[Query]Context menu utility to close all programs while ejecting USB


  1. Posts : 153
    Windows 10 64-bit
       #1

    [Query]Context menu utility to close all programs while ejecting USB


    Hiya, hope everyone doing well :)
    99% of the times when I try to safely eject my USB device I get this pesky message "The device is currently in use. Close any programs or windows that might be using the device, and then try again." 😒
    I remember there used to be one utility which once installed will appear in the context menu when you right click on the USB device in question and it provided an option to kill all the processes/applications currently open. I am unable to recollect the name of that app. Any help guys?
    My Windows 10 version is 20H2 (OS Build 19042.746)
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  2. Posts : 42,950
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    Hi, I like USB Safely Remove. Tray icon in place of the system default. Rt click that, click appropriate device.

    Program attempts to stop any locking programs, and if not possible, provides a pop-up listing them, with option to Force Stop and hence remove device.

    5 Free Tools To Eject USB Removable Devices • Raymond.CC

    From 1809, Win 10 changed the default to Quick Removal:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...-storage-media

    See also e.g.
    Change "removal policy" defaults for current and all future drives?
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  3. Posts : 153
    Windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina said:
    Hi, I like USB Safely Remove. Tray icon in place of the system default. Rt click that, click appropriate device.
    Program attempts to stop any locking programs, and if not possible, provides a pop-up listing them, with option to Force Stop and hence remove device.
    Thanks for your response mate, do you mean this program? USB Safely Remove Features
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  4. Posts : 42,950
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    That's the one. Sometimes given away.

    Has some interesting options too.
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  5. Posts : 153
    Windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    dalchina said:
    That's the one. Sometimes given away.
    Has some interesting options too.
    Cool, thanks, I will try that out, marking this thread as 'solved'.
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