1.    01 Mar 2017 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2017
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    "safe to remove hardware" notification not popping up


    Hello everyone, I had my usb drive connected to the pc, and by mistake I went to the Action Center and I clicked "Turn off notifications for this group". So, now when I click to remove a usb or any device, I don't get the "safe to remove hardware" notification anymore. All notifications in setting are set to on, but still no pop up. Any advice will be appreciated.

    Thanks.
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  2.    01 Mar 2017 #2
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    To eject the currently connected device, open command prompt and type-
    rundll32 shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll then Enter.
    To enable icon again, go into Action Center>Taskbar>Select which icons appear ***>Windows Explorer safely remove *** and turn On. Plug in a usb stick and if icon still missing, open Task Manager, close Windows Explorer process, let it restart. Should re-appear.


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  3.    01 Mar 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgeek View Post
    To eject the currently connected device, open command prompt and type-
    rundll32 shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll then Enter.
    To enable icon again, go into Action Center>Taskbar>Select which icons appear ***>Windows Explorer safely remove *** and turn On. Plug in a usb stick and if icon still missing, open Task Manager, close Windows Explorer process, let it restart. Should re-appear.


    Thank you for your prompt response. I will check it later when I get home.
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  4.    01 Mar 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    To eject the currently connected device, open command prompt and type-
    rundll32 shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll then Enter.
    Good tip.

    BTW, it can also be run from WinKey + R
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  5.    01 Mar 2017 #5
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    " it can also be run from WinKey + R"

    Bree; even easier !

    @ nightpain - you can also create a shortcut by r-click on desktop>New>Shortcut.
    Put
    rundll32 shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll in 'Type the location of ***'>Next and name it, like 'Safely eject' and you have a backup method if icon disappears again.
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  6.    01 Mar 2017 #6
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    @mrgeek-thanks again
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