It offers a small eject button on the Import tab but the button rarely if ever registers my furious clicks. Thankfully, there are other ways to eject an external storage device from a Mac. I count five, to be exact. Any of which will help you avoid this stern warning from MacOS:.
Joe says:. The idea is to get the stuck disc by means of two cards used as if a tweezers. Drag the disk icon to the Trash can in the Dock. Donald says:. Tjerk says:. Cookies make wikiHow better.
Any external volume connected to your Mac shows up on your desktop. Right-click the volume and choose Eject "volume name. You can drag the desktop icon for an external volume and drop it on the trash can in the Dock. Thanks for exact and step-by-step instructions.
For some reason my Volume switched with Eject and this easily solved the problem. Medical School or Games Industry?
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Related 5. From the window that opens, click on "System". From the window that opens click on 'Library' should be the only item in this window From the window that opens, click on 'Core Services'. From the window that opens, click on 'Menu Extras" a folder From the window that opens double click on 'Eject menu' as scb says. Incidentally there is also in the same window as 'Menu Extras' an icon for 'Directory Utilities'.
That is the app that is used to enable root per the GUI. Apple has a longer method to enable root through System Prferences. A tip appearing when Apple made a' major' change to the 'Users' routines was to place a shortcut for this app into the dock. You do that by simply dragging the icon the app does not move into the dock.
Do not do this 'dock' routine in a non admin log in. You should only be so 'administering' the computer in an admin user. Also beware that root can just about wreck the computer if handled wrongly. After many years of working with Windows it's taking quite a while to get used to Apple! User profile for user: 2annie 2annie. Sep 6, PM in response to Robert Newall In response to Robert Newall These are great directions and with a little time, I worked my way through them but, when I double clicked on the "eject menu" nothing happened.
I have a laptop, so I can't try to open the CD drive.
I have rebooted a couple of time. Anymore suggestions?
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Oct 23, PM in response to 2annie In response to 2annie 2annie wrote: These are great directions and with a little time, I worked my way through them but, when I double clicked on the "eject menu" nothing happened. I know what you mean. I worked through them also and when I double clicked on the "eject menu" nothing happened.
I have tried all of the suggestions to get this disc to eject and it just won't do it.
Surely there is something out there that will work.