Windows 10: Doubt about "Safely remove hardware" icon.

Discus and support Doubt about "Safely remove hardware" icon. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi everyone. A few months ago I had this problem. My "safely remove hardware" icon was missing. Some members tryed to help and, somehow, I figured out... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Ghost82, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Ghost82 Win User

    Doubt about "Safely remove hardware" icon.


    Hi everyone.

    A few months ago I had this problem. My "safely remove hardware" icon was missing. Some members tryed to help and, somehow, I figured out to solve that uninstalling USB devices.

    Well, since October Update 2018 this happened again. That icon is missing... BUT, its behaviour is different and that makes me doubt about it all. Let me explain. The icon, when I have not any USB device plugged, is not showing, but once I plug one into my USB ports, then appears. As long as I safely remove it, it dissapears.

    It's surprising because the configuration of my systray is exactly the same than before, so the icon should be visible in any situation, no matter if I have any USB device plugged in or not. So I've tryed every sollution that was posted at that thread, but nothing works.

    So here's my question: how it's supposed this icon has to behave? Has to be visible with and without external USB devices plugged in, or it only has to be there when you plug one of those?

    Thanks in advance!

    :)
     
    Ghost82, Oct 8, 2018
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  2. Safely remove hardware icon

    Hi Cynthia,

    For us to properly isolate the missing "Safely Remove Hardware icon" issue, we would like to know the following:

    • Were there any changes made on your computer prior to the issue (e.g., updates, software installation)?
    • When did the issue first begin?
    • To make sure that we have not missed on anything, what troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    Normally, this icon isn’t missing and it’s most likely hidden in your Taskbar. To reveal this icon, you may click the arrow in the bottom right corner to show more sysbar icons. If it is available, you may pin it to your Taskbar by following the steps below:

    • Connect a USB flash drive or any other removable storage to your PC.
    • Click the arrow in the bottom right corner to expand the sysbar section.
    • Now locate Safely Remove Hardware icon and drag it to your Taskbar.

    We look forward to your response.
     
    Michael Gall, Oct 8, 2018
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  3. FrankS Win User
    Safely Remove Hardware icon missing


    Hi
    In the last few days the 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon has gone missing from my Taskbar. Also, if I right-click on the USB stick or USB hard drive in 'This Computer' the Eject option is missing.
    In PC Settings/Personalisation/Taskbar/Notification area/Select which icons appear on the taskbar I have 'Always show all icons in the notification area' switched on & all items in the list are in the 'on' state including 'Windows Explorer (Safely Remove Hardware & Eject Media).
    Any suggestions?
     
    FrankS, Oct 8, 2018
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  4. Time Lady Win User

    Doubt about "Safely remove hardware" icon.

    safely remove hardware icon

    Chances are you did nothing wrong, I’m seeing several people with the same problem but there’s no entry within the registry.

    Some further suggestions here:

    https://windowsreport.com/safely-remove-hardwar...

    https://ccm.net/faq/2501-windows-the-safely-rem...

    https://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/7975...

    Note: This is a non-Microsoft website. The page appears to be providing accurate, safe information. Watch out for ads on the site that may advertise products frequently classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Products). Thoroughly research any product advertised
    on the site before you decide to download and install it.
     
    Time Lady, Oct 8, 2018
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