How to Safely Remove Your USB

Tuesday 2 May 2017

So, you have successfully registered for one of our online technical programs, have requested your Interactive Learning Package and now have your program material. If you chose the USB format, you will find the following information helpful.

Before removing your USB from your computer, please remember to always remove it properly. If you remove the USB without using safe removal, your USB may become corrupted, which means that for all intents and purposes, it is ruined and unusable.

       Here are five easy steps to safely remove your USB:

1. Remove Hardware Icon
Search for the Remove Hardware icon, this is located in the Windows taskbar, usually at the bottom right corner next to the clock.
 Remove Hardware Icon
If you do not see it, then please go to Computer, find the USB icon, then right click on the USB icon, click on eject.

 USB Icon

Eject Icon
2. Systems Tray
The systems Tray will appear, please right-click on the “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media” icon. 
 Systems Tray

3. Eject Mass Storage Message
When you see the “Eject Mass Storage” message, please left-click on the device you wish to “eject”.

 Eject Mass Storage

4. Safe to Remove Hardware Message
When your see the “Safe to Remove Hardware” message, please remove the USB from the port.
 Safe to Remove Hardware

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