Removable media such as CDs and DVDs, USB storage disks, digital cameras, and floppy disks will be displayed as icons on your desktop. These icons will not appear until you place the media into their appropriate devices. To open a disk, double-click its icon to display a file manager window and the files on it.
Ubuntu now supports removable devices and media such as digital cameras, PDAs, card readers, and even USB printers. These devices are handled automatically with an appropriate device interface set up on the fly when needed. Such hotplugged devices are identified, and where appropriate, their icons will appear in the file manager window. For example, when you connect a USB drive to your system, it will be detected and displayed as a storage device with its own file system.
Caution If you copy files to a disk, CD, or DVD, be sure to unmount it first before removing it from the drive (right-click the icon and choose Unmount Volume).
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