Windows 10: Where is the Safely Remove Hardware icon

Discus and support Where is the Safely Remove Hardware icon in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hello, I'm new to Windows 10 and to this forum. I can't find the eject hardware icon anywhere. Under windows 7 it was in the system tray at bottom... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by PeterL, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. PeterL Win User

    Where is the Safely Remove Hardware icon


    Hello, I'm new to Windows 10 and to this forum. I can't find the eject hardware icon anywhere. Under windows 7 it was in the system tray at bottom right. Few questions, please:

    1. So where is that eject hardware icon?

    2. I'm assuming that mice and keyboards can be removed at any time safely as there is no data transfer. Is that correct?

    Thanks,

    Peter

    :)
     
    PeterL, Aug 18, 2015
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  2. Ralph C. Win User

    Why is the Safely Remove Hardware icon missing in Windows 10?

    Annette_57,

    If I remember right, I ran the following three commands as administrator in command prompt: first I ran sfc /scannow. If this finds any problems you must restart your computer in order for the command to attempt to fix your file system. Then I ran DISM.exe
    /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth. It takes about 20 to 25 minutes to complete. Then I ran DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth. This also takes about the same length of time. When you try to execute these last two commands, check the version
    numbers displayed in the command prompt window after you hit enter. Give it a few seconds to display the second number. If they don't match, these commands won't work. I think there is a way to use the DISM commands even if the versions displayed don't
    match, but I don't know how to do that. On three Windows 7 computers I worked on the versions did not match, so I was unable to use those commands to repair the computers. On my Windows 10 computer the versions always match, so I use these commands occasionally
    if I run into problems. It is also a good idea to run disk check with all options checked. It takes a while, but it can fix file system errors, recover bad sectors on your drive and reclaim sectors mistakenly marked as allocated. If you want to run it as
    an elevated command prompt, this is a good command to use: chkdsk C: /f /r /b (for NTFS only-otherwise, use chkdsk C: /f /r. If your drive is not named C:, you must substitute your drive letter. I hope this helps. Good luck.
     
    Ralph C., Aug 18, 2015
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  3. Why is the Safely Remove Hardware icon missing in Windows 10?

    Hi Ralph,

    Thank you for sharing the information. If you have any other queries related to Windows, please ask and we'll be glad to help.
     
    Rohit Siddegowda, Aug 18, 2015
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  4. Bazz Win User

    Where is the Safely Remove Hardware icon

    It's in the same place on my system.
     
  5. WhyMe Win User
    ...yup...in the same place except that by default the 'remove hardware' icon is hidden within the expanded section (accessed by clicking the up-arrow in the tray)

    You can move it into the permanent area of the tray via Settings>System>Notification
    Then click on the 'Select Which Icons Appear on the Taskbar"
    Finally, choose your option for each icon
     
    WhyMe, Aug 18, 2015
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  6. Bazz Win User
    Ahh yes I always show all icons and only have 3 set as default so I never even considered that.
     
  7. PeterL Win User
    Thanks! It was a good opportunity to clean up my system tray, too.
     
    PeterL, Aug 18, 2015
    #7
  8. mmaslack Win User

    Where is the Safely Remove Hardware icon

    I followed the instructions and turned on the notification, but it still does not appear.
     
    mmaslack, Aug 24, 2015
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  9. Kanata Win User
    What is the exact item of hardware you are looking to eject? I believe the icon in the notification bar only appears when there is actually an 'ejectable' device connected to the computer.
     
    Kanata, Aug 24, 2015
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  10. tinmar49 Win User
    Mice and keyboards can be removed but if they use the old PS2 connections it would be wise to power down the pc before reconnecting them.
     
    tinmar49, Aug 24, 2015
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  11. copper Win User
    Not there
     
    copper, Apr 5, 2018
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