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(Solved) - Cannot reject an external hard drive which is shown as a hard drive.

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  • Started 4 years ago by zrzhu11
  • Latest reply from Xhi
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I plug in my 1 tb external hard drive, but I can't reject it. There's no such option in the right-click menu. Is there any way to fix it? Thanks.

Edit: Like the flash drive, you kinda have to reject it and remove the flash drive. I remember I could do that on the hard drive also. I don't want to shut down windows 8 to remove the hard drive.

Posted 4 years ago
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Not sure I understand. Do you mean Safely Remove ?

Otherwise just power down and physically remove it.

Posted 4 years ago
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I find that if all reading and writing is finished to the drive a hot pull works fine (win 7 never a problem) I just pull the cable.
When I was test driving 8 never had problem there either.

But as GS mentioned above, power down and windows should disconnect automatically

Posted 4 years ago
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How about using the 'Safely Remove' in the task tray.

Accepted Answer · Posted 4 years ago
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You do not have to power down. Simply logging off will complete any buffered writes if you do not have the Safely remove icon. A lot quicker than actually shutting down.

In addition the device may alredy be set for quick removal. Check the steps in the answer here. Missing "Safely Remove Hardware" icon from Windows 7

Posted 4 years ago

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