19 April, 2010

Ejecting a thumb drive

The device pictured is a 16GB SanDisk Cruzer M...Image via Wikipedia
This may be a very common item, but then again, i am prompted to post this short article on how to eject a thumb drive. Well, there's no robotic arm to physically eject and disconnect your thumb drive from your USB socket, but this is to electrically disconnect your thumb drive from your computer, so it is "safe" for removal.

Many do a right click on the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the system tray. This results to opening up the hardware dialog, and you have to select which USB device to disconnect.

Nothing wrong with this, but try to make a mistake and see what happens.

Instead of doing a right click on the said icon, do a left click, and you are ready to select, if there are many USB devices connected, which particular item to remove.

In most cases, it is only one, and that is your USB thumb drive.

Left click, then click on your thumb drive, and voila! You can pull out your thumb drive!

Isn't that easy?!

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