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#1380 Unable to eject external USB Hard Disk

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nobody
5
2013-11-19
2013-11-19
yiguro
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System Information

Desktop:
7-Zip version and type: 9.20 (64 bit)
Windows version and type: Windows 7 Pro SP1 (64 bit)
CPU type: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @2.4GHz
RAM size: 4GB

Laptop:
7-Zip version and type: 9.20 (64 bit)
Windows version and type: Windows 7 Pro SP1 (64 bit)
CPU type: Intel Core2 Duo T5750 @2GHz
RAM size: 2GB

Steps to reproduce

  1. From local HDD, select a file ⇒ right click ⇒ 7-Zip ⇒ Add to archive... ⇒ Browse Button ⇒ Select path from external USB Hard Disk ⇒ OK
  2. System Tray ⇒ Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media ⇒ Eject External HDD ⇒ Error Window:

    Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device
    This device is currently in use. Close any programs or windows that might be using the device, and then try again.

Additional Information

  • Before compressing the file to the external HDD, it ejects fine.
  • This only happens on hard disks, not on flash drives.
  • I have tested on both my desktop and laptop, and several HDDs and flash drives.

Discussion

  • Igor Pavlov
    Igor Pavlov
    2013-11-19

    1) Try also latest 7-Zip 9.30 alpha
    2) Do you have same problem with another software like WinRAR?

     
  • yiguro
    yiguro
    2013-11-19

    Hello,

    1. I installed 7-Zip 9.30 alpha 64 bit and the problem persists (on both my desktop and laptop).
    2. WinRAR 5.00 64 bits does not have this issue (again, tested both desktop and laptop).

    Aren't you able to reproduce?

     
  • Igor Pavlov
    Igor Pavlov
    2013-11-19

    I have no usb hdd.
    Please wait next 7-zip 9.31 alpha and then check the problem with that new version.