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Windows 7: Do you safely remove hardware

View Poll Results: Do you use the safely remove hardware option on USB devices
Always 28 50.00%
Never 11 19.64%
If I remember 9 16.07%
When Necessary 8 14.29%
Voters: 56. You may not vote on this poll

27 Sep 2010   #11
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

no, i don't bother, and have never run into any problems.

i always give the file transfer some time and patience.

some of the better flash drives have activity lights which makes it easier.

maybe if it was super-important data i might give it a go, but none of my data so far has been so vital.


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06 Oct 2010   #12
fANAT1C

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1Bowtie View Post
It only takes once that you lose alot of important files that you can't get back so +1 on safely remove
Lol, every file I got on my laptop is backed up on all of my external hard disks.
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06 Oct 2010   #13
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

never, im lazy
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06 Oct 2010   #14
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1Bowtie View Post
It only takes once that you lose alot of important files that you can't get back so +1 on safely remove
Been there, Done that = safely remove hardware !
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06 Oct 2010   #15
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

not as such..
But always when copying large chunks of data because of the "shadow copy".
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06 Oct 2010   #16
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

I do not bother, because when I am at work at my community centre you are not allowed to right-click anyway.
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06 Oct 2010   #17
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

I always use the 'Safely Remove Hardware' option... Maybe I should say always... Or actually, it deserves an always. Lol.

Perhaps it's because I'm a big fan of automatic defrag apps that run in the background while I use my machine, but I have had data on external drives corrupt way too many times for my liking from simply unplugging a drive, even once I've finished copying to or from it.

If I can't safely remove it, then I log off, log on and try again. And if that fails, then I restart. Why you looking at me like that..? I'm paranoid ok...

By the way, Love Windows 7: it's quicker to left click on the systray icon to safely remove hardware than it is via the right click method. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
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06 Oct 2010   #18
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Love Windows 7 View Post
I do not bother, because when I am at work at my community centre you are not allowed to right-click anyway.
O.O

Well your in luck, safely removing a drive on Windows 7 only requires left clicks now anyway
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06 Oct 2010   #19
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Love Windows 7 View Post
I do not bother, because when I am at work at my community centre you are not allowed to right-click anyway.
O.O

Well your in luck, safely removing a drive on Windows 7 only requires left clicks now anyway
XP and Vista work with left click too... But they only list the drive letter, not the volume name like 7 does.
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06 Oct 2010   #20
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Always!
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