Question about SimpleTech SimpleDrive Portable USB 2.0 60GB 5400rpm 480Mbps USB 2.0 USB 2.0 External (STIUSB2560FT) Hard Drive
On a USB hard drive when trying to "safely remove hardware"
Can anyone give a true way to determine why this happens... I have gone thru many answers including checking which processes may have a lock on the drive. None seem to have it... Not explorer, not recycle bin (config), not indexing, etc....
It seems to happen more when you have a NTFS hard drive than when you have a FAT32 hard drive.
Please only respond if you know what it is... No guesses
Just had it happen to me. Can't safely remove the external hard drive and it now appears empty. Don't know what to do. Didn't lose much important but, more importantly, I can't save onto it now.
This may or may not work for Vista, but just minutes ago I had the same problem and managed to solve it. When you're ready to disconnect your device, go into My Computer (or just plain Computer...either way, you want the folder that lists all the drives.) Right click on the device you want to remove, and you got it, select Safely Remove. It worked the very first time and I was able to unplug my SimpleTech device in verified safety. I really hope this works for others. It was frustrating me greatly!
Posted on Sep 18, 2008
When you delete a file from your usb hard disk to windows recycle bin a link process is created to windows recycle bin so disabling moving of files to recycle bin will help
Posted on Feb 26, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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