Safely Remove Hardware

  cricka15 16:42 28 Nov 2005
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The infamous little green arrow in the system icon, it NEVER works for any of my USB devices - external hard drive, ipod Shuffle, digital camera, which means if i want to unplug one of them, i have to close down my computer.

anyone any ideas how to fix this?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:49 28 Nov 2005

USB devices are "hot swappable" you do not have to shut down to remove, just make sure you are not writing to the Ipod or harddrive when you disconnect it.

  Diemmess 16:58 28 Nov 2005

In spite of the dire warnings on screen, nothing bad will happen provided you are not actually passing data at the moment you pull the plug.

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