External USB drive removal - unmount?

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EdB
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External USB drive removal - unmount?

Post by EdB » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:48 pm

If I have a USB external drive attached, can I safely unplug it after selecting "unmount" from the Nemo menu?
That is, is 'unmount' equivalent to Windows 'safely remove"?

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Re: External USB drive removal - unmount?

Post by HaveaMint » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:51 pm

I haven't had any problems with your way. I usually get a brief popup saying wait one sec while writing to it and then it unmounts.
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Re: External USB drive removal - unmount?

Post by HaveaMint » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:52 pm

However I use Thunar in xfce.
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Re: External USB drive removal - unmount?

Post by catweazel » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:57 am

EdB wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:48 pm
If I have a USB external drive attached, can I safely unplug it after selecting "unmount" from the Nemo menu?
Yes.
EdB wrote:That is, is 'unmount' equivalent to Windows 'safely remove"?
Sort of. The drive won't unmount if something on it is in use.
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