Hide Windows Remove USB Safely Tray Icon. Solved

  1. ArlandrioFF's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro CORE x64
       08 Oct 2015 #1

    Hide Windows Remove USB Safely Tray Icon.


    Does someone knows a way to hide it for good? Not disabling it, because that could cause some trouble, just that doesn't show in the tray? A .reg file would be awesome.

    I want this for 2 reasons: First, I don't use it, I use USB Disk Ejector; and second because it's wasting space. And don't worry, everything in there has a purpose, as myself installed everyone of them.

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    Cheers!

    PS: Sorry for my English, it's not my native language. If there was any misspelling or error, let me know. Also, I had to translate somethings from Spanish to English, so perhaps it's not the most accurate.
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       08 Oct 2015 #2

    On my Win10 I can show or hide some of the icons in the Notification Area. I right-click the Taskbar, choose Properties to get the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties panel. Then I click Customize beside "Notification area:" which gets me the Notifications & Actions panel where I can make changes. I prefer Hide for that particular icon as prematurely removing a USB drive can, and usually does, result in corrupted files. It's needed to assure stopping access to the device when Windows has finished reading it and writing to it.
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  3. ArlandrioFF's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro CORE x64
    Thread Starter
       09 Oct 2015 #3

    I know but my picture shows those hidden tray icons. I just want to hide it from sight. It's showing because I have a USB Wi-Fi antenna plug in.
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  4.    09 Oct 2015 #4

    ArlandrioFF said: View Post
    I know but my picture shows those hidden tray icons. I just want to hide it from sight. It's showing because I have a USB Wi-Fi antenna plug in.
    Save the following as a .bat file and place it in your Start Up folder:

    Code:
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\SysTray" /v "Services" /t reg_dword /d 29 /f
    systray
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  5. ArlandrioFF's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro CORE x64
    Thread Starter
       09 Oct 2015 #5

    Edwin said: View Post
    Save the following as a .bat file and place it in your Start Up folder:

    Code:
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\SysTray" /v "Services" /t reg_dword /d 29 /f
    systray

    You won a cookie! Or a whole cake in this case Thanks a lot Edwin! :)
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  6.    18 Jan 2016 #6

    Edwin said: View Post
    Save the following as a .bat file and place it in your Start Up folder:

    Code:
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\SysTray" /v "Services" /t reg_dword /d 29 /f
    systray
    Hope this helps some of those who have had problems making this work...

    Placing this bat file itself into the startup does not run on my system. However placing a 'Shortcut' to it rather than the actual file, does work. That was not mentioned in the original post.
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  7. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       27 May 2017 #7

    rfcdvc said: View Post
    Hope this helps some of those who have had problems making this work...

    Placing this bat file itself into the startup does not run on my system. However placing a 'Shortcut' to it rather than the actual file, does work. That was not mentioned in the original post.
    Still useful. Thanks for the "shortcut" method. Worked as a charm on my VM's win 10 pro.
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