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Unmounting a USB stick – a reminder.

Well, this is embarrassing. 

For many years I have been doing regular backups of all my files to a USB stick using a fancy script that I wrote. 
It's worked well until yesterday when nothing seemed to be written despite no error messages being displayed. 
It turned out that the USB stick had been corrupted and I had to consult the internet to fix and reformat the device. 

When one inserts a USB stick the file manager is started autom...
Well, this is embarrassing. 

For many years I have been doing regular backups of all my files to a USB stick using a fancy script that I wrote. 
It's worked well until yesterday when nothing seemed to be written despite no error messages being displayed. 
It turned out that the USB stick had been corrupted and I had to consult the internet to fix and reformat the device. 

When one inserts a USB stick the file manager is started autom...