Is there a way to always have the "Safely Remove Hardware"

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  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Entreprise and Pro x64
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    Is there a way to always have the "Safely Remove Hardware"


    Hello guys, is there a way to always have the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the notification tray ?
    Using some regedit key or something ?
    Thanks in advance and have a nice day
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  2. Posts : 56,117
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #2

    ChuckLennon said:
    Hello guys, is there a way to always have the Last One To Post Wins [171] icon in the notification tray ?
    Using some regedit key or something ?
    Thanks in advance and have a nice day
    The "Safely Remove Hardware" icon is triggered only when a device using system cache writing is ejected. The act of ejecting it tells the system to flush any un-written data to the device, then tell you it's OK to disconnect it.

    So having it always there is not possible when there's no associated device to trigger it.
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  3. Posts : 2,234
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
       #3

    If you have a USB device which you can eject - say hard drive - then it should appear all the time. If not then it won’t show.
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  4. Posts : 12,487
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #4

    However, you may need to right-click the Taskbar, click Taskbar settings and go to the Notification Area section and make a change in the first item there.
    Select which items appear on the taskbar.
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  5. Posts : 11,654
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #5

    ChuckLennon said:
    Hello guys, is there a way to always have the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the notification tray ?
    Using some regedit key or something ?
    Thanks in advance and have a nice day
    Chuck,

    Right-click on Taskbar,
    Taskbar settings,
    Select which icons appear on the taskbar,
    Windows explorer [Safely remove ...] - On

    The icon will
    automatically appear when there is a connected device, and
    automatically disappear when there is no connected device.

    Denis
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  6. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro
       #6

    Ya it only shows up there if you have something to remove, Why would you want it to always be there ?
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  7. Posts : 12,487
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #7

    And don't forget in File Explorer there is an Eject choice on the context menu when right-clicking a removable drive or optical disc.
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  8. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Entreprise and Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Thanks for all these replies
    In fact, I know how to trigger its appearance and how to enable/disable it aswell, but I would love to have it even without anything connected to the computer
    I want to have so just because I love it, there's no particular reason or anything.
    You say it only appears when an external device is connected, but then, isn't it a way to either disable the condition of "when a device connect" or to fool Windows into thinking there is a device when there isn't ?
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  9. Posts : 12,487
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #9

    ChuckLennon said:
    You say it only appears when an external device is connected, but then, isn't it a way to either disable the condition of "when a device connect" or to fool Windows into thinking there is a device when there isn't ?
    Mine is "fooled" because I have 2 USB drives plugged in so adding more doesn't change anything, just adds to the list.
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  10. Posts : 35,586
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #10

    If you want an icon present even when a device isn't connected, get USB Safely Remove (not free). And it is a good utility. Sometimes given away.

    Is there a way to always have the "Safely Remove Hardware"-untitled.png

    No USB devices connected - bar my mouse, which doesn't count here.
    Turns green if there is a storage device connected.
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