Microsoft has updated its support documents with a pleasant surprise for many: extracting a "pendrive" from the flip is completely safe in Windows 10. The implementation of a function known as "quick removal" allows Windows to identify possible write errors in the files during its transfer.
With this improvement, if we need to remove a USB stick, it will not be necessary to execute the sometimes tedious work of several steps to "safely remove storage", and wait a few seconds until the operating system gives us the go-ahead. Taking off will be as easy as putting. According to Microsoft "the [nueva] policy that manages storage operations it does it in such a way that the device is ready to be extracted at all times"
The new function keeps the data stored in the "pendrive" safe at all times
Removing USB memories from our computers has been the risk sport for years with more fans. Extracting the "pendrive" without the operating system could maintain orderly possible data writing operations could create a cascade of errors that left unused files inside.
Most problems were present in old versions of operating systems such as Windows Vista or XP, two versions with barely use today. In Windows 7 and Windows 10 the protection mechanisms established by Microsoft made it almost impossible for data to be lost or corrupted. Now they are much more, so much so that Microsoft considers "safe at any time". However, this advantage has a small drawback of slightly slower writing times at certain times. In other words, it can take a little longer to pass files, a slight loss but not specified.
The function will also protect against possible blackouts while we are copying data
To verify if your computer has this feature present, available from a recent update of Windows 10, you should follow the steps below. Open the File Explorer and select the drive from the USB memory or external hard drive you want (D :, E :, etc.). Once you find it, right click and select "Properties". In the new window you will find a "Policies" tab in which you should have set "Quick Removal" or "Quick Removal". This is the function that allows it to do so. If you select "Best performance" your external storage devices will go somewhat faster but you will lose this security measure.
Always have a good backup system
Keeping our data on multiple devices is always the smart and necessary option. Especially if they are documents of special importance that can not be generated again: work, school or unrepeatable personal material such as photographs and videos. If you lose a song in MP3 you can always download it from the Internet in the future, your personal documents are unrepeatable.
Use several "pendrive" and hard drives, or even make copies on DVD. Have copies stored on Internet platforms such as Dropbox, iCloud, Microsoft's OneDrive or Google Drive. They have free subscription plans if you do not want to pay money at this time. Always make multiple copies and do not depend on a single method or a single place. You never know when a computer failure, a theft, a loss or a fire can end your digital life.