Windows 10: Safely Remove Icon not working properly

Discus and support Safely Remove Icon not working properly in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hello Everybody! I'm new here. I just upgraded to Windows 10 1511 (November Update), and saw the new (modernized) Safely Remove icon in the system... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by jdbcastrence, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. Safely Remove Icon not working properly


    Hello Everybody! I'm new here.

    I just upgraded to Windows 10 1511 (November Update), and saw the new (modernized) Safely Remove icon in the system tray - and the problem, it's not working properly.

    Here's my screenshot:

    Safely Remove Icon not working properly [​IMG]


    Whereas before:

    Safely Remove Icon not working properly [​IMG]

    (I know, it's a Windows 7 Screenshot, I found it online, it's just for reference)

    As we can see from the comparison, mine only shows the second row, that being the device description (Name and drive letter), and no longer shows "Eject Storage Device".

    So the safely remove icon in the system tray is now practically useless. I search over, and found no one with the same issue, nor did I find any direct fix. I shutdown and reboot a couple of times, tried different USB devices and ports, I also did try a couple of related tweaks, like changing the removal policy, and scan for hardware changes, etc - but still, no luck.

    Though note, the eject function is still available through file explorer:

    Safely Remove Icon not working properly [​IMG]


    If anyone knows any fix, please help! Thank you.

    :)
     
    jdbcastrence, Nov 14, 2015
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  2. rjpe Win User

    Safe to remove hardware message no longer shows in Windows 10 Pro x64

    need registry key to enable "safe to remove hardware" message in Windows 10. This message no longer appears after "Safely remove hardware and eject media" is selected from the notification area's icon. The system is working properly but is simply not displaying
    the "safe to remove message" which it previously did.
     
  3. Safely Remove Icon

    Hi there,

    I had this same problem several months ago and I found the solution watching this video at

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4iMAQBh_lE.

    Solved my problem ...... No need to go in the registry if you are not confortable with it.

    Don't forget to mark as answered to help others find the solution much quicker.
     
    mr.rob1957, Nov 14, 2015
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  4. TPigPog Win User

    Safely Remove Icon not working properly

    Hi, I have updated to the November Update and had a problem of my own which is now resolved. I feel your pain. Just saying that my Safely Remove Hardware is working normally, but it actually doesn't matter if you safely remove or not so long as your not transferring data or got the file open on the given storage device. I do understand though that it's always nice to have that feature of the OS working anyway.
     
    TPigPog, Nov 14, 2015
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