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  1.    13 Oct 2016 #1
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    Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon Missing in Windows 10


    It's not hiding. It's gone. I tried right clicking on taskbar to get to properties and that's missing too. I used to have it. I think it was there last month. I also opened the open action center to make sure I wasn't on tablet mode, and I'm not. Can't seem to get there from here.
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  2.    13 Oct 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Please include a screenshot of the taskbar.
    If you are missing items, go to Start/Search and type CMD Right click the CMD results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type SFC /scannow and press enter. This will replace any missing system files.
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  3.    13 Oct 2016 #3
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    I do not know how to send a screen shot.


    Quote Originally Posted by spunk View Post
    Please include a screenshot of the taskbar.
    If you are missing items, go to Start/Search and type CMD Right click the CMD results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type SFC /scannow and press enter. This will replace any missing system files.
    I followed your directions to a "T" B.lack screen with pertinent info, but then what? I closed it out , checked the hidden Icons, it was still missing. I restarted the laptop and went to the hidden icons and instead of seeing the missing one, there are now 2 missing. I'm not even sure which one is now missing too. What now?
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  4.    13 Oct 2016 #4
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    I am back up to 8 icons but the "safely remove hardware "is still gone.
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  5.    13 Oct 2016 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    In File Explorer have you right-clicked the item/drive showing in the list then clicked Eject? My Win10 computers show Settings on the right-click of the Taskbar to get to where changes can be made.
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  6.    14 Oct 2016 #6
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    the usb doesn't show up in file explorer


    plus I really want the icon back. Something is there because it complains when I disconnect, as I am unable to do it correctly.
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  7.    14 Oct 2016 #7

    Not so, Catara: You can still right-click the drive icon in File Explorer and select the "Eject" item from the resulting pop-up menu, to wit:
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    Almost always in Windows, where there's a will, there's also a way!
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  8.    14 Oct 2016 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by EdTittel View Post
    You can still right-click the drive icon in File Explorer and select the "Eject" item from the resulting pop-up menu...
    Unfortunately File Explorer doesn't offer an 'Eject' option for USB hard drives, just for memory cards/sticks. So we still need to find a way to get the OP's icon back.

    The most obvious thing to check is this setting....
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    ...but as the OP said...
    Quote Originally Posted by catara View Post
    I tried right clicking on taskbar to get to properties and that's missing too
    ... then it may be difficult to get to (though the OP might not have spotted the 'settings' cogwheel at the bottom). Typing 'select which icons appear on the taskbar' in the search box is another way to get there.
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  9.    14 Oct 2016 #9
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    [When I right click on the driver nothing like that shows up
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  10.    14 Oct 2016 #10
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    eject media icon


    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    Unfortunately File Explorer doesn't offer an 'Eject' option for USB hard drives, just for memory cards/sticks. So we still need to find a way to get the OP's icon back.

    The most obvious thing to check is this setting....
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	eject.PNG 
Views:	18 
Size:	11.6 KB 
ID:	105957
    ...but as the OP said...

    ... then it may be difficult to get to (though the OP might not have spotted the 'settings' cogwheel at the bottom). Typing 'select which icons appear on the taskbar' in the search box is another way to get there.
    I am able to right click on taskbar and get to settings and select which icons I want on the taskbar rather in hidden above the arrow. I clicked on for the volume and the eject thingy to move to my taskbar, but only the volume showed up. I did not know that it doesn't work with USB. It beeps when I connect and beeps even louder when I disconnect. I'll try an SD card and see if it shows back up.
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