"Eject" usb stick

wky

Jan 18, 2014
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#1
Morning,

is there a way to "eject" (logically, not physically ;-) or "close" an USB stick from the command line?
Similar to SYNC from sysinternal (which requires administrator rights).

A script copies a lot of stuff to the USB stick and I want to be sure that the user can remove the stick without the requirement to click 'remove hardware' in the task bar.

There must be a simple solution to this, but I'm afraid I'm standing on my brains wires so early
in the morning :-)

Best regards,
Wolfgang
 

wky

Jan 18, 2014
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See the EJECTMEDIA command.
Morning Charles,

I'm aware of EJECTMEDIA but the help states "(It is not intended for unmounting USB drives.)"

So there is no other thing that I can do minimize the risk if a user pulls the USB drive cable
because he sees that the $UPDATE.btm is ready?

Thanks,
Wolfgang
 
#7
Vince Fatica provided eject.exe and eject64.exe for this explicit purpose. I renamed it dismount.exe for my own use. BTW, the 32b version works fine im Win7-64. You may need to search to locate the thread where Vince answered my request, most likely in last November, with downloading instructions.