Windows 10: No Option To Eject USB Flash Drive Solved

  1.    10 Dec 2017 #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.

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    How it should look, but this is from a Win 7 machine.
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       10 Dec 2017 #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.    10 Dec 2017 #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. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       10 Dec 2017 #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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