Lightroom Classic: Eject after import not working

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Compact Flash card not ejected after import. I have seen same reports from many different versions before - still it worked in earlier LR versions for me. Since I am on LR Classic CC the feature does not work anymore. I have activated "eject after import" in import UI and LR tells me that it ejected the card shortly after importing as temporary message - but it is not. It never works since weeks with multiple different CF or SD cards. Cards stay mounted in OS.

Moreover, when I have multiple cards mounted and I activate "eject" on context menu of a specific cards (which is the context menu of one single item !) all cards will be ejected.  

I have latest LR Classic release (which I upgraded to from LR 6 (which was updated all the versions back until LR 2).

I have a Lexar USB3 card reader and latest HighSierra:
Lightroom Classic version: 7.2 [ 1156743 ]License: Creative Cloud
Language setting: en-DE
Operating system: Mac OS 10
Version: 10.13.4 [17E199]
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Sven Kohle

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Posted 3 weeks ago

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Just Shot Me

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This sounds like a OS X problem. LR only tells the operating system to Eject the card. There is no real feature in LR to eject a drive of any type.
When was the last time you restarted your Mac.
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Sven Kohle

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I am restarting MacOsX every day. Might be that one of the HighSierra updates disabled LR to eject cards?
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It's MacOS X that does this. I see the same thing sometimes. I have an AppeScript that deletes the images from the card and then ejects it. Sometimes it works, sometimes the card is not ejected. Not much you can do about it.