No Option To Eject USB Flash Drive


  1. Posts : 46
    Win 10 Pro
       #1

    No Option To Eject USB Flash Drive


    New Windows 10 Pro install. When I click on the USB icon to eject a flash drive the flash drive shows up, but the option to eject USB flash memory is missing.

    Windows 10 Issue
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    How it should look, but this is from a Win 7 machine.
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  2. Posts : 25,066
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    All USBs or just this one?

    It may just be that the wrong driver was loaded when you first used this USB. Try opening Device Manager, find the USB in 'Disk Drives', right-click on it then 'Uninstall device' (you may need to select 'View > Show hidden devices' if the USB isn't currently connected).
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  3. Posts : 46
    Win 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    You are probably right about the wrong driver installed or it may have been no driver installed. It was both with USB 3 and USB 2 sticks.

    It was on a new PC I just built yesterday and installed Windows this morning. This afternoon after I ran update numerous times until Windows downloaded all available updates and the problem was gone the next time I plugged a USB stick in and went to eject it.
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  4. Posts : 12,478
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #4

    And don't forget in File Explorer is the Eject on the right-click menu on the drive, same for CD or DVD discs.
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