MacOS Disk Eject Hanging

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MacOS Disk Eject Hanging

I did not pull out my hard disk after an overnight backup with Time Machine. But this window popped up and shows the spinning wheel when I cursor over Cancel and Force Eject...

I tried relaunching Finder and can not Restart MacOS, since this hangs.

I hate doing a hard restart of my MacBook.

What are my options?

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Open the Activity Monitor and look for the hanging process.  Then try to quit the process from there.
bbaoIT Consultant
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I would also suggest to use Activity Monitor, bu just to monitor and not to terminate any process. just check if any process is likely using the drive which is to be ejected.
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I never found how to identify the lagging process or how to terminate it. I needed to do a hard reboot.
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