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Wont Eject, contains files in use

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sugary1232 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 1, 2008 6:20 PM
I can not eject my ipod because it keeps saying " The iPod "Sue " cannot be ejected because it contains files that are in use by another application." Yet i am not using any other application. I have tried everything yet it keeps saying that. Please Help!
Hp, Windows XP
  • Dragongfli19 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 5, 2008 2:27 PM (in response to sugary1232)
    ugh, mine has the same problem!!!!! first it started flashing orange, yellow, orange, yellow after I tried to synch it to my new computer, then I tried to reset it and now it just keeps flasing orange and says that it cannot be ejected because it contains files that are in use by another application. I am about two seconds from chucking it at the wall, can someone please help?
    pc
  • AddieLynn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 23, 2008 12:22 PM (in response to sugary1232)
    Mine is doing this now too! Is there a way to fix it?? My shuffle wont' work since i can't disconnect it properly!
    Windows Vista
  • thompwe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 3, 2009 8:33 PM (in response to AddieLynn)
    I've got same problem, any suggestions? Were you guys able to solve this problem?
    Windows Vista
  • Karen Wicker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 4, 2009 12:28 PM (in response to sugary1232)
    HELP!! I'm having the same problem!! My Ipod cannot be ejected because it contains files that are in use by another application. It was working fine till now.....what's going on??? What happens if I disconnect my USB Port from the computer anyway?? Desperate! It's 3am and I don't know what to do!! HELP!
    Shuffle 2nd Gen
  • 0Ari0 Level 5 Level 5 (4,995 points)
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    Mar 4, 2009 1:14 PM (in response to Karen Wicker)
    Karen Wicker wrote:
    HELP!! I'm having the same problem!! My Ipod cannot be ejected because it contains files that are in use by another application. It was working fine till now.....what's going on??? What happens if I disconnect my USB Port from the computer anyway?? Desperate! It's 3am and I don't know what to do!! HELP!


    Not much... you may lose use of that USB port until a reboot. What system is your
    computer running, and which version of iTunes are you using? What changes have
    you made to your system lately?
    Ibook/iMac/QS/eMac/PB iPodPhoto, Nano, Shuffle v1(1.1.5)&2(1.0.4) iTunes8.0(35), Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,395 points)
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    Mar 4, 2009 3:28 PM (in response to sugary1232)
    Check any anti-virus apps you have and turn them off from scanning the iPod.
    iMac G5 (Rev B) ALS - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), silver mini, blue mini, silver shuffle
  • flowergirl29 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 28, 2009 10:16 PM (in response to sugary1232)
    I'm having the same problem...has anybody figued it out? My troubles seemed to have started after downloading 8.1...anybody!
    hp, Windows Vista
  • davido723 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 31, 2009 5:06 PM (in response to sugary1232)
    I had the same issue. I moved the shuffle from the keyboard usb. I also noticed that Time Machine was running as well. Once it stopped I was able to eject the ipod.
    i Mac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • EL MICKO Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 5, 2009 5:56 PM (in response to sugary1232)
    this is very easy to fix,

    go into the summary tab of your ipod, then un tick "enable Disk Use"
    Mac Book (white), Mac OS X (10.5.6), macbook 120GB, iPod nano 4gen 8GB, Shuffle 1GB, iPhone 16GB
  • EL MICKO Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 6, 2009 2:44 PM (in response to sugary1232)
    If you are using mac, close all finder windows
    If pc, close all "windows explorer" windows
    Turn off disk use...
    Mac Book (white), Mac OS X (10.5.6), macbook 120GB, iPod nano 4gen 8GB, Shuffle 1GB, iPhone 16GB
  • EL MICKO Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 6, 2009 2:45 PM (in response to sugary1232)
    If you are using mac, close all finder windows
    If pc, close all "windows explorer" windows
    Turn off disk use...
    Mac Book (white), Mac OS X (10.5.6), macbook 120GB, iPod nano 4gen 8GB, Shuffle 1GB, iPhone 16GB
  • oldblueday Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 3, 2009 9:34 AM (in response to EL MICKO)
    I've been having the same problem. I had the logic board replaced in my iMac and then had to redo a lot of things (get Time Machine recognized, my iPhoto library on an external drive) and so I figured this was part of that problem.

    I have "Disk Usage" NOT enabled. It still won't let me eject the iPod. Plus the screen stays on as long as it's connected. Used to be that it would go dark after a while.

    This happens on both of my iPods (nano new gen, iPod Classic 160 GB).

    Thanks,

    Rahul
    iMac (Intel), Mac OS X (10.5.2)

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