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1. Separately open a window of the folder showing the document you are
   opening. Make a backup copy from Windows. Once your document is
   open, a temporary file should be created in that folder. When
   closing the document, the temporary document should disappear. If
   the temporary document does not go away, delete it.
2. Run Windows 10 Task Manager and look for any surviving LibreOffice
   programs running. If yes, kill the program, then see if it is safe
   to remove drive.

If either of these work for you, see "How to Report Bugs in LibreOffice at

These are the two things I found that caused LibreOffice to not let go of a file.

Hope it helps.

On 3/6/21 4:36 PM, charles meyer wrote:
This is both a Writer question and a Windows 10 issue.

I close Libre Writer and all the other  programs I had  opened but when I
click the flash drive icon in the "system tray" (lower right) to receive
the Safely remove the flash drive it keeps displaying  that I need to close

I've check each program along the toolbar (on the bottom) and none are open
but it still won't give the OK to pull the flash drive out.

I've Googled this and reads both that you can just pull the flash drive out
as its plug and play and others say the flash drive will stop working oif
you keep pulling it out with the "Safe to Remove" message.

Your thoughts and suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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