uable to eject usb

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Tech198, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Is there a way to "force" eject a usb drive... when the user knows its not in use..

    The only reason, is if you copy files with the same name to an external storage, then delete them locally in the trash (secure delete), while their deleting you cannot eject the external drive, even though it's not physically in use no is it even deleting from there...

    Any know why this is the case ? Obviously, file names being the same or something, but there there any way around this in the short term ? or must I just wait to deleting to finish, despite not being done on the the drive i'm trying to eject. It's not an application, since i only see "cannot eject volume because its in use" and the only option is cancel.
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    The most likely explanation is that you have open files on your USB drive.

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