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I attached a usb external hard drive to my laptop so I could download all information.Now it says I cannot eject the usb because a program is using it. I must close the program before ejecting it. The only program I can see is the C drive. The external drive is now listed as in that drive. How do I get it out and eject?

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Just shut the laptop down and remove it

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There is a small hole, usually near the eject button. Unbend a paper clip and carefully push the paper clip into the hole, try to keep it straight. drive should pop right out.

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You can eject from my computer open it right click cd drive and select eject.

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