Safely Remove a USB Device in Windows

To remove a USB device:

  1. Double-click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray (located on the bottom right of your Windows desktop).


     
  2. In the Safely Remove Hardware window, click on the device you wish to remove. A flash drive is listed as "USB Mass Storage Device". Click the Stop button.


     
  3. The Stop a Hardware Device window will open. Click on the device again, and click the OK button.


     
  4. The device is now unmounted and can be safely removed from the computer.

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Article ID: 39
Created
Tue 6/2/15 3:06 PM
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Wed 2/21/18 10:26 PM