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Re: Safely remove?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Ato_Zee, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Ato_Zee

    Ato_Zee Flightless Bird

    On 6-Jan-2010, "Alex Clayton" <Alexx1400@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > Safely remove?
    > In playing around with a couple external drives on a couple Win.7
    > machines
    > today I noticed the safely remove seems to be gone?


    Still here on my Win7 Ultimate with latest patches.
    Looks like a USB plug with a green tick.
    Maybe it is still there but you have lost a setting to
    display it.
    Failing that there are several USB safely remove utils,
    mostly free, that enhance the safely remove to include,
    add and remove, systray icons for device state, etc.
    USB Safely Remove 4.1 is one, but there are others.
     
  2. Alex Clayton

    Alex Clayton Flightless Bird

    "Ato_Zee" <ato_zee@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:jvZ0n.2121$0a2.161@newsfe21.ams2...
    >
    > On 6-Jan-2010, "Alex Clayton" <Alexx1400@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >> Safely remove?
    >> In playing around with a couple external drives on a couple Win.7
    >> machines
    >> today I noticed the safely remove seems to be gone?

    >
    > Still here on my Win7 Ultimate with latest patches.
    > Looks like a USB plug with a green tick.
    > Maybe it is still there but you have lost a setting to
    > display it.
    > Failing that there are several USB safely remove utils,
    > mostly free, that enhance the safely remove to include,
    > add and remove, systray icons for device state, etc.
    > USB Safely Remove 4.1 is one, but there are others.
    >


    OK I think I found that. Plugged one in again, hit the show hidden icons and
    that was there. When I click the EHD it just said safe to remove.
    Like I said it's not something I ever use anyway, have not bothered since
    XP and the hot swap thing. I just wait till whatever I am moving says done.
    I use a Thumb drive at work all the time to print stuff. I do work on a
    Vista then have to plug it into an XP Pro to print. I have noticed that
    after many times plugging and pulling between those two OS's, it will now
    and then give the pop up recommending scanning the drive. When I do it
    always says nothing was wrong.
    I suppose if I was doing something critical I would probably use the safe
    remove, but not for what I am doing. More idle curiosity at why it was no
    longer there in the right click menu.
    --
    There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who
    learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and
    find out for themselves.
    Will Rogers
     

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