I am running 8.1. I have an external hard drive connected to the PC. How do I disconnect the hard drive without damaging the data contained in it?
Truthfully Howard, just unplugging that bad boy probably won’t hurt the data or the device at all, but the best practice is to eject the drive. Here’s how to do it.
Go to This PC and right click on your external drive and select “Eject.” Then remove the drive.