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OS X displays 'Disk Not Ejected Properly' message after connecting USB device to a virtual machine

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Home Edition

Symptoms

  • When I'm connecting my USB device to the virtual machine, OS X shows an error message 'Disk Not Ejected Properly'

Cause

Tuxera© NTFS for Mac holds the USB device, therefore Parallels Desktop forcibly unmounts the device from host OS X, and connects it to the virtual machine.

Resolution

Make sure to eject the device from OS X (via Finder) before connecting it to the virtual machine:

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When you disconnect the device from virtual machine - it will be connected back to OS X automatically.




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