How to Safely removing the USB device from Windows or macOS

How to safely eject a USB device from the computer.

Please see Answer ID 14925: Windows or macOS cannot find my drive for troubleshooting assistance

Having trouble unmounting / unable to safely eject a USB device, please see Answer ID 274: Unable to safely remove (unmount) a WD external drive in Windows


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