Safe removal of USB devices

Any connected USB mass storage devices should always be removed by using the Remove safely feature to ensure that all data are saved.

Users on their device can right-click the USB icon (live information icon) on the system bar1 and then click Remove safely.

Defining a key combination for safe removal of all USB devices

In the Scout Console, you can define a key combination that allows the users to remove all connected USB mass storage devices safely in one step. The following instructions use the key combination alt+Windows+S as an example:

  1. In the Scout Console, for the relevant devices, open Advanced device configuration > Advanced file entries.

  2. Define the following entry

    File /setup/terminal.ini
    Section Layout
    Entry UsbUnmountHotKey
    Value <Alt><Mod4><Hyper>s

For further information, see Advanced file entries.