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DebB
25th April 2008, 09:35 AM
We have a Freeagent drive attached to the Pee Cee which I share with the macs. Recently I have had a new problem with one particular folder - the machine won't let me disconnect, telling me it is 'in use'. What could be causing this, and does anyone have any ideas on how to fix it?

Thanks,
Deb

Currawong
25th April 2008, 09:37 AM
It means some or other program is using a file or files on that drive. Quit programs until you are able to eject the drive. If that doesn't work, there are other ways to work out what program is responsible.

DebB
25th April 2008, 12:31 PM
Thanks, Currawong. I have quite everything and it still won't budge. I have tried looking at activity monitor to see what it is but it is all gobbldygook to me! What should I be looking for?

Thanks,
Deb

Currawong
25th April 2008, 12:40 PM
Open the Terminal and type this:

lsof -n | grep "Hard Drive Name"

Replace HardDriveName with the name of the disk. Make sure you get the capitalisation of the drive name right as it's case-sensitive. It will list what programs and files are open on that drive. Paste the results here.

DebB
25th April 2008, 02:01 PM
I think I must have done it wrong, because I get this....
grep: HD: No such file or directory


Should I be typing the name of the external HD or my computer's main HD?

Ta