Windows 10: Eject/Dismount USB Drive Before Restart/update

Discus and support Eject/Dismount USB Drive Before Restart/update in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I once lost a lot of data from an external USB drive because windows automatically did an update when the drive was connected, and erased all the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Caleb_519, Jun 12, 2021.

  1. Caleb_519 Win User

    Eject/Dismount USB Drive Before Restart/update


    I once lost a lot of data from an external USB drive because windows automatically did an update when the drive was connected, and erased all the data.If I am at the computer when it has updates available then I would remove the drive manually, but I am wondering if there is a way to set windows to eject or dismount the external drive before doing an auto update so that the drive is not recognized as connected then remounting it after the update is done?Or even better disable windows updates, if anyone knows a way that works. Disabling the update service trick didn't work for me.Just wonde

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    Caleb_519, Jun 12, 2021
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  2. BiffSmif Win User

    How to eject/dismount USB drive under BitLocker?

    Can an external drive encrypted by BitLocker be dismounted (demounted)
    from Bitlocker? I don't see that this is possible.

    If it's not possible then it presents a security risk...if the drive is not/cannot be removed then other users logging into the same system will have access to the drive information; this is so even if the original user logs off. [using Win 10 Pro on Lenovo
    ThinkPad]

    And if the drive is not "ejected" then it could be corrupted if simply unplugged.

    ETA: In my case the drive is not auto-mounted
     
    BiffSmif, Jun 12, 2021
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  3. ejecting a usb drive in 10

    Hi Walden,



    I realize the inconvenience you are experiencing with accessing Safely Remove and Eject Media USB icon on the taskbar.



    To assist you better, please provide us the below information:

    • When you say that "not I can not get it to show up in bottom right lower", are you referring that you are not able to see the Eject USB icon under the show hidden icons?


    I suggest you to follow the steps below to understand the system

    1. Click on Search bar.

    2. Then type "Select which icons appear on the taskbar" without the quotes in the search bar and click on it.

    3. Turn on Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon.

    Reply to us with the information, so that we can assist you better.



    Please get back to us with an update on issue, we will be happy to help.



    Thank you.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Jun 12, 2021
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  4. Eject/Dismount USB Drive Before Restart/update

    Removing a USB drive without 'ejecting' first

    Hello,

    Normally I eject a USB drive within Windows 10 before unplugging the hardware. I once understood garbage can be left behind when not ejecting first.

    Sometimes ejecting don't work because Windows says it's in use (for no reason according to me). In those cases I shut down Windows or I unplug the USB drive without ejecting first.

    • Is this garbage being left behind in Windows or on the USB drive?
    • How can I remove this garbage afterwards?
    Thanks in advance

    SJW
     
    Sjoerd-Jaap Westra, Jun 12, 2021
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