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I have a usb key drive I use in Linux to store data. The problem is that when I log in to Gnome, I have two icons, "removable" and "removable2." These two icons WILL NOT go away. If I plug in my key drive, a "removable3" is added to the desktop. If I restart the PC with the key drive attached, a "removable3" and "removable4" will be added to the desktop and the process begins again, so I do not want to restart the PC with the key attached. I have tried right-clicking on the icon and selecting "Unmount Volume" or right-clicking on the desktop and unchecking the disk, but all that happens is a little spike in my CPU meter and the icons remain on the desktop. I have done this both in and out of root access. I have tried deleting the icon, but I get an error message saying, "You cannot delete a volume icon." Any suggestions or solutions? Any will be appreciated. Thanks!
I finally got one to disappear. I somehow tricked MDK in believing I never plugged the key in. Then, I sent files to one of the existing icons and then opened the drive to ferify the files were there. Once the files were verified, I closed the window and then unplugged the key and all but one icon disappeared.