Re: Safely Remove Hardware - USB flash drive "in use"
Restoring the Safely Remove Hardware Icon
So, tell me, has your Safely Remove Hardware icon ever disappeared from
your system tray? You know, the icon you use to safely disconnect your
USB devices. Even though your device is still plugged in, the icon is
gone and you're left stranded without a safe way to remove it. So, what
do you do? Well, most people go ahead and pull the device out on their
own, but that's really not the proper way to do it. Doing that can cause
severe damage to your hardware. Luckily, there's an easy way to get your
Safely Remove Hardware icon back up and running. Try this!
To restore your Safely Remove Hardware icon, go to your Start menu,
right click on it and choose Properties.
Next, click on the Taskbar tab at the top of the dialogue window.
Once you've done that, click on the Customize button.
In the Customize Notification(s) dialogue box, scroll down until you
come across the Safely Remove Hardware option. Next, click on the down
arrow next to it and select Always Show. Then click OK.
The Safely Remove Hardware icon will then reappear in your system tray
and you can go back to removing your hardware the right way. Oh yeah!