Guide To Fix Problem Ejecting USB Device “Device is currently in use”


If you are facing any problem like this while ejecting your USB Device, then you are in the right place. Here you will find the solution to this problem. Just follow this guide and you are good to go. The problem may pop-up with different messages. The most common among them are as follow:

While ejecting USB device, windows display a message “This device is currently in use”. Close the program that might be using the USB and then try again.


Windows can’t stop your “Generic Volume”. Close the application or program that might be using the device and try again later.

Guide To Fix Problem Ejecting USB Device Device is currently in use


Methods To Fix The Problems While Ejecting the USB Device:

Step 1: You need to check the taskbar. To do this, you can go to windows desktop and then click on taskbar button to see if there is any program or application on your USB Device running. Save it and then close it. Remove your USB Device Safely.

Step 2: open control panel->hardware and device->Devices and printers->then locate for the particular device you are facing problem with and right click on it. Select Troubleshoot from drop down menu.

Step 3: Run the troubleshoot process and wait for it to find the problem causing your USB Device from safely remove.


If still the problem persists then proceed to follow the below method:

Step 1: Download the “process explorer” and run the program. Then click on File->Show detail for all process.

Step 2: Click on Find and then type the letter for your USB device like “E:” and click on search . This will show the result and will tell which program is currently using the device.

Step 3: At last, terminate them all and try to safely remove your device and you are good to go.

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