Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Windows sometimes does not allow you to safely remove hardware despite of closing all explorer windows as well as all the applications using the drive. It can be very annoying more so when you have to rush somewhere with it.
So here's the trick. Open task manager and click processes see if any video players(usual culprits) that you may have used to play media from the USBdrives such as powerdvd, media player classic are still running.If they are click on them and click end process. If they are not then click on explorer and click end process.
Your taskbar will disappear but dont fear. Just click File on the task manager and click new task. Type in explorer and click ok.
Explorer will start again and your taskbar will re-appear. Now use safely remove hardware to disconnect it and it will be done. If not check if any other applications that you have used to run files from the usb are still running and terminate them using task manager and try again.
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