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Best advice is to simply close Windows Explorer, or the program that is
writing to your thumb drive. That ensures there is no writing left. If the
window refuses to close due to drive activity, then wait. As Brian says, most
file writing is extremely fast and when you have a prompt back in whatever
program, you're usually already long done with the file writing.
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Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:59
Subject: Re: System Tray Icons, How to Rearrange in Windows
I ask again, sort of, how do we know a write task is done without sight?
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
~ Blaise Pascal ~
On 3/16/2019 2:56 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Mar 16, 2019 at 02:50 PM, Maria Campbell wrote:
As a sighted person you may tell by looking, but we, the blind,
have to tell by vibration.I actually seldom use anything on the
drive itself as far as thumb drives or SD cards go to determine whether a task
is finished writing. Virtually anything where I'm copying, saving, etc.,
to a drive (be it a HDD or thumb/SD) gives a status that it's done.
Saving something like a word file, unless it were to be a multi-thousand
page tome, is always over before you could even move your hand to pull the
I'm not telling anyone that they should not use Eject if they so
choose. But what I am saying is that if you are confident that there is
no write activity currently in process for a USB connected storage device that
using Eject gains you nothing. Some will always use it just for the
comfort factor, and that's fine. Just don't panic if you have to
pull a drive without being able to do so that you know was not being written
to at the time.
Brian - Windows
10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build
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