Attaching and detaching a USB flash drive (pen drive)

  1. Posts : 85
    Windows 10 Home 22H2 ( build SO 19045.4123 )

    Attaching and detaching a USB flash drive (pen drive)

    Really disheartening.

    A very simple thing: attaching and detaching a USB flash drive (pen drive) is becoming a painful operation: sometimes it works and most of the time it doesn't work with the "Safe Removal".

    Usual: "Device currently in use. Close any programs or windows that may be using the device and try again." .

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    I have tried, I think, everything and I have found that it is a fairly widespread problem among users; in particular I changed the only two "Criteria" available also by restarting, but nothing changes.

    In short, USB technology once invented to make things simpler becomes instead an ordeal.

    What should be done?

    I apologize for the English translation.
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  2. Posts : 6,393
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu

    Buon pomeriggio,

    Background operation or even a folder open in explorer will give you "Device currently in use"

    What I do, with Explorer, is to select a folder on another drive than the pen drive, right click on the pen drive and select eject. Normally it works.
    Last edited by Megahertz; 26 Mar 2021 at 11:08.
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  3. Posts : 4,830
    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home

    You can also use event viewer to find what's stopping the safely removal.
    In Event Viewer expand Windows Logs - system - then on the right select 'filter current log', type 225 where it shows <All Event IDS> and press ok. Check the newest reports in the list.

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