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I connected a usb external hard drive to download data from a laptop. Somehow the drive is listed as in the hard drive C. It says I cannot eject because a program is still using it. How do I get it out safely?

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Turn off your computer/laptop and then start it again. Go to the task bar and click the little arrow that is pointing up. Right click the USB sign and hit eject. If it does not work then turn of your computer/laptop. Sence it is off no damage should accure so just pull it out. Hope this helps.
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