Windows 10: Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media not working

Discus and support Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media not working in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" Notification is not working, has anyone else had this issue with 1809. I like the feature as I've had a couple... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by FunkMaster, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media not working


    "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" Notification is not working, has anyone else had this issue with 1809. I like the feature as I've had a couple of bad experiences pulling a drive out when it was not ready. Sure the little Drive Icon goes away but I like the notification.

    :)
     
    FunkMaster, Feb 7, 2019
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  2. Mark Isi Win User

    Missing Eject in "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" List

    Hi Tze Lin Wong,

    The configuration to this can be found under settings. To enable this feature follow these steps:

    1. Right-click the taskbar and select Taskbar settings.
    2. Under Notification Area, choose
      Select which icons appear on the taskbar.
    3. Scroll to Windows Explorer: Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media
      and turn it on.

    If this doesn't work, I suggest that you check with your USB drive manufacturer for new drivers or other updates.

    All the best.
     
    Mark Isi, Feb 7, 2019
    #2
  3. Missing Eject in "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" List

    I use to be able to eject my USB drive via "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" with list as below:

    - Open Devices and Printers
    - Eject Data Traveler 111
    - USB Drive (DSafely Remove Hardware and Eject Media not working :)
    - Eject My Passport Ultra
    - My Passport (ESafely Remove Hardware and Eject Media not working :)

    However recently the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" list seems corrupted and shows:

    - Open Devices and Printers
    - USB Drive (DSafely Remove Hardware and Eject Media not working :)

    - My Passport (ESafely Remove Hardware and Eject Media not working :)

    with { - USB Drive (DSafely Remove Hardware and Eject Media not working :) } and { - My Passport (ESafely Remove Hardware and Eject Media not working :) } are grayed out.

    Currently the only way for me is go to file explorer and right click the removable drive and click Eject.

    Please help!
     
    Tze Lin Wong, Feb 7, 2019
    #3
  4. Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media not working

    Hiding devices from Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media list

    In my Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media list both my internal SSD and storage drive are listed. I want to be able to hide/remove these drives from the list. After a lot of searching all I could find was a registry trick for Win7 which no longer applies
    in Win10. All the other suggestions have been to shut off hot swapping but that is something I use. This is a work machine that I am often connecting and disconnecting drives from. It seems like it should be a simple thing to mark certain devices to not be
    listed. What can I do?
     
    Mitch13212412, Feb 7, 2019
    #4
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