USB Drive Care & Management

Safely Remove USB Drive

Removing a USB drive from your computer while it is transferring or saving data can result in file corruption and/or data loss. To avoid this please follow the instructions below when removing a USB drive from your computer.


To safely remove a USB device, click the Safely Remove Hardware icon , and then, in the list of devices, click the device that you want to remove. Windows will display a notification telling you it's safe to remove the device.


Locate your external storage device’s icon on the desktop. Drag the icon to the Trash bin, which will change to an Eject icon.