I have an external hard drive full of images extracted from movies. every frame extracted, we're talking over 1,000,000 pictures per folder. In order for me to even view the thumbnails in a timely fashion, I set the drive to optimize for performance instead of quick removal so I MUST use the "safely remove hardware function" as indicated when I set up that setting, "You must always use the safely remove hardware function in the task bar", when I don't, I get an error message that I unplugged a device without stopping it which can cause damage to the device, but I cannot stop it because every time I try, I get the following error:
"This device is currently in use. Close any programs or windows that might be using the device, and then try again."
so basically if I try to properly eject the device, I get that error message, if I just pull the plug, I get a message that I could damage the device.
There are no open windows with that drive and there are no programs on the drive nor any program open accessing any of the files on the drive.
How do I fix this?
Edited by Sylveon Fetish, 23 June 2016 - 06:50 PM.