24.2 C
Accra
Thursday, September 29, 2022

Microsoft confirms you really, really don’t need to "safely remove" USB flash drives anymore

Must Read

GBC recognised as trailblazer in development through content

By: Jennifer Frimpong Wiredu The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, GBC, has been recognised for its role in championing development through its...

GFA suspends 2022/23 Ghana Premier League over court injunction

The Ghana Football Association (GFA), has decided to put the betPawa Premier League on hold. This follows a Motion on...

Nigeria: 18 candidates vying to succeed Buhari

SOURCE:AFRICAN EDITORS Campaigns for Presidential and National Assembly seats officially kicked off Wednesday, Sept 28, in Nigeria. In accordance with Section...
GBC
Journalist/Sub-Editor and Digital Content Producer. Made in Ghana, consumed worldwide.

You know how every tech expert in your life told you how crucially important it was to safely eject a flash drive before ripping it out of your PC? Have you been that tech expert yourself?

Well, Microsoft is confirming once and for all that — in Windows 10 — it’s no longer a thing you need to worry about. Windows 10 has a feature called “quick removal” that lets you yank a drive anytime (so long as you’re not actively writing files to it), and it’s now the default setting for each new drive you plug in as of Windows 10 version 1809, according to Microsoft’s own support guidance. Basically, “quick removal” keeps Windows from continuously trying to write to a flash drive, which could help in the event you disconnect it.

Technically, Microsoft flipped this switch back in October when version 1809 first started rolling out, so this won’t be a revelation for every reader. It just so happens to be making the rounds now that the company’s notifying IT professionals that the update is being deployed more broadly. Plus, the company’s had protections to keep your flash drives safe since Windows 7, according to my Microsoft-expert colleague Tom Warren.

But it’s also true that Microsoft has been sending mixed messages about the need to safely remove drives for a while, and the operating system definitely still features a vestigial “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media” feature. (I just checked my System Tray, and it’s totally still there.)

So now, the process of safely ejecting a flash drive can be one of those things you tell your kids about, one of those “Do you remember this thing that olds used to do?”, like adjusting the tracking on a VHS tape or screaming at your family not to pick up the telephone while you’re downloading a new webpage.

Sourcetheverge

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

GBC recognised as trailblazer in development through content

By: Jennifer Frimpong Wiredu The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, GBC, has been recognised for its role in championing development through its...

GFA suspends 2022/23 Ghana Premier League over court injunction

The Ghana Football Association (GFA), has decided to put the betPawa Premier League on hold. This follows a Motion on Notice for Injunction filed on...

Nigeria: 18 candidates vying to succeed Buhari

SOURCE:AFRICAN EDITORS Campaigns for Presidential and National Assembly seats officially kicked off Wednesday, Sept 28, in Nigeria. In accordance with Section 94(1) of the Electoral Act...

Labour Unions of Public Universities threaten to lay down tools over conditions of service

Leadership of four Labour Unions in the Public Universities in Ghana have given government a week ultimatum to address their conditions of service else,...

Trade between Ghana and China hits US$9.57billion

Built on mutual trust for development, bilateral trade volume between Ghana and China peaked at US$9.57billion in 2021 from US$6.67billion in 2017, the Chinese...

More Articles Like This