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Windows 7: External USB Drive--Unplug Sequence?

05 Nov 2009   #1
GuruSteve

Winows 7
 
 
External USB Drive--Unplug Sequence?

I have a USB external drive that I use for storage and backup. When I had Windows XP, there was a proper sequence to use before unplugging the cable. Is there a proper sequence for Windows 7? Or, do I just unplug the cable or drive?


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05 Nov 2009   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Just do a "safely remove" before you unplug. That makes sure that all data is written to the external and that there are no open handles on it.
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05 Nov 2009   #3
GuruSteve

Winows 7
 
 

I don't see a safe to remove icon on my desktop. That's why I posted the question in the first place. I didn't know Windows 7 had one. I can't find it. Is it hidden?
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05 Nov 2009   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right click on the drive (in Computer) and look into the context menu.
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