Unable to safely eject usb3 hard disk


  1. Posts : 241
    Win 10 Home x64
       #1

    Unable to safely eject usb3 hard disk


    hi guys,

    version 1909
    18363.900

    so i have the "better performance" option enabled for my hard disk but recently there's no way i can just click eject and remove the hard disk, it's happening ALL the time.

    I went into event viewer and it seems to be process 6164, antimalware service executable for Windows Defender.

    Unable to safely eject usb3 hard disk-annotation-2020-07-04-203050.png
    is there a way to disable the scan to usb3 hard disks / external devices'

    Even if it is stays there like 4 hours, which means the scan should be finished, it's still stuck.

    only way to do a clean one either shut down or restart and right after that happens, click on eject, that achieves a clean shutdown.

    thanks,
    Gabrio
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #2

    Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus and threat protection > Virus and threat protection settings > Manage settings > Exclusions

    Use the Folder option and select the drive as the "folder" to exclude.
      My Computer


 

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