Outlook 2007 stops USB external drives being disconnected

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Steven

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Hi

I have a USB external drive attached to my PC. When using Outlook 2007

though, I find I am unable to disconnect it using the "Safely Remove USB

Hardware" Tool. What's the reason for Outlook 2007 keeping a lock on drives

?

Steven
 
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Roady [MVP]

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What's the exact error that you get when trying?

Did you open an Outlook item from the drive?

Did you save anything directly from Outlook to that drive?

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"Steven" <svaardt@googlesmail.com> wrote in message

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> Hi

> I have a USB external drive attached to my PC. When using Outlook 2007
> though, I find I am unable to disconnect it using the "Safely Remove USB
> Hardware" Tool. What's the reason for Outlook 2007 keeping a lock on
> drives ?

> Steven
>
 
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Steven

#3
No, Outlook 2007 is installed locally and I'm simply launching it though the

standard Start->Programs launcher.

I've not got any dependencies upon the remote drive (indeed, I have a couple

and the same issue arises for them) too. I've simply observed that that

when having Outlook 2007 open I loose the ability to disconnect any USB

drive. What I have to do nowadays, is to simply shutdown Outlook prior to

disconnecting any drive. The question I have is, why ?

Steven.

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> What's the exact error that you get when trying?
> Did you open an Outlook item from the drive?
> Did you save anything directly from Outlook to that drive?

> >

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> "Steven" <svaardt@googlesmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uLXtzmhqJHA.1240@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> > Hi
>

>> I have a USB external drive attached to my PC. When using Outlook 2007
> > though, I find I am unable to disconnect it using the "Safely Remove USB
> > Hardware" Tool. What's the reason for Outlook 2007 keeping a lock on
> > drives ?
>

>
>> Steven
> >
 
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Steven

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Interestingly recently the problem appears to have gone away all by itself.

If it reappears I'll reopen the thread.

Thanks.

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> What's the exact error that you get when trying?
> Did you open an Outlook item from the drive?
> Did you save anything directly from Outlook to that drive?

> >

> ---
> "Steven" <svaardt@googlesmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uLXtzmhqJHA.1240@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> > Hi
>

>> I have a USB external drive attached to my PC. When using Outlook 2007
> > though, I find I am unable to disconnect it using the "Safely Remove USB
> > Hardware" Tool. What's the reason for Outlook 2007 keeping a lock on
> > drives ?
>

>
>> Steven
> >
 
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Steven

#5
Another occurrence.

Exact error message is:

The device 'Generic volume' cannot be stopped because a program is still

accessing it.

This error disappears when closing Outlook. It's really quite odd, since

Outlook has absolutely no connection to the external drive, everything is C:

drive based - furthermore, the SysInternals FileMon tool hasn't yet shown

anything but I'll dig around further and perhaps will uncover the root

cause.

Steven

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> What's the exact error that you get when trying?
> Did you open an Outlook item from the drive?
> Did you save anything directly from Outlook to that drive?

> >

> ---
> "Steven" <svaardt@googlesmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uLXtzmhqJHA.1240@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> > Hi
>

>> I have a USB external drive attached to my PC. When using Outlook 2007
> > though, I find I am unable to disconnect it using the "Safely Remove USB
> > Hardware" Tool. What's the reason for Outlook 2007 keeping a lock on
> > drives ?
>

>
>> Steven
> >
 
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