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Ejecting Flash Drives

5601 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 29, 2008 1:03 AM by Courcoul RSS
Engcocap Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 28, 2008 9:11 PM
I am new to Mac and Apple. I recently purchased a MacBook Pro. I currently have a 2GB flash drive plugged in the side, and not a #$@^% clue how to eject it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Jim Wick Level 3 Level 3 (725 points)
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    Apr 28, 2008 9:20 PM (in response to Engcocap)
    Drag the icon for the flash drive to the trash and then pull out the drive
    MacBook Pro 17, MacPro, iPhone 8GB, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,610 points)
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    Apr 28, 2008 10:59 PM (in response to Engcocap)
    You can also control-click on the drive icon and select "eject" from the resulting contextual menu--easier than dragging with a trackpad.
    PowerMac G4 MDD 1.25G SP 1G RAM;, Mac OS X (10.4.11), ; MacBook Pro C2D 2.2G 15" (10.5.2); PowerBook G4 17" (10.4.11)
  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,180 points)
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    Apr 29, 2008 1:03 AM (in response to Allan Jones)
    Do wait until the drive's icon has disappeared from the desktop and the list of devices on Finder windows before unplugging it. Thankfully and unlike Windows, MacOS won't bombard you with silly popup messages like "you can now unplug the thing safely from the USB port...", but you do have to let it do its work.
    PowerBook G4 15/1.25GHz, MacBook Pro 15/2.5GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.2)

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