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Thread: Can't unmount memory stick - in use by nautilus

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2006

    Can't unmount memory stick - in use by nautilus

    Having just upgraded my wife's Pavilion laptop from 10.10 to 11.04, I reinstalled the driver for the jMicron card reader so she could transfer photos from our camera (missing cable). It mounted the MS fine, and copied the files, but when we went to unmount it we got told that it was in use by Nautilus. We had closed all file browser windows and right-clicked on the device on the desktop to remove it; we also tried right-clicking on the device in the Places menu.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2011

    Re: Can't unmount memory stick - in use by nautilus

    By using Ubuntu, when you "eject" a USB stick from within Nautilus, the device actually disappears from the system. I'm not sure why this is, but neither Nautilus nor the command line can get it back. I guess the logic is that once you eject a USB stick you don't want it back, but are going to disconnect it.
    The way I work around this (when needed), is by using umount instead of Nautilus. You could also just call sync to flush the filesystem buffers to the disk.

    Solution --> When Nautilus will not work/start on Fedora

    So basically either a) Rebuild nautilus from source without that patch (and keep it up to date when you update your system...) or b) use another file manager (at least when unmounting ^^).


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