How Disable the Windows 10 USB ‘Quick Removal for ALL USBs?

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  1. DC4
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 OS Build; 19042.867
       #1

    How Disable the Windows 10 USB ‘Quick Removal for ALL USBs?


    Hello Windows 10 Forum,

    I would like to be able to see ‘Safe To Remove’ USB Device Bubble again, for safely remove all of my USB Devices.

    I have been able find where to disable the ‘Quick Removal’ for each USB and Micro SD, but still no Bubble with a Message to say that it is safe to be removed.

    I was hoping to find a post that gave instruction on where to enable or disable a Local Group Policy, as I did for the removal of ‘Cortana’.

    Alternatively the addition or editing of the Registry.

    I will look forward to your feedback.

    DC4

    Windows 10 Pro [20H2]
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  2. Posts : 42,945
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    Hi, the discussion here may be of interest:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...0-72d3d7218640
    (I've not experimented as I normally use 3rd party USB Safely Remove out of habit).

    The notification issue has been covered here on tenforums:
    "Safe to remove" pop-up does not appear.

    Hope that's some use.
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  3. Posts : 1,746
    Windows 10 Pro x64 22H2
       #3
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  4. DC4
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 OS Build; 19042.867
    Thread Starter
       #4

    dalchina said:
    Hi, the discussion here may be of interest:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...0-72d3d7218640
    (I've not experimented as I normally use 3rd party USB Safely Remove out of habit).

    The notification issue has been covered here on tenforums:
    "Safe to remove" pop-up does not appear.

    Hope that's some use.

    Dalchina,

    Thank you for sending me the information within your feedback.

    As yet pending implementation and testing on my Laptop as I have only read the reply via my mobile.

    Dispite what Microsoft have said about no longer needing a safe to eject notification... And with reference to the use of 3rd Party USB Eject Software.

    Are you at liberty to share which 3rd Party USB Eject Software you have found to be the easiest and best to use for those of us who would prefer to still see a "Safe To Eject" Notification.

    Thank you in advance for your feedback.

    Kind Regards,

    DC4

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    Thank you for posting this URL.
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  5. Posts : 42,945
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #5

    Hi, having temporarily killed my 3rd party utility (USB Safely remove) I can confirm that on my build (I'm staying with 1903 for a couple of reasons for now) I can see a 'Safe to Remove' notification and hear a tone with the USB device set to either Better Performance or Quick Removal.
    -default-safe-remove-notification-both-.png
    if I rt click and Eject the device.
    -default-tray-icon-behaviour-better-performance.png

    - note the option in Settings to make this icon visible in the notification area.

    =============================
    Further, there are these notifications if I simply pull it out:
    -better-perf.png
    -qr-notification.png

    I understand you're not seeing the first.

    Please confirm you see the icon in the tray as per my 2nd screenshot and that you've rt clicked it and clicked Eject.
    What then do you see happen?
    Please check this:
    -1.png

    and review this (from a link I posted previously)
    "Safe to remove" pop-up does not appear.

    Safely Remove not working properly

    I also came across this:
    Turn On or Off Notification of USB Issues in Windows 10
    in passing
    ========================================
    Some examples of using USB Safely Remove by contrast (not free):
    -usb-sr-3.png-usb-safely-remove-1.png-usb-sr-2.png

    USB Safely Remove Features

    - and some others:
    5 Free Tools To Eject USB Removable Devices • Raymond.CC
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  6. DC4
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 OS Build; 19042.867
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Dalchina,

    In response to your reply posted, my ACER Laptop is as follows;
    Windows 10 Pro, 20H2, OS Build; 19042.867

    Ref: Safely Remove not working properly Post URL.
    OMG… More details below.

    Unfortunately despite having this Windows 10 Pro Laptop for over 4.5 Years, I have been still using my Sony Vaio Windows 7 Pro Laptop at home.
    Whilst on contract I have been provided with a Windows 10 Laptop to work with.

    After making the decision to finally start using my ACER Windows 10 Laptop, and finally getting it set up the way I think I want it, I noticed the 100% Disk Usage Bug, that was really annoying me!!! :-(

    I got the Windows 10 20H2, rebuild via and created the Windows 10 Media USB and the ACER Website, after my first rebuild did not go as well as expected.

    Despite having the ACER and Microsoft ‘Bloatware’ updating via ACER I did not have to enter any Generic Windows 10 Pro Serial Key to get back to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 10 Home.

    When checking the Taskbar Icons enabled; I can confirm that the ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ was not enabled until I set it to ‘On’.

    With this being said there is still no Windows Safe to Remove Notification.

    However the two USBs that I have individually set ‘Better performance’ via the Windows Device Manager give a Notification when they are plugged in.
    Alas this is not shown when selecting to Safely Remove them from their USB Port on the Laptop.


    Ref: "Safe to remove" pop-up does not appear. Post URL.
    Unfortunately this did not work for me.

    Ref: Safely Remove not working properly Post URL.
    OMG…
    What a Numbty am I?
    By re-enabling the ‘Get notifications from apps and other senders’ I have successfully got the ‘Safe To Remove Hardware’ Notification back.

    But I only have the ‘Auto Play’ Notification for the 2 USBs that I have previously set the ‘Better performance’ on within the Windows Device Manager form the default ‘Quick removal’.
    At the time of uploading this post the ‘Auto Play’ Notification is only working for the 2 USBs.

    As yet I have not got this to work with another USB even after changing the Windows Device Manager setting to the ‘Better performance’, before and after a Laptop Reboot.

    Ref: Turn On or Off Notification of USB Issues in Windows 10 Post URL.
    I found that my Registry was already set to ‘1’ upon review.
    I have left it unchanged.

    In summary it looks like I have found the solution to getting ‘Safe To Remove Hardware’ Notification pop up, but I am only seeing the ‘Auto Play’ Notification for 2 of the 4 USBs tested to see a Notification when the USB is Plugged In.


    In addition to this USB Notification, I will be looking at both ‘Disabling Windows Automatic Updates’ and ideally ‘Enabling Number Lock after Quick Boot’ automatically within separate Ten Forums Threads when I find them.

    Screen can and will be provide upon request.

    Thank you for your advice and support.

    Kind Regards,

    DC4
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  7. Posts : 42,945
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #7

    At the time of uploading this post the ‘Auto Play’ Notification is only working for the 2 USBs.
    Hi, which Autoplay notification are you looking for?
    -1.png

    When you insert the devices for which you don't get this, do you hear the typical 3 note system sound and get a popup 'Device Connected' to the bottom right of the screen?
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  8. DC4
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 OS Build; 19042.867
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Dalchina,

    In response to your reply posted; Thank you for your very quick feedback.

    I have gone in to the ‘Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > AutoPlay’ and set all of the Items Listed to “Ask me every time”.

    When inserting both USB 1 and 2, 1 with ‘Portable Apps’ Installed and the other just with miscellaneous files on it the Pop-Up AutoPlay message states that “there’s a problem with this drive”.

    I was therefore mistaken that this this was an AutoPlay Pop-Up message to tell me that these 2 USBs had just been plugged in.
    I should have been paying more attention and read the messages and not assumed that it was a positive AutoPlay notification.

    The other 2 USBs used for Testing the AutoPlay, have no errors potentially detected so there is no AutoPlay Pop-Up message.

    To answer your questions;
    1: No to the Audio. I have no tick in the box for “Allow notifications to play sounds”.
    2: There is still no ‘Device Connected’ Notification Pop-Up when connecting a new Device, at the time of sending you this reply.

    Following this reply I will be looking for “how to enable an external device being plugged in notification”?

    This being as follow up to Point No. 2, listed above.

    Screen Shots can and will be provide upon request.

    Thank you for your advice and support.

    Kind Regards,

    DC4

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    Dalchina,

    PS: I currently have the USB Icon at the bottom right near the Clock, because I have an SD Micro Plugged In with the intension of installing Portable Apps, and saving any other Portable Applications that I may want to use and do not need to be installed to run.

    After ejecting the Micro SD, when inserting any USB I can see the USB Icon appear at the at the bottom right near the Clock.

    Upon realising this I am now not sure if I will find how to get any additional Pop-Up message when Inserting a new USB when I already have the Micro SD inserted.

    I trust that this may have clarified my previous status made within my previous reply post?

    I will again look forward to your feedback.

    Kind Regards,

    DC4
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  9. Posts : 42,945
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #9

    Hi.

    You can choose to have the USB safely remove icon shown permanently, or only when a device is present.

    Behaviour I observe
    - insert a SD card- I hear 3-note indication. No message.
    - then insert a USB device: I hear the sound and see a message.
    - then insert another USB device: I hear the sound and see a message.

    I suggest for test purposes that you enable the notification sound so you at least know whether the system has recognised your device.

    -1.png
    -1.png

    -2.png
    -3.png

    Check registry: (yes, I know you're not primarily concerned about Autoplay).
    Autoplay not working in Windows 10 [COMPLETE GUIDE]
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  10. DC4
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 OS Build; 19042.867
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Dalchina,

    As follow up to your recommendation;
    Please Note: I ejected the SD Card before the USB Testing.

    1: I can confirm that there is Audio when Plugging USB in to the USB Port.
    2: The USB Icon appears at the bottom Right near the Clock.
    3: There is no Pop-Up Notification for the USB Device being Plugged In.
    4: There is Audio when selecting to eject the USB.
    5: There is a Windows Explorer "Safe To Remove Hardware" Pop-Up Notification.
    6: The USB Icon disappears from bottom Right near the Clock.

    Ref: Autoplay not working in Windows 10 [COMPLETE GUIDE]

    1: I "Reset all defaults" via the Control Panel Auto Play.
    2: Followed by changing the Removable drive back to "Ask me every time".
    3: This was confirmed via the Settings > Devices > AutoPlay.
    Rebooted.
    4: Regedit: The NoDriveTypeAutoRun was found set at 0x000000dd (221)
    5: Regedit: The NoDriveTypeAutoRun was set to 0x00000091 (145)
    Rebooted.
    6: Regedit Search: NoDriveTypeAutoRun found within HKEY_USERS set to 0x00000091 (145) [No Change].
    7: Services Local: Shell Hardware Detection found set at Automatic. [No Change].
    8: Settings: System > Notifications & actions.
    Confirmed: AutoPlay is enable [On], along with Settings being enabled [On].
    9: Local Group Policy: Turn off Autoplay > Disabled > Apply > Ok > Exit App > Reboot

    No further changes made from review of the "Autoplay not working in Windows 10 [COMPLETE GUIDE]"

    It appears that at least one or maybe even all of the changes made have now re-enabled the Pop-Up Notification when inserting a USB device.

    Thank you for your guidance and advice.

    Kind Regards,

    DC4
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