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Problem Ejecting USB Storage Device: This device is currently in use.

When I try to remove my external hard drive safely I get an error message telling me that "This device is currently in use. Close any programs or windows that might be using the device, and then try again." I have done this. I have also tried closing every program running on the computer and it does not help.

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  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2020

    do a shut down. of PC, not all apps are closed
    or look in task manager, (control + alt +_del)for some app running that must not be.

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Quick Fix 'This Device Is Currently in Use' & Safely Ejecting Tips

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