How to eject a memory stick or thumb drive from Intel iMac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 63dot, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. 63dot macrumors 603


    Jun 12, 2006
    i know you can drag the thumb drive icon into the trash and then take out the thumb drive from the usb port

    ...but can you "select" the icon on the desktop and hit "command e", and then take out the thumb drive from the usb port?

    thanks in advance
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    This should work. You should give it a few seconds to unmount the drive before you whip it out. I'm using Semulov, a free utility for your menubar that allows you to eject volumes. Also it supports Growl, so you can get a notification popup that the volume has successfully unmounted.
  3. skwij macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2006
    Belleville, ON, Canada
    Right click or Ctrl click should also give the option to eject.

    You can also eject directly from a Finder window.
  4. Super Macho Man macrumors 6502a

    Super Macho Man

    Jul 24, 2006
    Hollywood, CA
    Yes... once it disappears from the desktop it's safe to eject.

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