Hide Windows Remove USB Safely Tray Icon.

  1. ArlandrioFF's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro CORE x64
       #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 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    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
    Posts : 30
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro CORE x64
    Thread Starter
       #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. Edwin's Avatar
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    Windows 10
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    ArlandrioFF said:
    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
    Posts : 30
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro CORE x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Edwin said:
    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. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #6

    Edwin said:
    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
       #7

    rfcdvc said:
    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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