Which process handles external drive management?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rerelease, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. rerelease macrumors regular

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    I have an external hard drive, but it seems to be either corrupt or malfunctioning in some other way. When I plug it in it works fine for a while, but soon after I get a "Disk was not properly ejected" error.

    If I try to unplug and plug the disk in again, Finder won't recognise it until I've rebooted my computer.

    I can't be bothered rebooting all the time, so is there a process I could kill instead that would relaunch itself and start off "fresh"?
     
  2. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    You could try relaunching the Finder. Either:

    Hold the Option key, click and hold on the Dock icon and choose "Relaunch"


    or


    Apple Menu>Force Quit... , choose Finder and click Relaunch.


    Obiovusly none if this will fix your misbehaving disk itself, but I assume you know that and are trying Disk Utility, Disk Warrior etc. :)
     
  3. rerelease thread starter macrumors regular

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    'killall Finder' was the first thing I tried, I'm afraid. But thanks for the input.

    I've looked into the problem some more and concluded that it's probably a hardware problem. Not with the disk itself, but the enclosure I'm using for it.

    Somehow I got the disk reformatted and repartitioned to a single HFS+ partition (which previously crashed Disk Utility), so I guess this issue is not really that important anymore. I'll see if it remains trouble free or not.
     

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