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  1.    20 Feb 2016 #41
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 38
    Windows 10 Pro

    thats what I always do, but when I click on the safely remove icon, I do not get any indication it is now safe to remove the device, which is typical.
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  2.    24 Apr 2016 #42
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 x64

    Don't want to give my hardware specifications for privacy reasons, but I've found a solution for some users. I was having the same issue i.e. not being able to disconnect USB media, particularly storage devices. Here is what worked for me:
    • Open the Disk Management utility by right-clicking the windows icon (other other various methods)
    • Navigate to your external USB storage device
    • Right-click the disk and there should be an option to take the drive "offline."
    • Now you can eject your storage device from the little application in your "hidden icons" menu on the taskbar.
    • Bam - Presto - Alakazam! You can safely remove your device.

    Best guess at what's going on here is, as suggested in earlier posts on this thread, there's some kind of web-app like a cloud service or some other nonsense Microsoft's created that's keeping the read/write channels open for the device. Anyway, will work for at least some Windows 10 users.

    Wish you all much success -- cheers.
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