I have previously started a thread asking a question about
why external drives cannot be safely removed due to being either
in use by another process or wording similar to this.
I have now searched this forum for any previous threads relating to this problem, and also at other forums without any definitive answer as to a solution. I was previously told about a program called LockHunter which
I have used to identify the system processes which stop the drive from being able to be removed. Unfortunately, the tools within the program cannot solve the problem as shown in the screenshot below: Attachment 187300
I have searched around for a few hours trying to find a solution to this problem to no avail.
Does anyone know of a definitive solution that they could outline step by step here or is this another bug in Windows that they have deemed to hard to patch and therefore placed the topic in the too hard basket?
Ty in advance for replies
Just thought I would add that I just checked the security of my external drive. This is unrelated to the previous question, but does anyone know why there would be an SID
(EG: S-1-5-21 ETC ETC) named as the owner of my external drive? I have just put about 600GB worth of backup on this and prior to that it was unused.
I understand that SID's can be remnants from having the drive plugged in to other machines, however the same SID which appears if I look at the owner of the root drive letter does not also appear in the first screen in the security tab under group or user names. I have always been useless when it comes to setting permissions and how they work - could anyone explain to me what is going on here please?