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Ctrl + E

Explorer ,
Mar 19, 2021 Mar 19, 2021

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Sometimes I by mistake hit Ctrl + E and my external disk from which I work dissappears.  I then have to restart my iMac. I guess there is a simpler way to get it back. Can anyone tell me?

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Community Expert ,
Mar 19, 2021 Mar 19, 2021

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I have no clue as to why Control-e would do that (force-eject your disk).

 

However, when things like that have happened to me, I power down the disk (either by switch or pull the power plug out the back depending on what's avialable, wait a few seconds and then plug it back in.

 

Let me know if that works for you.

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Explorer ,
Mar 19, 2021 Mar 19, 2021

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Thank you for answering! I guess my solution to this problem, restarting is no big difference from unplugging.

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Community Expert ,
Mar 19, 2021 Mar 19, 2021

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I'm not sure I understand,

 

Unplugging and replugging an external hard drive is significantly faster and easier than restarting your computer. Where am I wrong?

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Explorer ,
Mar 19, 2021 Mar 19, 2021

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Ok, I will test that next time. Thank you!

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Mar 20, 2021 Mar 20, 2021

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Check this page out.

You can always disable the shortcut.

macos - How to disable keyboard shortcuts in Mac OS X? - Stack Overflow

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