1.    01 Jul 2015 #1

    Issues with ejecting USB


    Is it just me or is there a known bug involving ejecting USB drives?

    Typically in 7 or 8 if I plug in my USB then transfer a file and close the window, I can easily eject it with no problems. With Windows 10 it seems like it holds the USB hostage for 5 to 10 minutes. Thoughts?
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  2.    01 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Which build are you using? Some have reported this problem in earlier builds, but the latest they have said it is fixed.. 10159.
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  3.    01 Jul 2015 #3

    10130, I may have taken myself off the fast ring, Im not sure. Was this reported in 10130?
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  4.    01 Jul 2015 #4
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    Windows 10 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by gator View Post
    Is it just me or is there a known bug involving ejecting USB drives?

    Typically in 7 or 8 if I plug in my USB then transfer a file and close the window, I can easily eject it with no problems. With Windows 10 it seems like it holds the USB hostage for 5 to 10 minutes. Thoughts?
    Try adding an exclusion for it in Settings►Update & security►Windows Defender►Exclusions►Add an exclusion►Exclude a folder
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  5.    02 Jul 2015 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)

    Have you tried restarting explorer.exe?

    Every earlier version of Windows I've used has had issues with USB HDDs.

    When I first installed W7 there were no problems.
    Around the time of SP1, I started to get the occasional useless "can't eject USB" message.
    Nowadays it happens around 50% of the time I use a USB HDD.

    I've never had any problems with Flash sticks though.

    I expect W10 to follow the same pattern.
    Currently I've had no problems in W10, but I expect they will start happening after a few hundred MB of updates have been installed.

    The Linux distros I've used have never displayed this behaviour (CentOS, Fedora, Linux Mint, OpenSUSE & Ubuntu).
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