I use the same programs like I did on Win 7, without having that issue.If re-starting the system doesn't allow you to remove the external drive, then it has to be 3rd party software that is started automatically when you re-boot the system. I hate to recommend this, but what I have been doing is I try the "Safely Remove", if it fails, then I just "remove" (unplug it) the desired external drive. I've been doing this for about 8 months after installing windows 10 and have not had any problems as of yet. When I want to use the external drive later, I just plug it in. Windows seems to recognize it with no known problems.
I did not install one by myself, but may be Win did, I do not know. All of my drives worked instantly when plugging them in.Did you install a driver when you connected your external hard drive to make it work?
I could not find any in the Task Manager, the same programs are running which have been running on Win 7. In msconfig there are not displayed programs, if I see it right.Check your msconfig to see if any suspicious program may be running too.
Yes, that appears to be a good way, but it is extremely inconvenient, I would think.Safe method to remove external hard drives when not wanting to be safely removed is just turn off your computer, unplug your external hard drive(s), USB, etc. and turn computer back on.
I would not think so, if I remember it right I never could remove a drive safely.It could be that indexing or caching is taking place, at the time you try to remove the drive.
Yes, that is the default Win setting as far as I know, for all of my drives this option is enabled.But, in the Device manager, look under "Disk Drives. Right click the USB drive and select Properties.
under the general tab, select "quick removal.
I am not sure if that light always lights when Win accesses the drive / MFT or so.is to make sure there is no activity light at the time
And if a file gets corrupt you may notice it some time later and then you may be do not have any connection to the cause anymore. And even if there are no activities the cache might not be flushed (though it should be according to the default setting, but the safely remove option does not work may be the flush doesn't work either).I haven't had any failures (yet!)
Sorry, what function is obsolete?I have read, bit cannot , for the moment, find the official source, that this is an obsolete function in Windows 10.
Well, actually I cannot believe it...of course I know Windows is the last dirt, but somehow I cannot imagine such a basic function is missing, even in such a waste OS like Win.Well, that is the only method you can do to disconnect your hard drive.
I had tried "Unlocker" some times but it does not show any processes accessing the external drive to be ejected.The only app that can possibly help here is Sysinternals Process Monitor, which displays and records every I/O. You can use it to figure out exactly what app is using the drive(s) in question.
Unfortunately it should not be like that, if I am right. The cache with this option enabled will be emptied after an action / transfer immediately, but the drive might be accessed by Win to do some services, e.g. write, rewrite, edit the MFT or so.Whoa - If you have all of your drives setup for "Quick Removal", there is no need to use "Safely Remove".
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