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Annoying: Disk not ejected properly. Fix?
Is there a way to disable the 'disk not ejected properly' warning popup, whenever an external hard drive is removed without ejecting first? I'm on For example if I have mounted a read-only drive, I don't want to hear from an overprotective operating system complaining about something it shouldn't. I am knowledgeable enough to judge the risk or the lack thereof case by case.
Posted on Jul 1, PM. Page content loaded. Jul 1, PM in response to rothbart In response to rothbart. Jul 1, PM. Jul 3, AM in response to rothbart In response to rothbart. Permanent hardware damage is certainly a possibility.
Jul 3, AM. Can I please check when you say "one can only say 'no'", does that mean "No, it isn't possible at all for reasons" or "No, you shouldn't do it"? I don't think the details of what I'm doing is relevant, although to re-iterate. I don't care what the default on all Mac OSs is, I'm only after a way to change this default behaviour. A clear example where this is unnecessary and annoying is if an external drive is mounted read-only.
Again, this is irrelevant, I am not claiming that we should all unplug our external hard drives without ejecting, nor am I asking for the default behaviour to be changed. All I am after is a way to disable this message. Communities Contact Support. Sign in Sign in Sign in corporate.
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I have a few devices that connect to my mac via USB. Some like to eject and reconnect themselves at random times, so I wind up getting a massive amounts of these 'Not Ejected' messages piling up simply by having the device plugged in. This doesn't happen all the time, but when it does it gets very frustrating needing to continuously close the popups.
This is NOT a thread about hardware issues, or a thread asking how fix the device. The problem has been thoroughly researched on a hardware end, so don't post 'answers' to that. The thread is asking how to stop or suppress the popup that occurs when a device disconnects, regardless of reason, but in particular pertaining to my situation. SGilbert Registered. It sounds like you are not unplugging the USB after it is ejected. Please do so.The Mac issues a warning when an attached disk, drive, or volume has not been ejected properly, this is to insure against data loss on the drive in question, and it is good advice to follow.
Of course the next obvious question for so many newcomers to the Mac platform is how on earth to properly and safely eject a drive to prevent this error and any potential problems. Note: this applies to all connected writeable drives, including external hard drives, USB thumb drives, backup disks, etc. Perhaps the easiest way to safely eject a connected disk is through an OS X Finder windows sidebar. Wait a minute or two and the disk will finish ejecting. You can also eject disks safely by selecting it within the Finder, and then going through the Finder menu:.
Additionally, there are standard ejection methods that use keyboard shortcuts, dragging the drive icons into the Trash, or even the old-fashioned eject key that persists on Apple Wireless keyboards and the few remaining Macs with SuperDrives. Yes, this is a fairly basic task, but it has become increasingly confusing for many users who are new to the Mac platform.
Interestingly, prior versions of Mac OS X actually did tell you exactly how to properly eject a disk in the alert dialog box that popped up when a disk was not safely removed:. Enjoy this tip? Subscribe to the OSXDaily newsletter to get more of our great Apple tips, tricks, and important news delivered to your inbox!
Enter your email address below:. I solved this problem after many attempts by restarting my computer. After that I was able to simply eject my USB device. Of course it is, how else do I press the eject button? This may be a silly question, but… I know if a disk is improperly disconnected, that can cause corruption on that disk. But can it cause problems with the computer as well, such as with the file directory? And if it did cause problems with the computer, would those be limited to how it relates to the disk in question?
If you want the elderly and older individuals to use your products, Apple needs to make them simpler and have more courses and more help. Plus, they need to turn off the imbecilic music in their stores and have a closed space for people with ADHD and learning disabilities and sensory processing disorder.
They discriminate against the disadvantaged. Dori this is about safely removing a disk from the Mac to avoid the ejection error, it has nothing to do with anything you mention.
Stay on topic please. Even while the message is present, Finder lists the device and its contents…and provides the ability to eject it, as described in this article. Why is nobody addressing the issue of never ejecting the drive and waking the computer from sleep and getting that dreadful message?
How do I stop the computer from ejecting the disk itself? Also the little menu bar icon tells you when you can safely unplug your drives. Forced removal of HDD on a mac is much more deadlier than on windows. Or do not plugin your devices and share the info rather then and copy it. This is how any OS rolls A few OSs ago the shortcut command-delete could be used, same as for trashing a file, for whatever reason, the Apple geniuses decided to remove it.
I get these errors often and while I have not lost data, I do have to power cycle the drive to get it remounted and the process is a big nuisance. I access the Mac remotely for AppleTV so manually ejecting and sleeping is not a viable option. Any help would be appreciated.Can't Eject Hard Drive on Mac ((Easy Fix))
What does that have to do with anything? Getting the ejection error has happened to us all before. It took me exactly twice and luckily without losing any data before it was ingrained in me to eject it before I remove it.
It only takes a minute to sign up. Is there some way I can get rid of these without spending my entire day clicking, short of Homer's Drinking Bird? I started killing processes with "Notification" in their name, and when I hit the one called "NotificationCenter" the smoke finally cleared:. The Apple Script from "software is fun", with 3 votes at the time of writing, in the suggested duplicate gets rid of all "Disk Not Ejected Properly" notifications on High Sierra additionally you have to allow Script Editor to control the computer in Accessibility preferences as the post suggests :.
Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Ask Question. Asked 2 years, 1 month ago. Active 1 year, 5 months ago. Viewed 15k times. Today I'm dealing with the following problem: Is there some way I can get rid of these without spending my entire day clicking, short of Homer's Drinking Bird?
Allan Ken Williams Ken Williams 1 1 gold badge 5 5 silver badges 15 15 bronze badges. I edited this question to explain how it's different from the one marked as a duplicate - the main distinction being that the linked solution doesn't actually work in this case. Did you work out what causes this? I have a new USB hub, with backup disk attached to it, and I'm getting this Active Oldest Votes. I started killing processes with "Notification" in their name, and when I hit the one called "NotificationCenter" the smoke finally cleared: killall NotificationCenter.
Ken, you made my weekend - I'm going to name a puppy after you! I might sound silly yelling "Ken Williams! Thank you! The Apple Script from "software is fun", with 3 votes at the time of writing, in the suggested duplicate gets rid of all "Disk Not Ejected Properly" notifications on High Sierra additionally you have to allow Script Editor to control the computer in Accessibility preferences as the post suggests : tell application "System Events" tell process "NotificationCenter" set numwins to count windows repeat with i from numwins to 1 by -1 click button "Close" of window i end repeat end tell end tell.
Redarm Redarm 2, 2 2 gold badges 9 9 silver badges 21 21 bronze badges.Twitter Facebook Google Plus Linked in. However, some users have reported issues with drives randomly ejecting themselves after updating the macOS.
Most reports indicate that the issue is seen after the computer has gone to sleep.
See the prompt below:. See the steps below:. Note : The workaround will not work if the Mac is operating on battery.
Safely Removing a Drive to Avoid the “Disk Not Ejected Properly” Alert in Mac OS X
The Mac power supply must remain connected and the computer lid must remain open. Note : Your drive may still eject if you manually put your Mac to sleep even after changing these settings.
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Sometimes if I switch ports it will recognize it without restarting but that is still annoying. What can I do to fix this? I've been trying to fix this for the last three and a half years, so good luck, and if you find a fix please do post it.
This was the only solution I had with my iMac especially when it went to sleep. Yes, I have used Jettison, and another similar app too, but I still felt the whole setup was flaky. I did forget to mention, that for me the problem is only with USB3 connection hub or no hub, it doesn't matter.
Firewire via Thunderbolt adaptersand USB2 are fine. Are you on the latest MacOS version? I used to have this problem; sometime after some update - I'm not sure which - it stopped. I have had this problem through multiple updates. Extremely annoying. Can't believe there isn't a fix for it. It's so lame, but you just have to work around it since Apple won't ever fix it. I have used both Jettison and Mountain to manually manage mounting and dismounting, and also Caffeine to keep the Mac awake.
I manually sleep after dismounting. Annoying, but better than losing a drive, which has happened to me. My subjective impression is that this problem has improved in Sierra but it is a fundamental flaw in the OSX file system that persists for most users. For too many users the problem is not simply when waking from sleep but that for no reason OSX may suddenly refuse to recognize a perfectly functioning USB peripheral. Most Windows users are not even aware that in the system tray there is an applet to eject a drive because they do not have to be unlike in the horse and buggy world of the OSX file system that requires ejection before disconnection maybe the X is for x-rated!