We all know that Windows has a safely remove feature that allows you to unplug USB drives so that they can be removed without any data loss and disk errors. Unfortunately, Windows’ safely remove feature fails, if any process is accessing files stored on the drive.
Perhaps it’s not an issue at all because you can wait a bit and then try again, as Windows recommends. Wait? How long should you wait? What’s even worse, you may want to unplug the USB drive, Windows insists that a program is using the drive, but you can’t find such a program!
Then you may have to close all possible applications to make sure no program that used the drive or launched from it is running in the background. If the test doesn’t work the feat, you have two options:
1. Launch the Task Manager. Click the Processes tab. Check the list of running processes. If you find a likely culprit, select it, then click the End Process button and confirm your choice.
2. Shut down Windows, remove the USB drive and then reboot. This is completely safe, and it will work.
However, none of them is a convenient solution, are they? You are required to reload all of your programs and files!
On such occasions, Zentimo xStorage Manager plays a positive role to help you remove and unplug USB drive fast and safely.
Unlike Windows, Zentimo will show you the programs which keep your USB drive from being stopped and let you close these programs or just the files they opened on the drive.
Even if there are opened programs on the USB drive, Zentimo can still forcedly stop the drive by wisely unlocking file processes and by unloading the programs launched from the drive.
Zentimo not only works as a fast and reliable safe USB safe removal tool, but also owns plenty of features to manage your USB & eSATA devices. Check its key features below:
Portable App Quick Launcher
Lets you launch any application located on your external drive with one click
Can automatically mount\dismount your TrueCrypt drive, launch a file manager, check flash drives for viruses and run anything else on device connection\disconnection.
Drive Letter Management
The program hides drive letters of unused card reader slots, can assign drive letters to a specific device, and much more.
Honest Drive Speed Test
Perform read/write speed tests for any attached drive.
Manage your external TrueCrypt volumes the same way as external drive
Click here to learn more about Zentimo xStorage Manager.