In this section we will discuss about how to eject external hard drive windows 10 safely. The external hard drive gives you more storage space to keep your data instead of depending entirely on your computer. To ensure the safety of your external hard drive, it is always recommended to remove the drive when there are no other background processes or applications running on your computer. External USB devices on Windows 10 can be ejected in two ways: Either from the Windows taskbar or File Explorer. If you face any issues while ejecting the hard drive, then it could be due to the following two problems: Files that are stored on the external hard drive are being used, or because of outdated or malfunctioning USB drivers. Disconnecting the external drive from your computer is handled by the Windows Safely Remove program. The following steps will help you safely disconnect external hard drive Windows 10 computer.