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Windows 7: Windows Media Player and ejecting USB drive problem

20 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
Windows Media Player and ejecting USB drive problem


I noticed this problem on all my computers using WMP. If WMP is in use, and if the USB drive is inserted, the WMP changes view into the library mode automatically. However, it will not allow the USB drive to be ejected. I have no idea why. The only way I can eject the drive safely is by closing WMP first before I eject the thumb drive. Does anyone know how to solve this problem? Its annoying as I have my music playlist which I listen to and I don't want to turn it off just to eject the thumb drive.


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29 May 2014   #2

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