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Losing data in flashdrive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jorge Cervantes, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Jorge Cervantes

    Jorge Cervantes Flightless Bird

    I am experiencing in losing data in flashdrives.
    It seems that when files are copied onto flashdrive, I should wait for a
    while before removing flashdrives from USB port. Does anybody know how
    long should I wait before unplugging flashdrives. Jorge
     
  2. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    Are you using the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the notification
    area? If so, it should tell you when you can remove the drive.

    ....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    http://dts-l.com/index.htm




    On Mon, 1 Mar 2010 17:29:25 -0700, in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, "Jorge Cervantes"
    <machocraig@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >I am experiencing in losing data in flashdrives.
    >It seems that when files are copied onto flashdrive, I should wait for a
    >while before removing flashdrives from USB port. Does anybody know how
    >long should I wait before unplugging flashdrives. Jorge
    >
     
  3. Jorge Cervantes

    Jorge Cervantes Flightless Bird

    I am not aware of it.
    Where Safely Remove Hardware is available? Jorge

    "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    news:7dnoo59277k4gq7mng2c7d58q6us2o1ae5@4ax.com...
    > Are you using the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the notification
    > area? If so, it should tell you when you can remove the drive.
    >
    > ...Alan
    > --
    > Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    > http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > On Mon, 1 Mar 2010 17:29:25 -0700, in
    > microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, "Jorge Cervantes"
    > <machocraig@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >>I am experiencing in losing data in flashdrives.
    >>It seems that when files are copied onto flashdrive, I should wait for a
    >>while before removing flashdrives from USB port. Does anybody know how
    >>long should I wait before unplugging flashdrives. Jorge
    >>
     
  4. Terry R.

    Terry R. Flightless Bird

    On 3/1/2010 5:00 PM On a whim, Jorge Cervantes pounded out on the keyboard

    > I am not aware of it.
    > Where Safely Remove Hardware is available? Jorge
    >
    > "Alan Edwards"<edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    > news:7dnoo59277k4gq7mng2c7d58q6us2o1ae5@4ax.com...
    >> Are you using the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the notification
    >> area? If so, it should tell you when you can remove the drive.
    >>
    >> ...Alan
    >> --
    >> Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    >> http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> On Mon, 1 Mar 2010 17:29:25 -0700, in
    >> microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, "Jorge Cervantes"
    >> <machocraig@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I am experiencing in losing data in flashdrives.
    >>> It seems that when files are copied onto flashdrive, I should wait for a
    >>> while before removing flashdrives from USB port. Does anybody know how
    >>> long should I wait before unplugging flashdrives. Jorge
    >>>

    >
    >


    Hi Jorge,

    You can also open Explorer, right click on the drive and select "Eject".


    Terry R.
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    Anti-spam measures are included in my email address.
    Delete NOSPAM from the email address after clicking Reply.
     
  5. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    It is in the Notification area (down near the clock)
    You should always use it.
    If for some strange reason it is not there, read here:
    http://ask-leo.com/safely_remove_ha...w_do_i_safely_remove_hardware_without_it.html

    ....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    http://dts-l.com/index.htm


    On Mon, 1 Mar 2010 18:00:14 -0700, in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, "Jorge Cervantes"
    <machocraig@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >I am not aware of it.
    >Where Safely Remove Hardware is available? Jorge
    >
    >"Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    >news:7dnoo59277k4gq7mng2c7d58q6us2o1ae5@4ax.com...
    >> Are you using the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the notification
    >> area? If so, it should tell you when you can remove the drive.
    >>
    >> ...Alan
    >> --
    >> Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    >> http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> On Mon, 1 Mar 2010 17:29:25 -0700, in
    >> microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, "Jorge Cervantes"
    >> <machocraig@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>>I am experiencing in losing data in flashdrives.
    >>>It seems that when files are copied onto flashdrive, I should wait for a
    >>>while before removing flashdrives from USB port. Does anybody know how
    >>>long should I wait before unplugging flashdrives. Jorge
    >>>

    >
     
  6. philo

    philo Flightless Bird

    Alan Edwards wrote:
    > It is in the Notification area (down near the clock)
    > You should always use it.
    > If for some strange reason it is not there, read here:
    > http://ask-leo.com/safely_remove_ha...w_do_i_safely_remove_hardware_without_it.html
    >
    > ...Alan
    > --
    > Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    > http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >
    >
    > On Mon, 1 Mar 2010 18:00:14 -0700, in
    > microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, "Jorge Cervantes"
    > <machocraig@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> I am not aware of it.
    >> Where Safely Remove Hardware is available? Jorge
    >>
    >> "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    >> news:7dnoo59277k4gq7mng2c7d58q6us2o1ae5@4ax.com...
    >>> Are you using the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the notification
    >>> area? If so, it should tell you when you can remove the drive.
    >>>
    >>> ...Alan
    >>> --
    >>> Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    >>> http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> On Mon, 1 Mar 2010 17:29:25 -0700, in
    >>> microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, "Jorge Cervantes"
    >>> <machocraig@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I am experiencing in losing data in flashdrives.
    >>>> It seems that when files are copied onto flashdrive, I should wait for a
    >>>> while before removing flashdrives from USB port. Does anybody know how
    >>>> long should I wait before unplugging flashdrives. Jorge
    >>>>




    That works..it's the standard way to do it...

    but the other suggestion to use "eject"

    is a little less hassle
     
  7. Terry R.

    Terry R. Flightless Bird

    On 3/1/2010 6:57 PM On a whim, philo pounded out on the keyboard

    > Alan Edwards wrote:
    >> It is in the Notification area (down near the clock)
    >> You should always use it.
    >> If for some strange reason it is not there, read here:
    >> http://ask-leo.com/safely_remove_ha...w_do_i_safely_remove_hardware_without_it.html
    >>
    >> ...Alan
    >> --
    >> Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    >> http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >>
    >>
    >> On Mon, 1 Mar 2010 18:00:14 -0700, in
    >> microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, "Jorge Cervantes"
    >> <machocraig@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I am not aware of it.
    >>> Where Safely Remove Hardware is available? Jorge
    >>>
    >>> "Alan Edwards"<edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    >>> news:7dnoo59277k4gq7mng2c7d58q6us2o1ae5@4ax.com...
    >>>> Are you using the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the notification
    >>>> area? If so, it should tell you when you can remove the drive.
    >>>>
    >>>> ...Alan
    >>>> --
    >>>> Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    >>>> http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> On Mon, 1 Mar 2010 17:29:25 -0700, in
    >>>> microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, "Jorge Cervantes"
    >>>> <machocraig@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> I am experiencing in losing data in flashdrives.
    >>>>> It seems that when files are copied onto flashdrive, I should wait for a
    >>>>> while before removing flashdrives from USB port. Does anybody know how
    >>>>> long should I wait before unplugging flashdrives. Jorge
    >>>>>

    >
    >
    >
    > That works..it's the standard way to do it...
    >
    > but the other suggestion to use "eject"
    >
    > is a little less hassle


    It is the "standard" way yes, but I have a drive that will state that
    data was lost using SRH (even though nothing was accessing the drive).
    Using Eject in Explorer results in no errors. So sometimes you need to
    use either or.


    Terry R.
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    Anti-spam measures are included in my email address.
    Delete NOSPAM from the email address after clicking Reply.
     
  8. Paul Randall

    Paul Randall Flightless Bird

    There is a handy tool (usb safely remove!) at www.safelyremove.com that will
    give you much more info when you want to remove a flash drive. It is not
    free, but there is a free trial and if you don't pay for it, it becomes
    nagware and is still usable. The nag makes you wait a while before it lets
    you click 'order later', after which you can choose to safely remove your
    device.

    -Paul Randall

    "Jorge Cervantes" <machocraig@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-OxGWn9ZuKHA.3896@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >I am experiencing in losing data in flashdrives.
    > It seems that when files are copied onto flashdrive, I should wait for a
    > while before removing flashdrives from USB port. Does anybody know how
    > long should I wait before unplugging flashdrives. Jorge
    >
     

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