How to quickly remove a USB drive on Windows 10

Do you eject your USB drives before you unplug them? Simple tips and tricks can save you a few clicks, and sometimes because you'll never have to uninstall a flash drive again. In this article, we will walk you through the entire procedure to safely but quickly remove a USB drive in Windows 10.

Securely remove a USB drive on Windows 10

To safely uninstall a USB drive on Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Device Manager in the search box and then click the Device Manager option, as shown in the figure below.

Device manager

Once you click on the Device Manager option, the following screen will appear in front of you.

Disk Drives

Now locate the Disk Drives option as highlighted in the image above. Click on the arrow of the Disk Drives option and the following options will be displayed.

Disk drive properties

Under the Disk Drives option, you will see some drives. Right click on them and a menu will open. Then select the Properties option from the menu that pops up, as highlighted in the image above. When you click on the Properties option, the following dialog box will appear.

Enable quick removal option for USB Disk

Select the Remove Quickly (Default) option and then click the OK button as highlighted in the image above. Now close the Device Manager screen.

You can safely uninstall this particular USB drive without ejecting it first when there is no write operation in progress.

Completion

If you follow this procedure, you can safely uninstall a USB drive on Windows 10.

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