3506 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 25, 2010 4:34 AM by Fortuny
I believe several users run into this issue when they have external USB or Firewire devices connected to their Macs. Many times, you may have closed all running applications and processes that were tied to or with the device, but sometimes Finder is still has running processes tied with the device, so it may be a good idea to kill all the current Finder processes and then try ejecting the device once again.
Otherwise, a work around for force ejecting your USB or Firewire devices can be found in this article.
Hello and thanks to: planb77; WZZZ; and Fortuny. (Sorry Fortuny but after marking helpful on planb77 and WZZZ, your post no longer gave me that option, it changed to only give me the option to click solved. Go figure.
planb77 - not sure how I would “kill all the current Finder processess” but the link you provided sure spoke directly to the issue and, though I have not tried the Terminal force eject as yet (next time I get stuck I will) I was pleased to read that it is an issue and Apple is hopefully addressing it.
WZZZ - that was helpful, knowing now that mdworker is associated with Spotlight. I have discovered Spotlight to be the culprit behind a few mysterious pauses, halts, humms and what seemed like meditative moments. I’ve since learned to set aside down time to dedicate Spotlight toward the indexing of a given drive, rather than try to work while it is working..
Fortuny - (Stefan) I am reading the comments by the reviewers and the developer. This thing sounds scary and fantastic. I’m going to try it out. Thanks for the tip.
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