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I took some videos off a usb flash drive, then went and selected " safely remove usb" and the light continued to blink on the flashdrive, I pulled it out ...
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    I took some videos off a usb flash drive, then went and selected " safely remove usb" and the light continued to blink on the flashdrive, I pulled it out any way, and the root folder turned red... everything seems ok, but how do you know when it's ok to safely remove a usb devise ?

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    I check blinking light of USB only and if you are not sure, execute df -h command in Terminal and check if it lists USB drive in mounted devices.
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    It can take awhile for a USB drive to sync when it has had a lot of data added or removed, depending upon the speed of the drive. I have had to wait for at least several minutes in some cases for the drive to be physically updated. So, DO NOT pull the drive until the blinking stops and the desktop icon has disappeared. To do otherwise is to risk corrupting the file system on the device and being unable to access your remaining data.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
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