Windows 10: Safe to remove hardware?

Discus and support Safe to remove hardware? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I often use pen drives for certain purposes, and after ejecting the drive using the "safely remove hardware" icon on the task bar, I used to get an all... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Willabong, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. Willabong Win User

    Safe to remove hardware?


    I often use pen drives for certain purposes, and after ejecting the drive using the "safely remove hardware" icon on the task bar, I used to get an all clear message pop up on the lower right screen telling me it was safe to remove the pen drive! This message no longer appears? It does appear on both my laptops but not on my desktop.
    It may seem like a small thing to some, but I have had a pen drive corrupt on me because I forgot to remove it properly, so I would like the message back!
    Does anyone know where the setting for this feature resides? I can find nothing in the "notifications" settings?

    Thanks in advance!

    :)
     
    Willabong, Jul 28, 2019
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  2. Safely Remove Hardware tool

    Thank you for the update, Murray. Since you mentioned that you've already tried running the rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll command to no avail, we suggest that you create a shortcut or even a batch file using the same command. Just run
    the shortcut or batch file and see if the Safely Remove Hardware dialog window will appear. To create a shortcut, follow these steps:

    • Right-click on the desktop and click on New > Shortcut.
    • In the Type the location of the item box, type in, or copy and paste the following command:
      • rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll
    • Click Next and then give it a name like Safely Remove Hardware, and then click on
      Finish.

    Keep us in the loop.
     
    Aileen Alf, Jul 28, 2019
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  3. 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, Jul 28, 2019
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  4. FrankS Win User

    Safe to remove hardware?

    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, Jul 28, 2019
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