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Eject command in the Windows Explorer drive context menu for external HDD drives [duplicate]

If we insert a flash drive into a USB port of a pc, we have the Eject command in the latest versions of Windows Explorer: However, this very handy command doesn't appear for external USB HDD ...
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Can't eject an external hard drive

I was attempting to backup my system with Time Machine and for whatever reason a passerby disrupted the hard drive wire and the backup failed due to an 'improper ejection'. Now, after attempting to ...
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The Device 'Generic volume' cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device again later

I am getting the following error on a 320 GB Western Digital external HDD that has 250 GB of music, and I can't eject it with the safely remove hardware icon. The device 'generic ...
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Unplugging disk during error checking

I'm currently running a check disk on my external hard drive, and it's in phase 4 with no visible progress on the progress bar. Unfortunately, I have to turn off the computer that's running the test. ...
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Is it safe to plug out external usb harddisk when logoff?

I've tried to eject an external drive but it just won't be ejected. I know it is safe to pull out the external drive when the machine is shutdown but this is a fileserver and I can't shut it down just ...
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Forgot to unmount/eject external hard drive, lost moved files. Mac OS X

So I was using my Mac with my external hard drive connected via USB. I moved about 10 GB of data to it (via drag and drop while holding down the Command key to move the files rather than to copy ...
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How can I remount an ejected (not just unmounted) USB drive on Mac?

I frequently eject an usb stick, and then realize I still need it. If I unmount the drive in Disk Utility, I can just remount it, but if I eject, it's gone. Not showed in Finder Not showed in ...
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Non-ejected Time Machine external HDD no longer connects to Mac

I accidentally unplugged (without ejecting) my formatted external Seagate HDD I've been using happily as a Time Machine on my Mac. Now the disk itself isn't recognised by the computer, and the light ...