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Thank you for your post.
This is a function of Windows operating system. For instance, if you save a Microsoft Word document to the USB drive, you will also be unable to eject the USB device.
I disagree. If I save a Microsoft Word document to the USB drive and I close that file, I can eject the USB drive without closing out of Microsoft Word entirely (I use LibreOffice on Windows, but the principle is the same). The same is true of most software I have encountered on Windows and OS X.
Allow me to clarify the situation with a use case:
DatabaseA is saved on the hard disk and by default logs in as a user with read-only permissions. On file exit, a script triggers to open the Launch Centre.
1. Open Database A as an admin with full read/write permissions.
2. Save a copy of this database on a USB drive.
Expected result 1: Because we only saved a copy to the USB drive, and not the active file, the copy of the file on the USB drive is not open and the drive should be ejectable.
Actual result 1: The drive cannot be ejected while FMPA is still open.
3. Open DatabaseB which is saved on the hard disk. Save DatabaseA to the USB drive.
4. Close DatabaseA.
Expected result 2a: The Launch Centre opens on exit and the USB drive is ejectable because the file is closed, OR
Expected result 2b: The Launch Centre opens on exit and the USB drive is not ejectable because the file is not closed.
Actual result 2a: I cannot eject the USB drive, suggesting the file is open; however,
Actual result 2b: If I try to reopen the file, it opens in read-only mode, suggesting the file was successfully closed since I am no longer logged into the file as a full access user.
Actual result 2c: I cannot eject the USB drive until I close FMPA completely, including DatabaseB, even though the file is closed as verified in actual result 2b.
There is a contradiction in here which I conclude is an error.
FYI, I've verified this behaviour in FMPA 16.0.2.
I am getting different results. When I save a Microsoft Word document to a USB drive, I cannot eject the USB drive unless I close the document.
In FileMaker Pro, I have to close the file before ejecting the drive. I don't have to quit FileMaker Pro.
Do you have to quit FileMaker Pro before ejecting the drive?