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One possible fix for a non-ejecting disk image problem System
There have been a number of reports that the Leopard Finder silently ignores your wish to eject disks and disk images, no matter if you click the Eject button in the Finder's sidebar, drag the disk to the Trash, or right-click and choose Eject. The only simple work around was using the hard disk utility.

I had the same problem with my MacBook Pro for the last couple of month -- and accidentally found a solution looking at the recent version of Onyx. In Onyx, you have the option to remove the Eject Disk menu item from the File menu of the Finder. It turned out that at some point in the past I had removed that item, and then forgot about doing so. Restoring the missing menu solved the above problem.

Of course, I do not know if this is of any help for other people with the same disk eject problem.
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One possible fix for a non-ejecting disk image problem
Authored by: howiedi2 on Dec 29, '08 08:47:40AM

I'm having that problem on 3 machines. Two of them are running Leopard Server and one is my MacBook Pro. I have Onyx running on only one of those machines. I don't think that Onyx has any effect on this since I never touched this setting in Onyx and it's not running on the other two machines.



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One possible fix for a non-ejecting disk image problem
Authored by: Felix on Dec 29, '08 12:03:53PM

I've had that happen very infrequently but was always able to get things working again by Force Quitting (Relaunching) the Finder (Apple Menu --> Force Quit --> Finder).

Also works for things like a download file not showing up on the desktop when you know it's there and Spotlight says it's there...but it's not visible. I've seen that two or three times since upgrading to 10.5.6 on a Unibody MacBook Pro.



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One possible fix for a non-ejecting disk image problem
Authored by: MalEbenSo on Dec 29, '08 09:58:00PM

In fact, if Disk Utility let's you eject but the Finder doesn't, then the Finder itself is somehow still "using" that disk, and the best way is to restart the Finder.

Except, instead of force quitting the Finder, I recommend to use the likes of Tinkertool and Deeper which let you to add a quit-command to the Finder. This will allow the Finder to gracefully quit rather than being killed "brutally".



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One possible fix for a non-ejecting disk image problem
Authored by: TonyT on Dec 29, '08 02:51:03PM

Whenever I have this problem (and it happens a lot!), I just open Disk Utility (in the Application->Utilities Folder), and unmount the disk.



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One possible fix for a non-ejecting disk image problem
Authored by: asmeurer on Dec 29, '08 09:05:54PM
You could also try diskutil unmount force nameofdisk in Terminal. I would try it without the force option first.

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One possible fix for a non-ejecting disk image problem
Authored by: asmeurer on Dec 29, '08 09:11:41PM
Sorry, it should be diskutil unmount force /Volumes/nameofdisk, where nameofdisk is the name you see on the Desktop. Type ls /Volumes and to see all possibilities.

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In most cases, there is a reason...
Authored by: fbitterlich on Jan 02, '09 03:14:59AM
... if the disk doesn't unmount. Using lsof | grep "name-of-your-volume" from the terminal might help to find out the actual reason.

Force-ejecting a volume which is still being accessed by a process will cause you grief in the long run - believe me.

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