Trouble releasing a USB in Software Posted April 13, 2017 (I just tried it, and I don't get a message in win 10 either, it just shuts the file explorer window if it was open showing the stick). Normally I just unplug any USB stick when I've finished using it and it's not a problem. Try USB Disk Ejector (freeware). Although Win10 rarely in my experience allows for safe removal and you just have to end up pulling the USB device out without knowing if file corruption has happened. YAY! Glad to hear it's happening to you guys too. Andavari, thanks, I'll checkout USB Disk Ejector.