Windows 10: Safely Remove Icon not working properly


  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 (64 bit)
       15 Nov 2015 #1

    Safely Remove Icon not working properly


    Hello Everybody! I'm new here.

    I just upgraded to Windows 10 1511 (November Update), and saw the new (modernized) Safely Remove icon in the system tray - and the problem, it's not working properly.

    Here's my screenshot:
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    Whereas before:

    (I know, it's a Windows 7 Screenshot, I found it online, it's just for reference)

    As we can see from the comparison, mine only shows the second row, that being the device description (Name and drive letter), and no longer shows "Eject Storage Device".

    So the safely remove icon in the system tray is now practically useless. I search over, and found no one with the same issue, nor did I find any direct fix. I shutdown and reboot a couple of times, tried different USB devices and ports, I also did try a couple of related tweaks, like changing the removal policy, and scan for hardware changes, etc - but still, no luck.

    Though note, the eject function is still available through file explorer:
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    If anyone knows any fix, please help! Thank you.
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  2. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
       15 Nov 2015 #2

    Hi, I have updated to the November Update and had a problem of my own which is now resolved. I feel your pain. Just saying that my Safely Remove Hardware is working normally, but it actually doesn't matter if you safely remove or not so long as your not transferring data or got the file open on the given storage device. I do understand though that it's always nice to have that feature of the OS working anyway.
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