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On 2018-02-24 04:03, Carlos E.R. wrote:
> On 2018-02-22 19:42, ultred ragnusen wrote:
>> Wolf K<> wrote:
>>> AFAIK, Windows sees all USB-connected cameras, including phones. But
>>> unlike USB flash-drives, they do not have to be Removed. Just unplug
>>> them when you're done.
>> THANK YOU for that hint!
>> I hope it's true, because it's a pain to have to wait to shut it down
>> first, but where I've had to laboriously recover (e.g., Recuva) data big
>> time by not shutting down the drive with USB HDD drives after copying over
>> large amounts of data.
>> So it's nice to know (if it's true) that you can just unplug a phone
>> without worry of data corruption.
> Not entirely true.
> There will not be filesystem corruption, but if a file was being written
> it will be incomplete (and possibly deleted). And if there is a bunch of
> files waiting to be transferred, they won't. Going through the motions
> of secure removal will ensure all the files are written.
> MTP does file by file individual and complete operations.

Good points, but this Windows 8/1 box doesn't list any of the cameras as 
USB-connected mass-storage devices, so the Safe Removal applet doesn't 
apply. I suspect this is the most common case.

So I just wait till the copying is done. :-) I delete in-camera.

Wolf K
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