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Windows 7: How to add "Unmount" function from Vista to Win7 context menus

07 May 2014   #1

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How to add "Unmount" function from Vista to Win7 context menus

So I wasn't too fond of Vista's heavy pull on resources. But one function I miss greatly....is the right click function to Unmount a drive. I don't know if this was equivalent to "safely remove" or not, never really looked into it. But I never had an issue arise from using this function and being an audio engineer and video editor, lets say I swap a LOT of external drives in a single day. So I'm assuming there wasn't an "issue" with this function and never understood why it was removed when I got my hands on Windows 7.

So enough backstory here! >_____< Sorry about that!

What I'm wondering is if anyone has added this function to their context menu and if they would share how via a tutorial. I'm sure I'm not the only person who has wanted this function(I know all my editor friends do after hearing my complaints of it missing!).

Yes I did search for this manually in the list under tutorials<context menu and with the search bar as well and I could not find it anywhere else on this forum....or through google for that matter.

I'm hoping it can be as simple as something like this tutorial by tweek: Bitlocker - Lock an Unlocked Drive

(on a side note I have the same issue the other people have with that function! Hoping I can get that fixed as well haha)


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10 May 2014   #2

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Welcome to Seven Forums NeuroLogic. See if this helps you.

Safely Remove Hardware - Add to Desktop Context Menu

A Guy
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11 May 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah I saw that one in the list, but I don't want to pull up the Safely Remove Window. I want it to merely unmount as it did in Vista days. One click, it does the full operation. It really should be that simple, Linux/OSX have been doing it for years.

Thank you for the reply though!
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11 May 2014   #4

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The issue I see, is you want to invoke the safely remove for a HDD. Just unmounting it could lead to data loss. I'll see if others have any ideas. A Guy
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