Ejecting a USB key after Windows 10 1803 April Update

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Ejecting a USB key after Windows 10 1803 April Update

Post by Robert2 » 2018 May 02, 06:36

This is after Windows 10 1803 April Update.
If I use the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the Windows taskbar to eject a USB Drive, the icon vanishes from the Notification Area after ejection of the drive.
If I use the xplorer² “Eject” command in the right-click menu of the xplorer² Drive Bar, the corresponding Drive Letter stays put even though the USB Drive contents can no longer be displayed.
Before the Windows 10 1803 April Update, xplorer² would normally remove the drive letter of the ejected USB key from the Drive Bar.

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Re: Ejecting a USB key after Windows 10 1803 April Update

Post by nikos » 2018 May 02, 11:19

I don't have this update yet
if you browse "my computer" after eject, does the drive letter show?

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Re: Ejecting a USB key after Windows 10 1803 April Update

Post by Robert2 » 2018 May 02, 17:18

After eject from the Drive Bar, the drive letter is still showing in both the Drive Bar and My Computer.
If I eject from My Computer, the drive letter is removed from the xplorer² Drive Bar, but it is still showing in My Computer.
If I unplug the USB key, the drive letter is removed from the xplorer² Drive Bar, and also from My Computer, but only after a Refresh (Ctrl+R).

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Re: Ejecting a USB key after Windows 10 1803 April Update

Post by nikos » 2018 May 03, 05:01

did they fix that listview scroll bug yet in this release?
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/476 ... pdate-1629

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Re: Ejecting a USB key after Windows 10 1803 April Update

Post by Robert2 » 2018 May 03, 06:47

It is not happening on my system (Windows 10 Home). But I am not sure it ever happened. I never noticed anything of the kind. This might be due to the fact that my mouse is controlled by X-Mouse Button Control.
I do have a problem with the mouse though, and this is not linked to the Windows April Update. If I have dual panes, select a zip file, right-click that zip file, and try to drag the selection from one pane to the next, I never get the expected right-click menu allowing me to extract the archive into the target pane. This used to work in older versions of xplorer².

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Re: Ejecting a USB key after Windows 10 1803 April Update

Post by nikos » 2018 May 03, 10:33

right click gives options to me when I drag a ZIP file, as expected. Do you get any menu at all?

also what happens when you right drag in windows explorer?

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Re: Ejecting a USB key after Windows 10 1803 April Update

Post by Robert2 » 2018 May 03, 18:20

I just found out why right-drag was not working: I had set “Item Icons” to “no icons”. As soon as I reset it to “Normal”, right-drag started working again. Problem solved!
But I’ll go back to “no icons”. I don’t need icons! File names and extensions are quite enough.

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Re: Ejecting a USB key after Windows 10 1803 April Update

Post by nikos » 2018 May 04, 05:04

even without icons right drag works as expected for me... it must be something else :shrug:

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Re: Ejecting a USB key after Windows 10 1803 April Update

Post by Robert2 » 2018 May 04, 09:18

I reset “Item Icons” to “no icons” and right-drag started working again. Problem solved! Windows works in mysterious ways…

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Re: Ejecting a USB key after Windows 10 1803 April Update

Post by nikos » 2018 May 11, 08:20

coming back to the original question, is there any difference if the USB device is a thumbdrive (key) or an external hard disk? (there's no eject command for the latter). Does your drivebar update when you insert/remove proper hard disks?

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Re: Ejecting a USB key after Windows 10 1803 April Update

Post by Robert2 » 2018 May 11, 08:52

When I insert an external hard drive, the xplorer² Drive Bar updates correctly.
If I right-click the corresponding Drive Bar Letter, I have “Safely remove” as top command. If I click that command, I get some kind of communication between the drive and the system but the drive is not disconnected and the drive letter is still visible in the xplorer² Drive Bar. So this xplorer² command is inoperative.
If I use the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the Windows taskbar to eject that same drive, it does not get ejected if the drive contents are still being displayed in xplorer².
If I close xplorer², then use the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the Windows taskbar to eject the drive, it gets ejected correctly.

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Re: Ejecting a USB key after Windows 10 1803 April Update

Post by nikos » 2018 May 11, 11:37

I know the "safely remove" command in x2 doesn't completely remove the device, but at least disconnects all xplorer2 involvement. If you do it then use your taskbar "safely remove" (2 steps, lame I know) you should be able to do it without quitting xplorer2

and then the question remains, will the drive letter disappear from xplorer2 drivebar?

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Re: Ejecting a USB key after Windows 10 1803 April Update

Post by Robert2 » 2018 May 11, 12:30

As I said, If I use the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the Windows taskbar to eject the drive, it does not get ejected if the drive contents are still being displayed in xplorer². I need to display a different drive in xplorer² or close xplorer² to be able to actually eject the drive through the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the Windows taskbar. The drive letter is removed from the xplorer² Drive Bar only after the drive was ejected through the Windows Taskbar.

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Re: Ejecting a USB key after Windows 10 1803 April Update

Post by namsupo » 2018 May 11, 17:37

nikos wrote:
2018 May 03, 05:01
did they fix that listview scroll bug yet in this release?
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/476 ... pdate-1629
Yeah they did, amazingly.

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Re: Ejecting a USB key after Windows 10 1803 April Update

Post by nikos » 2018 May 16, 14:40

I finally got build 17134 and my drive letters eject without problem, so I don't know what's wrong with your setup robert2

as for the listview bug, it only took them 10 months or so :party:

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