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Raspberry Pi For Dummies by Mike Cook, Sean McManus

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Using External Storage Devices in the Desktop Environment

When you’re using the desktop environment, you can plug in external USB storage devices, such as external hard drives or USB keys (also known as flash drives), and the Raspberry Pi automatically recognizes them. Figure 4-4 shows you the window that appears when you connect a device. You can then view the device in the File Manager to access its files.

Flipping ahead to Figure 4-5, my USB key is shown in my list of places on the left as 66 MB Filesystem. I can click its name to see its files.

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Figure 4-4: Removable storage attached to your Raspberry Pi is automatically detected.

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