Quote: Originally Posted by pip22
"safely remove hardware" shows the device name from it's firmware. Showing instead the volume label would be impractical since a device may have two or more volumes (partitions) on it yet it would not be possible to remove them independently of each other.
Here is a tip for you:
On disk create 2 partitions and you will see 2 volume names displayed when clicking 'Safely Remove Hardware'.
The first line is the disk name as mentioned it's the friendly name stored in the corresponding registry key.
The second line shows indeed the volume name or label.
In case there is a 2nd partition, that name is shown on the 3rd line.
Just try it yourself and you will understand that your statement is not correct.
And it is NOT impractical to have the volume names displayed, in contrary, when you have all the same disks in a system inserted in a hot-swap drive cage the you DO want to know which one to remove.
Your are correct by stating that a single volume cannot be removed - well, of course not, a volume is not a hardware device.
So let me rephrase my question: How to display the volume names when only the disk names are shown?