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ForceEject is a very simple application designed to help you eject CDs or DVDs that are stuck in your computer.

The ForceEject app will prove to be very useful if you want to force-eject a disc without rebooting or using other artifices. ForceEject is a powerful application that will save you time and money. Try it out today!

What's New

Version 1.3.2:
  • Minor bug fixed that caused app not to eject disc, if the disc was not detected.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Prince_Isaac Member IconComment+299
Prince_Isaac
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If you are comfortable with Terminal, you can pretty much eject anything using:

drutil eject

or

drutil eject external if it's an external DVD drive.

Further info:

man drutil

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Version 1.3.1
Mikael B Member IconReview+415
Mikael B
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Unfortunately doesn't eject all drives when connected via firewire target mode. It would also be nice to have drive open also when empty.

Except for that, it did eject a stuck disc once that wasn't acknowledged, saving med having to reboot with mouse pressed. So does what you can ask I think.

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Version 1.3
Aetnaria Member IconComment+98
Aetnaria
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Download link leads to the App Store, where $0.99 is charged for this program. It is not free. There is no mention of this program on the developer's website.

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Version 1.3
MacUpdate-Jess
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Thanks for pointing this out, Aetnaria. When I processed this listing an hour ago, it was free. Now, it's $0.99. Now that's life in the fast lane. ;-)

JCH2 Member IconReview+392
JCH2
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Seriously? I hate to be rude, but with things already being covered by others herein... well, it isn't any better than DiscEject. In fact, in one way it is worse.

DiscEject is available by direct download for those sick of the so-called AppStore... which is overload with nonsense like this and requires the invasive bloatware known as iTunes.

Both DE and FE have the same problems with discs under the same conditions. You get minimal stars for this copycat nonsense and then forcing me to use iTunes and the AppStore just to see if yours works any better. And it didn't; it was the same.

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Version 1.3
Pukky Member IconComment+120
Pukky
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This is just a clone of DiscEject with a useless GUI... even the updates are similar (ForceEject 1.1 = DiscEject 1.3).
Maybe it would be a better investment of time if you focused on creating something new.

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Version 1.1
Pukky
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You're right, but often the simplest command is far more reliable and successful. I'm not an expert about the matter, but it sounds strange that ForceEject uses a more advanced method that still fails with discs that are in use - exactly as DiscEject does. By the way, DiscEject is on Macupdate from December 2009 and has been downloaded at least 55 thousand times: and it also has a similar name... But since we are discussing about free software, copying isn't a problem, right?

Mr.-Spock Member IconComment+7
Mr.-Spock
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Tested with a DVD in use by VLC: My empty external drive opened; the icon in Finder vanished, but the DVD didn't eject. ForceEject didn't even try to kill the blocking process or at least report it so I can decide.
But DiskEject didn't succeed either.
Of course it's obvious to close VLC in this test. But what if I don't know why the disk is stuck?

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Version 1.0.1
bbw7
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Are you saying you tried to eject a DVD when it was in use? If so, then I wouldn't expect this app to work on it either; it would be highly illogical. The idea of this app is that it is a more rigorous disk ejector than the normal functionality, i.e. when just pushing the eject button doesn't work for some reason, you use this app to get the job done.

bbw7 Member IconReview+313
bbw7
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Uh..., someone thinks their firewire connection gets mechanically ejected?

Works on a MPBP running 10.6.8.

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Version 1.0.1
Sonee John Software (Developer)
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Thanks for your review! I really appreciate it.

Midavis Member IconReview+8
Midavis
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Works great for me, though I was expecting it to be a bit faster. All disc drive trays pop open, returning my disc. Thank you.

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Version 1.0.1
Dejmac Member IconReview+62
Dejmac
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It doesn't work. I tried to use FE and after it says: "DONE", I plugged out my FireWire external device. Suddenly I got an error message that I improperly unplugged my external HD!

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Version 1.0.1
Trance
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there u go ...helped fix your rating since he didn't understand the purpose of the app :)

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Version 1.0.1
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Trance
Version 1.0.1
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Details

Downloads 2,125
Version Downloads 283
Type Utilities / System
License Commercial
Date 24 Oct 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $0.99