Quote: Originally Posted by kado897
I'm glad you are sorted Frank, but shutting down XP using Start->Shutdown with the USB connected should result in the USB being released from the guest and returned to the host during shutdown, maybe something in the way XP handles USB. I don't have a VMPlayer XP VM so I can't test ATM.
I also thought that it would release it upon shutdown. But I may have shut it down too soon. There is that little icon that I can click on that says something like, "Remove hardware safely". I think I may have shut it down before it was safe to remove. After I read your first response, it made me remember that little icon.