When using Windows 7 libraries for an external hard-drive. There is a problem when I go to safely remove the hard-drive. Windows won't let me because I have the drive assigned to the libraries feature. So the only way I can safely remove the external drive is to remove the library feature. Is there way to keep the library feature on and still safely remove the external hard-drive?
It might be that the drive is being indexed constantly (this happens to me sometimes, even when I'm not using the shared library feature). Stopping the indexing service might allow you to remove it; personally, I put my computer in standby and then remove it.
This tool may help you; it gives more control over libraries: I never got around to playing with it myself, though.