expl.++ prevent the usb disk unmount

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asbai
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expl.++ prevent the usb disk unmount

Post by asbai »

When I try to unmount a usb disk, System complain that it is in using. Than I searched the opened handles in process explorer and found the explorer++ are preserving those handles even if all instances of ++ are on the unrelated positions (e.g: all ++ are viewing C:\).

The disk unmounted successfully after I closed all ++'s instances.

riow
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flash disk is locked by E++

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Though I do not use the flash disk after plugging in it into usb, E++ locked it that causes other disk ejector failing in releasing it. I am not sure if this is the expected behavior of E++. Anyway I thought it would be good if it won't be locked unless it's used by E++.
Vista Home, Explorer++ 1.2 32bit nightly build

asbai
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Re: expl.++ prevent the usb disk unmount

Post by asbai »

It is a seriously problem for me as I'm using the external storage frequently. Hope this issue could be solved ASAP. 8-)

riow
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Re: expl.++ prevent the usb disk unmount

Post by riow »

I can only use Unlocker to remove the lock before ejecting the usb disk successfully.
Vista Home, Explorer++ 1.2 32bit nightly build

twinsen
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Re: expl.++ prevent the usb disk unmount

Post by twinsen »

+1 for fixing this on windows 7 PCs.
I have to use Lock Hunter to unlock explorer++ hold on usb drive to eject flash sticks. On other PCs where I can't install that I have to quit all explorer++ instances.
Sometimes I just pull the stick out without unmounting.
XP has a similar problem (and you can use unlocker), but I'd rather focus on finding a solution for windows 7.
Using unlocking programs can make exporer++ crash, so I'd prefer a safer solution.

roam
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Re: expl.++ prevent the usb disk unmount

Post by roam »

Expect to solve this problem too.

PietO
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Re: expl.++ prevent the usb disk unmount

Post by PietO »

I'm unmounting USB-HDD and USB-Flash by selecting the "Eject" function in Explorer++ on the mounted USB-device instead of clicking on the the Windows-unmount icon in the taskbar. A notification pops-up in the taskbar by windows that it's oke to remove the device.

HarmOtten
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Re: expl.++ prevent the usb disk unmount

Post by HarmOtten »

That is a possible workaround, but it needs you to do additional actions to get to the Eject menu-option.
Explorer++ should not lock a (removable) drive in the first place.
Hope this will be fixed.

JMN
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Re: expl.++ prevent the usb disk unmount

Post by JMN »

Me too as of v1.4.0.748

Janus
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Re: expl.++ prevent the usb disk unmount

Post by Janus »

I get around this by launching a fresh copy of explorer++ after my usb device is enumerated.
I use that copy/instance to interact with the device.
When I am done, I close that copy of explorer++ before ejecting it.
So far, this has worked for me.

It appears that no link is established with a running copy until it interacts.
Close that copy, and the link goes away.
Not an issue for me since I normally keep several copies running anyway.

I also run classicshell, 7+taskbar tweaker & network activity notifier, so my win7 system closely resembles XP.
I recreated quick launch and set notification to always visible, which combined with explorer++ gives it back most of the behaviors M$ removed.
The other thing I do void tools everything, incredibly useful.


Janus.

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