How to eject HFS-formatted drive from PC Solved

  1.    20 Jan 2018 #1

    How to eject HFS-formatted drive from PC

    I have plugged an HFS-formatted drive into my pc. With HFS Explorer I can access the data on the Mac-formatted drive, but I cannot find a way to eject the HFS-formatted drive since it does not show up at all in "This PC." How can I eject this drive properly? Possibly via Command Prompt?

    EDIT: I found one solution: I logged into my Admin account and opened the Device Manager. There I found the external drive and I "uninstalled" it. Is that my best option?
    Last edited by battlezone; 20 Jan 2018 at 05:43.
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  2.    20 Jan 2018 #2

    A friend told me that the "uninstall" option means rather "disable" than "eject."

    I really need a method of ejecting my Mac-formatted drive from the pc.
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       20 Jan 2018 #3

    Do you not get the 'safely remove hardware' icon on the taskbar then? That's the only way to eject an external HDD, even if it does show in File Explorer. Only drive classified as 'removable' (like USB sticks) can be ejected from 'This PC'.

    If you don't get the 'eject' icon for this drive, then this tutorial offers another way to eject.

    Create Safely Remove Hardware shortcut in Windows 10
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  4.    21 Jan 2018 #4

    Thank you so much. I will use the information you gave me and report my results.
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  5.    21 Jan 2018 #5

    Update: I have found and turned on the Safely Remove Hardware feature in the taskbar and Navigation settings and pinned it to the taskbar. I can now safely eject any USB device. Thanks again!
    Last edited by battlezone; 21 Jan 2018 at 20:06.
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       21 Jan 2018 #6

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