realgrouchy

Can't eject USB key after saving a copy until closing original

Discussion created by realgrouchy on Jun 26, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 13, 2017 by TSGal

I'm on Windows 8.0 using FMPA 16.0.1.162

 

My database file is saved on my computer. When I go to File > Save a Copy As... and create a copy of my file on a USB stick, I can't eject the USB stick until I close FMPA (or at least close the file), because it says that a program is using one of the files on the drive. Yes, it's finished copying.

 

I am trying to eject in a Windows Explorer window by right clicking the "External Drive" icon in the left sidebar and selecting "Eject". I rarely get this error, unless a program actually does have a file open that is stored on the external memory device.

 

This doesn't make sense. Why does Windows think that FMPA has this file open when it should only be a copy that is definitely not open?

 

- RG>

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