USB thumb drive pulled and icon left on desktop - how do I remove it??

Jay Ridgley jridgley2 at
Sat Jan 17 19:54:28 UTC 2009


Yes, I know, I did it wrong...

I did a backup to a thumb drive I had inserted in a USB port. After the 
backup task completed and without thinking clearly, I simply pulled the 
drive out; now the icon that indicates the 4.1 GB Media is mounted 
remains. I have tried to unmount the drive that doesn't work and move it 
to trash and that did not work either.

If I put the drive back in a new icon pops up and I can unmount it and 
that one goes away. The other one just hangs around...

Short of logging out and back in (I am not sure that will work either, 
since a user swap left it) or restarting my system how do I  go about 
removing this critter?



Jay Ridgley
jridgley2 at
Registered Linux User ID - 9115
Registered Ubuntu User ID - 23320

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