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  1. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 10
    windows 10
       14 Oct 2016 #11

    brett, you did help me by telling me about the USB and the SD cards being different. The little eject Icon did show up when I put the SD card in. I just didn't know. I thought all strange things entering into the computer needed permission to leave. Thank for your help. Thanks to everyone. Glad I found you guys. I'll save you in my favorites as I have yet to have windows 10 save my browsing history, another irritant of windows 10. When I have the energy to battle that, I will be back.
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  2.    14 Oct 2016 #12

    Oops! I shoulda read the OP more closely. I apologize for the red herring I dragged into the discussion. But I also learned something useful and valuable: indeed my USB external drives don't offer Eject while memory cards and flash drives do. Thanks!
    I did, however, find a nice third-party utility called "RemoveDrive" that can do exactly what's needed from the command line.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  3. Joined : Nov 2015
    Illinois
    Posts : 11
    Win 10 Win 8.1
       14 Oct 2016 #13

    I have 3 USB hard drives and I get the eject icon for all of them.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 815
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511)
       14 Oct 2016 #14

    HRC said: View Post
    I have 3 USB hard drives and I get the eject icon for all of them.
    Yes, the eject icon on the taskbar ejects USB hard drives as well as cards/sticks. It's only in File Explorer that you can't eject a USB HDD. Bit of a problem for the OP as they still haven't got their icon to appear on the taskbar, File Explorer is all they can use.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 10
    windows 10
       14 Oct 2016 #15

    HRC said: View Post
    I have 3 USB hard drives and I get the eject icon for all of them.
    wish I did, would make me more comfortable although I don't use either very much.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 10
    windows 10
       14 Oct 2016 #16

    I guess I'll just make do. Thanks everyone. Tara
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  7. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 815
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511)
       14 Oct 2016 #17

    catara said: View Post
    I clicked on for the volume and the eject thingy to move to my taskbar, but only the volume showed up.
    Well, it should show up for any USB drive, memory stick or HDD - not just for SD cards. If it doesn't now appear for all of them, something is not working right. Sometimes a restart can fix issues like this (a shutdown may not be enough, not if 'fast shutdown' is in use).

    If a restart doesn't fix it, then try creating another account. Does the icon work properly for that one?

    As a workaround until we get the icon back, you can get a 'safely remove hardware' dialog box by running (from a command prompt or with WinKey + R) the command: RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

    You could make a shortcut on your desktop to run this, if you wish.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 10
    windows 10
       14 Oct 2016 #18

    how do I set up a short cut for that?


    I guess I am still a novice when it comes to all this. I do miss my windows 7...
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  9. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 815
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511)
       14 Oct 2016 #19

    catara said: View Post
    how do I set up a short cut for that?... I do miss my windows 7...
    Actually, this bit still works the same as it did in 7. Right-click on the desktop, select New > Shortcut. In the 'Type the location of the item' box type the command line. Click next, give it a name, click Finish and you're done.
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