How to Eject My Memory Stick on My Apple Mac

By Aaron Thornton

Memory sticks are convenient for storing and traveling with computer files. They are a replacement for floppy disks that were prevalent until the early 2000s. They often carry between 2 and 32 gigabytes, which is more than enough space to store all your important files. Most come in sturdy plastic cases and can even be put on a key ring for convenience. With enough space, it is possible to travel without a computer and still get your work done using Internet cafes.

Step 1

Access the desktop. To eject a memory stick on a Mac, you have to get to the desktop. Close or minimize all windows by either clicking on the red "X" in the top left or by double-clicking on the top of the window to minimize it.

Step 2

Hold down the "Control" key and click on the memory stick's icon on the desktop. This is the equivalent of a "right-click" on a Mac. A drop-down menu should appear. Click on the option that says "Eject XXXX," where "XXXX" is the name of your memory stick. You can also click and hold on the drive, and drag it to the trash bin to eject it.

Step 3

Wait for the drive to disappear and then pull the memory stick out of the USB slot.

Tips & Warnings

  • Overlooking Step 2 can potentially delete any data on your memory stick, leaving it completely blank.