How crucially important it was to safely remove a flash drive before ripping it out of your PC? You know how every tech expert in your life told you that. Have you ever try to be an expert? However, It is confirmed by Microsoft once and for all that if you are using Windows 10, you don’t need to worry about that.
A feature called “quick removal” has been introduced in the Windows 10. You can yank a drive at any moment you like. As you plug in a new device to the Windows 10 version 1809, according to the Microsoft’s own support guidance it’s now the default setting for each new drive.
Actually, “quick removal” keeps Windows from continuously trying to write to a flash drive. This function help in the event when you disconnect the drive. Technically, when version 1809 first started rolling out back in October Microsoft flipped this switch. So, it would not be a surprise for every reader who has experienced it already.
The news is making the rounds about the company’s notifying IT professionals that the update is being available more broadly. According to a Microsoft-expert colleague Tom Warren, the company has added many protections to keep your flash drives safe since Windows 7.
But it is also true that mixed messages are being sent by the Microsoft about the need to safely remove drives for a while. Consequently, the vestigial feature of “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media” is still present in the operating system. You can also check your system tray to confirm that it is still there.
So, you can say that you have added one more question to ask your kids about the process of safely ejecting a flash drive. That will be“Do you remember this thing that old’s used to do?”, Just like other questions, for example, adjusting the tracking on a VHS tape and shouting at your family not to pick up the telephone while you’re downloading a new webpage.