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Force Eject Network Drive – Mac OS X

Force Eject Network Drive – Mac OS X

You can force eject a Mac network drive (SMB or AFP) if it is hanging on eject. Follow the steps below.

 

  1. Open Terminal. (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal)
 
  1. Type the following command in Terminal and replace DISK_NAME with name of network drive. Hit return.
 
diskutil unmountDisk force /Volumes/DISK_NAME

 

  1. Your network drive should force eject within a few seconds.
 


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Comments

Shelby on Monday, 16 April 2018 00:09

It still failed to unmount for me as well

It still failed to unmount for me as well
jace on Tuesday, 30 January 2018 16:18

....and what do you do when this fails?

....and what do you do when this fails?
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