Windows 10: Cannot Eject External Harddrive Although it is reading it correctly on my computer

Discus and support Cannot Eject External Harddrive Although it is reading it correctly on my computer in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; So I've never run into this issue before, but I've been using various external harddrives on my computer, and none of them are allowing me to eject... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by ZachSkeba, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. ZachSkeba Win User

    Cannot Eject External Harddrive Although it is reading it correctly on my computer


    So I've never run into this issue before, but I've been using various external harddrives on my computer, and none of them are allowing me to eject after I am finished with them. They all are reading correctly, and are letting me explore within them, create folders, etc., but for some reason the eject function isn't available on any of them. I should clarify, it is NOT an issue of me receiving a "Device cannot be ejected" message, the eject function is literally just not showing up when I right click on it.Again, the hard drives read fine, and they display on my computer fine, but won't even g

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    ZachSkeba, Oct 13, 2021
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  2. External Harddrive Causes Computer Freeze & Reads Harddrive/Cards as Corrupt but they are not

    Hi,

    Recently my Desktop computer has been freezing whenever I plug in my WD External Harddrive in, and it never used to do so. It causes the computer to freeze up and sometimes crash! The harddrive if at all possible to show up in the folders list, then reads
    a message saying it is corrupt.

    Then, when I plug in a memory card, it reads the card as corrupt, but when I go to a MAC it reads it fine. Something is going on with my desktop.

    Help!
     
    Megan A.Oxley, Oct 13, 2021
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  3. Problem ejecting usb/external harddrive

    My name is Jeremy, a Windows Community Member. I'll be happy to help you out today. Let’s see what I can do. Cannot Eject External Harddrive Although it is reading it correctly on my computer :)

    Hi LaurenCox, I understand your frustration there and I apologize for any inconvenience it may cause you. Rest assured that I will do my best to help you

    I see that you have tried doing a lot of troubleshooting, however, you may consider using a third-party application the free partition manager PartitionGuru to safely eject USB devices. It is a quick, flexible, and functional tool to manage disk and partitions.
    PartitionGuru is able to format the USB drive in batch automatically, during which it eject USB flash drives after formatting is completed. Let's see how to eject USB devices using PartitionGuru.

    Step 1 Launch PartitionGuru and you can see the device you want to remove.

    Step 2 Select that disk and click menu "Disk" to choose "Safely Eject Disk".

    Step 3 Unplug the disk after PartitionGuru ejects it.

    Please let me know if this works

    Regards,

    Jeremy
     
    JeremyCountings, Oct 13, 2021
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  4. JanWo130 Win User

    Cannot Eject External Harddrive Although it is reading it correctly on my computer

    computer not recognizing external harddrive?

    Why wont my computer recognize my external harddrive?
     
    JanWo130, Oct 13, 2021
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