USB Mass Strorage

  scolley 12:48 31 Oct 2007

Can any one tell me how i can get my wifes mass storage icon put back in the bottom bar, so when she plugs in the camera or phone and shes finshed uploading or downloading from the device, that she can safly remove the device be it E, F, and so on, she always had this as does my PC, then it seems to have dissapeared, but i think she clicked on the X when it comes up and says you can safly remove the device, which she should have just unpluged and let the message go away on its own,
cheers Scolley

  mfletch 12:59 31 Oct 2007

Hi, Have a look here,
It may be a workaround!

click here


  Weskit 18:41 31 Oct 2007

I may be wrong but when I download from any mass storage device such as a memory stick etc. I always assume that as long as I am not actually accessing the device I can safely remove it.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:17 31 Oct 2007

How to always bring up the dialog (without the icon)

1. Go to Start -> Run,
2. Enter: %windir%\system32\RUNDLL32 shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll
3. The “Safely remove hardware” dialog windows should appear.

How to control the “Safley remove hardware” icon behavior

1. Right-Click on the Task Bar
2. Select Properties
3. Under the taskbar tab, click the Customize button
4. Select the program you wish to hide
5. Under the drop down box, select Always Hide, Always Show, or Hide when inactive.
6. Click OK

How to restore the icon to your system tray

1. Open “My Computer”
2. Right click on a drive and click Properties
3. Click on the Hardware tab
4. Select the removable drive from the list
5. Click the “Properties” button
6. Click on the Policies tab
7. Change it from “Optimize for quick removal” to “Optimize for performance”

Note: If you don’t plan on hot-swapping your USB device very often, and you will ALWAYS make sure you use the “Safely remove hardware” dialog to remove your hardware, then use “Optimize for performance”, otherwise in most cases it is best to use “Optimize for quick removal”, this will allow you to unplug your USB device without worrying about corruption.

Further details are mentioned here: click here

  Stuartli 20:20 31 Oct 2007

The icon, as you are probably aware, does normally appear automatically if you connect such a device.

  scolley 21:56 31 Oct 2007

Cheers all for the solutions to solve the problem we had,its sorted,

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