best software free for safetely remove usb external disk

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  1. Posts : 192
    Window 10 Home 20H2 x64 (build SO 19042.1052)
       #1

    best software free for safetely remove usb external disk


    Hi to all,

    When i try to remove my external usb drive I receive an error.

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    I have tryed "LockHunter" but don't work.

    best software free for safetely remove usb external disk-2020-07-16-25-.png

    best software free for safetely remove usb external disk-2020-07-16-27-.png

    I have tryed safelyremove USB Safely Remove Features , it work but this is not free.
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  2. Posts : 1,020
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.572
       #2

    First off, "Exit Windows File Explorer" if you want to "Safely remove and external device". I have found that Explorer places a lock on all drives, which inhibits "Safely remove". Also make sure "Task manager" is not running, it to does the same thing as Explorer does in the locking the device.
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  3. Posts : 192
    Window 10 Home 20H2 x64 (build SO 19042.1052)
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I close Windows File Explore and task manager but the problem remains

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  4. Posts : 11,598
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #4

    1 What does that diaog say in English?

    2 Check what is set in
    Device manager
    Disk drives
    <The device in question>
    Right-click, Properties or just Double-click
    Policies tab
    Removal policy section

    If it is using the default setting [Quick removal] then you don't need to use any ejection procedure.

    Denis
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  5. Posts : 17,350
    Windows 11 Pro
       #5

    Hold down the shift key when you click on shutdown from the power button icon on the start menu. After the computer has shutdown, unplug the USB drive. Then restart the computer.
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  6. Posts : 192
    Window 10 Home 20H2 x64 (build SO 19042.1052)
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Try3 said:
    1 What does that diaog say in English?

    2 Check what is set in
    Device manager
    Disk drives
    <The device in question>
    Right-click, Properties or just Double-click
    Policies tab
    Removal policy section

    If it is using the default setting [Quick removal] then you don't need to use any ejection procedure.

    Denis
    the messange in english is "The device is currently in use. Close any programs or windows that might be using your device and try again"

    I use "better performance"

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    NavyLCDR said:
    Hold down the shift key when you click on shutdown from the power button icon on the start menu. After the computer has shutdown, unplug the USB drive. Then restart the computer.
    Thank you, I didn't know about the possibility of doing a full shutdown (a question: but does it correspond to a reboot?).

    However it is not acceptable for me, as it closes all applications and to return to operation it passes about 8 minutes (not to mention that I have to reopen all the applications I was using ).

    That's why I was looking for software as fast as the one I mentioned above
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  7. Posts : 35,468
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #7

    What is shown as locking your disk? Screenshot please.

    System processes can be impossible to kill. The ones shown here where I've opened a drive in explorer and am viewing an image file on it are trivial:
    best software free for safetely remove usb external disk-1.png
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  8. Posts : 11,598
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #8

    einstein1969 said:
    I use "better performance"
    Change it to Quick removal and then you can avoid the problem.

    Denis
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  9. Posts : 13,683
    Windows10
       #9

    Try3 said:
    Change it to Quick removal and then you can avoid the problem.

    Denis
    The default now is quick removal. Better performance is not really needed these days unless copying lots of data,
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  10. Posts : 192
    Window 10 Home 20H2 x64 (build SO 19042.1052)
    Thread Starter
       #10

    dalchina said:
    What is shown as locking your disk? Screenshot please.

    System processes can be impossible to kill. The ones shown here where I've opened a drive in explorer and am viewing an image file on it are trivial:
    best software free for safetely remove usb external disk-1.png
    I have put a screenshot in the first post.

    unfortunately it's a system process.

    The program I mentioned above manages to free up the system processes but it is commercial
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