FC Locks Drive - Can't Eject Safely

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FC Locks Drive - Can't Eject Safely

#1 Post by BGM » 29.01.2013, 17:19

FC is locking my flash drive from being able to "Eject Safely".

Steps:
Plug in flash drive (drive Z)
Open Z: via the drive bar.
Copy a file.
Right-click on the drive in the drive bar and bring up the standard context menu.
close the tab.
Now try to eject.

I can confirm that no other tabs are open that use that drive, and I can confirm that no other FC dialogues are open.
I know it is locked by FC, becuase I have Unlocker.
If I close FC then I can eject just fine.

FC 612 on Windows 7 x64.
(Windows 7 Professional 64bit)

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Re: FC Locks Drive - Can't Eject Safely

#2 Post by alf5000 » 29.01.2013, 17:34

confirmed (for all XE versions I've tried so far)
(win7pro x64) - (FCXE x64) - (15"screen) - (resolution: 2880-1620) - (DPI scaling: 200%)

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Re: FC Locks Drive - Can't Eject Safely

#3 Post by BGM » 29.01.2013, 17:38

Let me say that it seems intermittent. I tried it on a different drive and didn't have any problem. But the one I had a problem with was brand new out of the package, and it was after all the drivers were loaded for it.
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#4 Post by alf5000 » 29.01.2013, 21:15

I didn't do any testing.
I've got three different USB-sticks and none does eject safely as long as there is FCXE showing the stick in a tab.
I close the tab and can eject safely.

WindowsExplorer can eject safely even if folders are opened and FCXE cannot - that was my concern.
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Re: FC Locks Drive - Can't Eject Safely

#5 Post by BGM » 29.01.2013, 21:46

My issue was that it would not eject even when the drive was NOT showing in any tab.

However, I think you are right, FC should be able to know when a drive is missing and unlock it accordingly.
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Re: FC Locks Drive - Can't Eject Safely

#6 Post by Scott_Y » 29.01.2013, 21:55

BGM wrote:My issue was that it would not eject even when the drive was NOT showing in any tab.
I haven't experienced your problem, BGM. I wonder if something else is going on in the background, not related to FC (although what you reported in your OP does point to FC).

My experience is like alf5000 -- if the drive is open in an FC tab, it can't be ejected. But after the tab has been closed, then it can be ejected.
alf5000 wrote:WindowsExplorer can eject safely even if folders are opened and FCXE cannot - that was my concern.
It would be very nice if FC could do like WE.
BGM wrote:However, I think you are right, FC should be able to know when a drive is missing and unlock it accordingly.
The drive isn't missing, it is still there. What we would like FC to do is not have an exclusive lock on it.

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Re: FC Locks Drive - Can't Eject Safely

#7 Post by alf5000 » 01.06.2013, 15:32

Scott_Y wrote:My experience is like alf5000 -- if the drive is open in an FC tab, it can't be ejected. But after the tab has been closed, then it can be ejected.
alf5000 wrote:WindowsExplorer can eject safely even if folders are opened and FCXE cannot - that was my concern.
It would be very nice if FC could do like WE.
FCXE.624 still makes it impossible to eject thumdrive if opened in an FCXE-tab
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Re: FC Locks Drive - Can't Eject Safely

#8 Post by jasontaylor7 » 01.06.2013, 19:40

What happens if you just physically remove the locked drive?

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Re: FC Locks Drive - Can't Eject Safely

#9 Post by alf5000 » 02.06.2013, 17:31

jasontaylor7 wrote:What happens if you just physically remove the locked drive?
1) you risk loss of data (not highly likely, though)
2) Win7 somehow 'notices' unsafe ejecting. after doing it several times it prompts you to do some data-check on your stick. This lasts for quite a few minutes and that's annoying.

So once again: FCXE should not prevent safe ejecting of usb devices.
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Re: FC Locks Drive - Can't Eject Safely

#10 Post by boeltwit » 02.06.2013, 19:32

For me it is with FCXE 625 the same as alf5000, when the USB stick is open in an FCXE tab, it can't be ejected. After closing the tab, I can eject the stick.
I find the working perfect, maybe an extra button for drive eject...??, not needed, but maybe logic.
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Re: FC Locks Drive - Can't Eject Safely

#11 Post by Marek » 06.06.2013, 20:17

Solved for the release 626.

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Re: FC Locks Drive - Can't Eject Safely

#12 Post by Dreamer » 07.06.2013, 23:14

Fixed in 626, however...

...when I use right click on USB drive > "Safely remove", it works, but when I right click on [..] item on USB drive > "Safely remove" - it doesn't work, this one should work too IMO.

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Re: FC Locks Drive - Can't Eject Safely

#13 Post by alf5000 » 08.06.2013, 11:35

626 you are my hero for addressing this problem since I often need it

@Dreamer: confirmed (I very rarely use that option, though)
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Re: FC Locks Drive - Can't Eject Safely

#14 Post by Dreamer » 09.06.2013, 20:16

I never used that option before, but now, since we can remove drive safely in FC, I'd use it, it's the most intuitive way of all.

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Re: FC Locks Drive - Can't Eject Safely

#15 Post by Marek » 10.06.2013, 18:53

right click on [..] item on USB drive
Unfortunatelly I can not find out what will be send to the program, when the item is clicked.

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