. For some reason, the Finder sometimes doesn't release this service from memory when disconnecting from servers or ejecting external drives. See if that helps.


Ok . I will give it a try and give my feedback
 

elite953

macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 4, 2019
134
29
Pakistan
Go into Activity Monitor and look for QuickLookUIService and Quit it. For some reason, the Finder sometimes doesn't release this service from memory when disconnecting from servers or ejecting external drives. See if that helps.

no luck, i tried it but still no luck :(
 
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