Remove "Disk Not Ejected Properly" Alert In Yosemite

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  1. KGBguy macrumors newbie

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    Comrades,
    I have this standardized alert in Max OS X after pulling my flash drive.

    Does anyone know how to disable this Mac OS X alert from appearing?

    Thank you folks.

    PS There is an option to turn off all System Alerts (I do not want to do that)

    PPS Please note that I am not asking anyones opinion on how dangerous it is, if I should or should not do it and etc... I am only asking if someone knows how to disable this alert. If you don't know the answer please do not respond.
    PLEASE do not respond if you do not know the answer to my question. Please keep your unsolicited advise to yourself.
     
  2. davidinva macrumors 6502a

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    I right click on a flash drive icon to eject it without getting the warning. I do get that warning sometimes (not often) when my Macbook goes to sleep with my external drives connected.
     
  3. KGBguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you David, but I know how to "safely" remove the drive. That is not what I was asking. I want to disable the alert itself, regardless of how the drive is ejected.
     
  4. kolax macrumors G3

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    I press CMD+H on my current application so I can see the desktop (or via a hot corner), then click the drive icon and press CMD+E. It's quick and easy.

    You've said already that you know how dangerous it is, but you can really screw up your data. I don't see any reason why you'd want to disable the popup because you are clearly not doing it properly regularly. These warnings are exactly for people like you.

    We'll get to hot swappable soon, but for now, do as your told ;)
     
  5. KGBguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dear Kilamite,
    Thank you for telling me on how you eject your external drive, I really didn't ask about it. I am not sure how is it relevant that you don't see any reason why I would want to disable the pop up, it is really should not concern you. Furthermore, how in the world do you know what kind of person I am, by simply me asking how to disable an unwanted pop up, come on buddy.... :D

    Please note, I am not insulting you, but I am being straight forward and objective. You gave me suggestions that have nothing to do with my question.

    Do you really think that I MUST explain to you why I get this message and what is happening on my machine in order to get an answer? And if so, then how does it change the answer to my question, keep in mind that I am not asking for a reason for the message, but for a way to disable it.

    Regards,
    comrade!
     
  6. plagued macrumors newbie

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    Hi Commrade,

    I feel your pain. I run an iMac and a Mini and a while ago I too started getting loads of problems with external drives disconnecting and the error message you’ve mentioned in your post. As I have several drives connected the only solution I found to work was to route them all through Anker USB hubs. It seemed that the drives I use don’t play nicely with the later Mac OSs so rather than change my drives I put them through a hub. The ones I use work perfectly with my Macs and I never get any error messages now. I know this was not exactly what you were looking for but I can’t help with advice on disableing the error message. I also accept that adding a hub may not suit your personal requirements but I thought I’d let you know my work around in case it is of interest.

    Hope you manage to sort your problem in the end.
     
  7. ricede macrumors regular

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    The whole point of this forum is to give helpful advise.
    If you pull your hard drives WITHOUT ejecting them first, you are going to get pain, because at some point the drive(s) will fail. Mac OS has been designed with an eject button for all Ext HD's/Memory sticks etc, for a reason. The reason is that they are NOT Hot - swappable & you will eventually screw your drives if you don't eject them first.

    This might not be the answer you are looking for, but it is the truth. Sorry if you don't want to hear that.
    Someone else might need to know this & might be reading this forum. This advise might be helpful to them, even if it isn't to you.

    Turning off System alerts will NOT stop you getting those messages.
     
  8. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    [[ I have this standardized alert in Max OS X after pulling my flash drive.
    Does anyone know how to disable this Mac OS X alert from appearing? ]]


    That warning is there for a reason -- the OS is alerting the user that the device (in this case, a flashdrive, but it could be an external hard drive, SDHC card, etc.) was not removed from the desktop before actually disconnecting it from the Mac.

    I could be wrong, but I don't believe there is any way to remove this warning without perhaps going deep into the innards of the OS.

    The warning is simply there, and will continue to be displayed, when a device is physically removed before the user "logically" removes it from the desktop.

    Seems like other posters above are telling you the same thing.
    Better get used to it.
     
  9. dyt1983 macrumors 65816

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    That's not 100% true, and the OP knew some people wouldn't understand this... like you don't. Just because he didn't want to explain his reasons doesn't mean everyone needs to jump in on things they just don't understand or don't have the ability to think through. But I guess that's the nature of people and those are the people that use forums.

    (Just as one possible example... you ever look at a full size SD card? Did you notice that write protect switch? Did you know that if you set it to "read only", there's no possible way you're going to damage the file system on the drive? Or have you ever head of "Disk Arbitrator" that mounts disks in read-only mode? And so on.)
     
  10. dyt1983 macrumors 65816

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    Oh yeah, yes, I know that a write-protected SD card doesn't give the error. But, I'm not saying I understand the OP's reasons either.
     
  11. KGBguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am fascinated how people love to give their blind, one sided advise, not knowing what is actually going on.

    Even after being asked to keep it to themselves they still have to spit it out. WOW It amazes me.

    I have been using Mac for over a decade and you think I am not aware that this message will come up, after removing the drive. Did you consider a possibility of me having something else going on that triggers that message, or maybe I do want just to pull my drive out without seeing the message?! Ether way I can do whatever I want with my drive and it DOES NOT mean that I cannot see if there is a way to get rid of that alert.

    Also for some "especially gifted" ones there is a way to disable alerts within the system that will turn off all system alerts.

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    Thank you for your only one useful advise here. I was thinking about this option, did not know if it would affect it or not. It might work for me, especially when I plug my scanner into its USB port, and my mac may not see going to sleep, so it will stop bugging me with that annoying message. But it also may not work ;)
     
  12. simonsi, Feb 20, 2015
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    simonsi macrumors 601

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    Actually I think you got the advise you deserved.

    This is a public forum, not a product support desk that you have paid for. IMHO you should be willing to "pay" for the help you receive by being as open as possible, otherwise you are asking others to potentially waste their time.

    It is irresponsible to leave a thread <just> telling any subsequent reader how to turn off those warnings without outlining the usual risk of doing so. If this post is all an inexperienced user reads in 2yrs time, that could lead to them losing data.

    If you could delete and remove this post from the internet once you had your answer maybe, but you can't.

    If you had a good, genuine reason for not disclosing why you were getting the message but couldn't disclose why then the thread could have coped with that, phrased the responses around it and it would perhaps have added to the sum of useful information here.

    LOL - this was because of a scanner going to sleep??? Can't for the life of me see why you didn't share that, there may be users with knowledge of how to deal exactly with that scenario.

    Imagine going into a crowded room of strangers and shouting your original post, mostly you would have been treated as rude and ignored, then you would have got some similar responses and there would have been an argument (Wild West bar scene comes to mind), and someone would have been thrown out of the room....just sayin.
     
  13. KGBguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dude,
    I don't really care for what you or others think. It is irrelevant to me.

    I asked a very basic question, where the answer is no or yes and this is how.

    But I now see it is too much to ask of. LOL once again. So pathetic.
     
  14. simonsi macrumors 601

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    You should. You expect others to provide answers to your questions.
     
  15. KGBguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why? How is someones opinion of me has anything to do with a knowledge of some Mac OS tricks?

    You said I got the advise I deserve, I got unsolicited advise out of some inability to understand of what is being asked (aka stupidity). There was only one person that actually addressed my issue.

    Anyways, there is no point to talk about this. Like I said originally if you do not know the answer to the actual question please do not respond, but even that was too much to ask.
     
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    [MOD NOTE]
    This thread is off the rails - closing.
     
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