Quickly eject USB drives and devices with USB Disk Ejector

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USB Disk Ejector is a small, free program that allows for instant, quick 1-click ejection of a USB drive or USB device such as an Ipod or MP3 player.

It also works when run from the device itself that you want to eject.

This is a no-install program that you can run from anywhere, including your removable USB media itself, that will present you with a list of all USB devices connected to your computer.

A double click on any entry can then instantly disconnect your device. Here are some notes on this program:

  • If you have multiple devices connected, the default Windows XP doesn’t specify which one is which.With USB Disk Ejector you can hone in exactly on the device you want.
  • Because this program can disconnect the USB device that it is running from, it could prove very useful to put it on all your USB devices for use whenever needed. This may be useful when you are using other people’s computers and do not care to have to negotiate whatever configuration/version of Windows the machine you are using might be running to figure out how to eject.
  • Try ejecting with USB Disk Ejector if/when you encounter the dreaded “volume cannot be stopped right now … try later” message (see below), and let us know below in the comments if it works (for a related posting, go here).

try stopping the device later

  • Takes up about 8 megs in memory (but you only need run it when you want to use it).
  • Can be run from the command line with the following options: specify a drive name, partial drive name, drive letter, or the drive that the program is running from.

Note: this posting was re-written following some of the comments below, which is why some of them sound like they refer to a different text (they do).

Version Tested: 1.1

Compatibility: WinAll; tested on XP and Vista.

Go to program page to download (approx 467K).