Drive Unlock Issues

My external WD passport drive that is plugged into a HP laptop is set to lock after 30 min of non use and thereby limit access to my files which are located on the external drive. However, I have noted that if you leave some programs running (not sure which ones yet but i suspect outlook) the security lock won’t lock. For example this morning which is 12 hrs later i was still able to access my files on the external drive… outlook was still open. Has anyone had the same issue or have a definitive answer to this? thx

Hi, sorry i never had this problem.