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How to Eject USB from Chromebook Safely

Unplug USB the right way!

USB drives remain a handy companion for many of us.

When it comes to ejecting them, many of us think it’s just a pull-out. 

But no. It is important to do it rightly in order to safeguard your data from getting lost or corrupt and ensure the longevity of the device.

In our guide, we will show you how to eject a USB from a Chromebook safely and why it is important. So, be with us till the end.

How to Eject USB on Chromebook Safely

How to Eject USB from an HP or Acer Chromebook Safely 

On Windows or macOS, it is comparatively easier to eject devices as the USB drives are visible rightly on the desktop. 

However, when it comes to ChromeOS, the process is a little tricky.

Follow the steps on your HP and Acer Chromebook:

1. Click on the Launcher icon at the bottom left corner and open the Files app.

2. On the left sidebar, right-click on USB Drive, and select Eject device.

Note: You can also click on the Eject icon next to USB Drive or press CTRL+Shift+E keys on the keyboard.

click on eject

3. Once done, remove the USB from the slot.

Also Read: How to Charge Chromebook with USB

How to Eject SD/Memory Card from Chromebook

Follow the steps mentioned below to eject the SD/memory card from your Chromebook:

1. Click on the Launcher icon at the bottom left corner and open the Files app.

2. Right-click on the SD card option from the left panel and select Eject device.

Right-click on the SD card option from the left panel and select Eject device

Also Read: What is Chromebook Powerwash: When and How to Use It

Why is It Important to Eject the USB Safely?

When you plug a USB into a computer or let’s say Chromebook in this case, it establishes a connection with the OS, and you can read and write data to the drive. 

So, it is important to eject the drive safely, as doing so: 

  • Protects files from being corrupt or damaged
  • Ensures all background processes are completely stopped
  • Prevents errors and inconsistencies in the file system
  • Protects permanent data loss in the drive
  • Clears out cache data properly

We hope our guide helped you learn how to eject a USB from your Chromebook safely.

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