Re: Safely removing external HDD that system says is in use by another program
If you want to remove device and you get that message I've found out it's
easiest to just click shutdown computer and then remove the device and then
turn computer back on.
"popalong" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> When I try to remove Drive F at the Computer window, or from the taskbar,
> it says "can't remove, in use by another program".
> This became an issue after I ran Windows Backup for the first time.
> Earlier> backup was the Acer version. Acer's version backs up C partition
> and records on D. Windows backed up C and D and recorded on external
> drive F.
> How do I determine which program is preventing me from safely removing
> Drive F?
> Should I delete the Windows backup and use Acer's backup program
> How do I delete the Windows backup?
> Acer 5735 4GB RAM, 2GHZ proc
> Windows 64 bit Vista Home Premium