Re: Safely Remove Hardware question

Tom Behler


I appreciate your insights here.

Like you, I would always just wait until I was sure everything was saved,
copied, etc., and then would remove my USB device.

However, I then started getting suggestions that it was still good to use
the safely remove option, so am just trying to get a feel for the territory

I guess this is one of those topics on which opinions will vary.

Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Dave Carlson
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Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2015 12:47 AM
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Subject: Re: Safely Remove Hardware question


I've only used it once, and found it irritating and useless. When I copy or
paste to a USB Thumb drive, I just wait until I'm able to navigate through
the list of files on that drive, and then I know I can pull it out.

If you're using an external disc or hard drive, you might want to make sure
that there are no programs running that are accessing the drive before
disconnecting -- that might be the one and only time I'd consider using the
feature. Use JAWS+F11 to get to the system tray, arrow to "safe to remove"
item and press enter.

Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and pioneer

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Behler via Jfw" <>
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Windows support list.'" <>
Cc: "Tom Behler" <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 07:35 PM
Subject: Safely Remove Hardware question

Hello, everyone.

I am sure this may seem pretty elementary to some, but I actually have
gotten varying opinions on the need to use the "safely remove hardware"
option for USB devices such as USB thumb drives, and USB external hard

So, I have two questions:

1. Is it still necessary to invoke the "safely remove hardware" option
when using any of these USB devices? I have heard that in later operating
systems like Windows 7, this is not as necessary as it used to be.


2. How does one easily get to the "safely remove hardware" option, if
it would be a good idea for me to use it?

I am using Windows 7 and Jaws 16 here.

Thank you!

Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan

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