Prevent document corruption with removable devices

Are you saving or exporting an InDesign file on a removable device, such as USB stick, pen drive, external drive? Follow this simple step to prevent your file from becoming corrupt or damaged.

Non removable device

Sometimes, saving or exporting a file to a removable device results in document corruption if the device is not removed or ejected safely from the computer.  

Do the following to safely remove the device:

  • [On Windows] Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the taskbar.
  • [On macOS] Click the Eject icon in the Finder window or right-click on the desktop and choose Eject <Name of the device, such as USB stick or pen drive or hard drive>.
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