Dell XPS 8700, running Windows 7 Professional. I had occasion to attach a WD Passport 2 TB external drive, to retrieve from it a photo for my LinkedIn profile. Now when I want to eject the Passport it tells me that some program is using it, try again later. When I do this, no programs are open. Once or twice previously I have been able to eject the Passport under similar circumstances. So what is wrong now?
Items on the taskbar include the Start button, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer (which I never use), Windows Explorer, Windows Media Player (I don't use that either, for such purposes I use VLC but have not yet installed it on this machine), MBAM Premium, and McAfee Internet Security. In the system area at lower right are (from right) the clock, speakers, Internet connection symbol, the Windows 10 Upgrade, the "Solve PC Issues" flag, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium (running), and the hidden icons button.
Do I perhaps have to shut down MBAE before ejecting the external drive? I think that and MBAM Premium are the only things I've added since I last used the external drive.
I don't want to leave the Passport attached when I'm not using it for data transfer, because it contains backup data I wouldn't like to see corrupted or encrypted. I have other copies, but still . . .
EDIT - disabling MBAE did not fix the problem.
Edited by saluqi, 26 September 2015 - 09:48 AM.