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The file manager can initiate various actions when removable media appears, such as mounting it, opening a file manager window to view its contents, or running a suitable application that can handle it (for example, a music player for an audio CD). See Media on how to configure these actions for different media formats.
To mount media is to make the file system of the media available for access. When you mount media, the file system of the media is attached as a subdirectory to your file system.
To mount media, insert the media in the appropriate device. An icon that represents the media is added to the desktop. The icon is added only if your system is configured to mount the device automatically when the media is detected.
If your system is not configured to mount the device automatically, you must mount the device manually.
The Computer dialog is displayed.
An icon that represents the media is added to the desktop.
Note - You cannot change the name of a removable media icon.
You can display media contents in any of the following ways:
Double-click the icon that represents the media on the desktop.
Right-click the icon that represents the media on the desktop, and then choose Open.
A file manager window displays the contents of the media. To reload the display, click Reload.
To display the properties of removable media, right-click the icon that represents the media on the desktop, and then choose Properties. A dialog displays the properties of the media.
To close the properties dialog, click Close.
To eject media, right-click the media icon on the desktop, and then choose Eject. If the drive for the media is a motorized drive, the media is ejected from the drive. If the drive for the media is not motorized, wait until the desktop icon for the media disappears, and then eject the media manually.
Note - You cannot eject media from a motorized drive when the media is mounted.
You must unmount removable media before ejecting. Do not remove a USB flash drive before you unmount the flash drive. If you do not unmount the media first, you might lose data.
The desktop icon for the drive disappears from the display.