Safely Remove Hardware Icon-fix Doesn't Work

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by vaporub, Aug 24, 2008.

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  1. vaporub

    vaporub Lurker

    Aug 24, 2008
    I went into Customize taskbar to put "always show" Safely Remove Hardware Icon in the notification area, popped up there fine, did what I needed to do and when I removed my SD card the icon disappeared. Again went into taskbar and the icon had moved down to the past items. How do I get it to stay permanently in the notification area?
  2. ellison64

    ellison64 Registered Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Im not always worked for me (you dont have hide inactive icons ticked do you?).You may like to do what i did and purchase USB SAFELY REMOVE from here...
    Theres a 30% discount which takes price down to $14 dollars for lifetime licence.Works well on my vista and only needs one click to "safely remove " the hardware.
  3. JRViejo

    JRViejo Global Moderator

    Jul 9, 2008
    vaporub, the Safely Remove Hardware icon disappearing act is a well known issue with Windows and it's hard to make the icon stay permanently in the Notification area. However, you can create a Desktop shortcut so whenever it goes away, you can force the icon to appear:

    Right click an empty area of your Desktop.
    Select New > Shortcut
    On the Create Shortcut prompt, type the location of the item as follows:
    C:\Windows\system32\RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll
    Click Next
    Rename the Shortcut "Safely Remove Hardware"

    Next time the icon disappears, just double click the Shorcut and Viola!
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