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Word Starter - USB Drive RRS feed

  • Question

  • Has anyone else seen this problem

    If you work on a document off a USB Thumb drive (Memory Stick) and try and "Safe Remove" it.  Windows tells you it's still in use and can't be ejected.

    I've done a bit of digging and looks like it's down to the process officevirt.exe still running even after Word Starter has been closed.  Once the process is closed the drive can be ejected.

    Any ideas on a proper fix? i've created a Kill shortcut to kill it before ejecting but this shouldn't be happening.

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 2:36 PM

Answers

  • The fix is to only work local.

    You should never work directly from a flash drive or cloud drop box.  That is unless you don't mind putting up with the limitation you found, file corruptions and a whole host of other nasty consequences.  :-)


    Kind Regards, Rich ... http://greatcirclelearning.com

    • Marked as answer by NeilPCQ Tuesday, February 28, 2012 3:24 PM
    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 3:07 PM

All replies

  • The fix is to only work local.

    You should never work directly from a flash drive or cloud drop box.  That is unless you don't mind putting up with the limitation you found, file corruptions and a whole host of other nasty consequences.  :-)


    Kind Regards, Rich ... http://greatcirclelearning.com

    • Marked as answer by NeilPCQ Tuesday, February 28, 2012 3:24 PM
    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 3:07 PM
  • Thanks.  Yeah this is a customers machines and i've never seen the problem before so was just wondering if it's just Starter that does it.
    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 3:24 PM