Windows 10: disable safely remove hardware icon Solved

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  1. Posts : 9,010
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       29 Aug 2016 #11

    pokeefe0001 said: View Post
    Which can easily be done by just not displaying it. I guess I don't see the problem.
    Maybe they don't want it in the 'drawer' either.

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  2.    30 Aug 2016 #12

    Edwin said: View Post
    As flash drives are configured for 'Quick Removal, by default, I think the OP simply wants to get rid of the icon using up 'real estate' in their system tray.
    yes precisely.. my usb flashdrives are set to quick removal so there is no reason for the icon to be there...

    Edwin said: View Post
    Save this as a .bat file and run it, you'll also need to put a copy of it in your Startup Folder or the icon will return every restart.


    this is what happens... the icon appears in the notification area for a few seconds when i load into windows... then a pop-up screen appears on my desktop and disappears again after a few seconds... then the icon disappears as well.. so it works but its not a perfect solution i guess.. but thanks

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  3. Posts : 3,835
    Mac OS Sierra
       30 Aug 2016 #13

    todd24, the whole reason of the Eject is to stop the write process, so that the sticks do not get corrupted or have a possible voltage short if the bus does not drop the 5 volts. Pulling them out before the OS is ready to release the Read or Write state, is just going to cause problems.
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  4.    02 Sep 2016 #14

    it has never caused any problems for all the years ive been using usb sticks but the icon has always been annoying

    im going to use the bat file work around but if anyone knows of a solution to get rid of the icon without using a bat file then please post in this thread or send me a pm
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  5.    27 May 2017 #15

    anyone ever find a solution to this? I know it used to be possible in older versions of windows but i digress. Going to use the .bat myself as we speak for now ;p

    ty for that!
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  6.    3 Days Ago #16

    klepp0906 said: View Post
    anyone ever find a solution to this? I know it used to be possible in older versions of windows but i digress. Going to use the .bat myself as we speak for now ;p

    ty for that!
    I'm also having this problem and found a better solution. Download this program. It will disable that annoying icon since windows doesn't give the option to do that. You also won't have to see that annoying window pop up on your desktop from the bat file everytime you start your computer. Still, I find it a bit silly that you need a program installed to fix it, so if anyone knows of a registry fix or something let me know.

    bro67 said: View Post
    todd24, the whole reason of the Eject is to stop the write process, so that the sticks do not get corrupted or have a possible voltage short if the bus does not drop the 5 volts. Pulling them out before the OS is ready to release the Read or Write state, is just going to cause problems.
    This is incorrect. There is no reason to use the safely remove hardware icon if the usb flashdrives are optimized for quick removal. Which is also what windows says as you can see on edwins screengrab.
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