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When I try to remove my Portable Drive, it tells me I can't because "Generic volume" device is in use. I can't figure out what I have running that needs to be shut down.

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This sometimes happens when a file hasn't shut down properly. The data may be on the drive OK but the drive hasn't reported that the job is done. YTou'll just have to see what apps are still running and close them down one at a time until you can rem,ove the drive.
You may end up shutting down the computer in order to do it.

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download here

what is it?
USB Safely Remove is a USB device manager. It saves time and extends user abilities on active work with flash-drives, portable drives, card readers and other gadgets.

post back and let us know.

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