I try to eject the hard drive from Bridge and nothing happens.
I have to close Bridge entirely to be able to eject the hard drive from finder once Bridge has been open and browsed said hard drive.
I've been searching the forums for a similar problem/solution, but haven't found anything.
Can anyone point me towards a solution to this? I really like using Bridge over finder, but this but drives me up the wall.
We're sorry that you're facing problems ejecting your external hard drive safely after you close Lightroom. Could you please let us know the exact version of Bridge CC you're using?
Does Bridge still run in the background after you close it? (check in the Activity monitor to check this and kill the open task)
You're misunderstanding the problem.
I don't use lightroom (it's not even installed on my machine).
I want to be able to eject the hard drive in Bridge:
but I get the error above.
The only way I am able to eject the drive is to completely quit bridge and then eject the drive.
I don't want to have to quit bridge every time I want to switch drives. I didn't used to have to do this.
Also, if it helps: I'm on the newest update of Adobe Bridge CC 2019
Have you tried making sure the active folder in Bridge isn't one on your external hard drive? Select a folder on your internal HD and try it.
Yeap. Definitely not on the external drive.
I just made sure all other programs were closed and only Bridge open. Closed all but 1 window on bridge (the one to right click on the external drive and eject.
Also still, so long as Bridge is open, I can't even eject the drive from the Finder while Bridge is open.
Also, also: I've tried clearing cache/preferences to avail.
Any chance you could answer this please, I have the same problem, and I bet lots of others do too.
Just wanted to add my voice to this issue. It has been 9 months since the problem was reported and it is still not fixed.
Can't eject SD card until I fully quit Bridge, then only via Finder.
OS Catalina 10.15.3
The whole point of Bridge is that it keeps always running, breaking one of the main features of the app. Please pull your socks up and get this fixed.
I am having the same exact problem. Here are the details you requested:
Bridge ejects cards well the first couple of times. Then the issue inevitably pops up.
macOS Mojave version 10.14.6
Bridge version 10.1.1.166
Okay, that's not right then. I'm on Win, and don't bother ejecting drives, never had an issue with not ejecting one.
Yes, Please solve this issue on Mac, its has been like that since Day 1, unable to eject external drive on Mac Finder and unable to eject using Bridge as well. Have to close Bridge totally for it to work. Its November.
Hi Tony, did you get an answer from Adobe on this issue? Its November and Adobe 2020, problem still there.
I was just about to post the same issue.
In order to eject the drive, you have to close Bridge 10.0.2.131 and then eject via finder.
that is not typical behavior for this application
I have the same problem too, even when I close the finder it still does not let me eject my hard drive. I have closed every single program on my computer so there is no programs 'using' the hard drive and yet the error message still appears
I'll add that I have been havinging the same problem for months now.
The only way to eject the disk is to quit bridge!
Yes, please pull up your socks Adobe
Does anyone have Bridge installed to open on Login or reboot?
Yes, I do. Recently added it to my autostart items again.
Any chance you can disable autostart.
Reboot and see if it still happens without opening Bridge.
For whatever reason, I can't see the latest replies to this thread (even after re-logging). So, just to re-iterate: The option to launch Bridge at login seems to be the source of the problem. I just tested it and when disabling this in Bridge I could eject my external drive directly from Bridge.
My testing approach
This only worked once. An hour later I tried again and we are back to Bridge holding the USB key hostage.
I've had this problem for at least a year, and it's still going strong in september 2020 (v10.1.0.163). It's annoying to the point that it makes Bridge hardly worth using.
Still a problem, Feb 17, 2021. Bridge CC 10.0.4.157, Windows 10. Keeps links to USB sticks in any port, and an external USB Drobo 5S. So annoying to have to close Bridge before ejecting any of these USB devices.
it's May 2021, has there been a long term solution to this problem, as I am still facing this problem and totally agree that it is quite annoying?