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Windows 7: How do I get USB thumb drives to show a taskbar icon when inserted?

17 May 2011   #1
jtodd929

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How do I get USB thumb drives to show a taskbar icon when inserted?

I'd like an icon to show up on the taskbar whenever I insert a USB thumbdrive. Then I can click this icon to safely eject the USB. I'm not talking about the notification area. I'm talking about the taskbar where open programs show their respective icons. How do I do this?


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17 May 2011   #2
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jtodd929 View Post
I'd like an icon to show up on the taskbar whenever I insert a USB thumbdrive. Then I can click this icon to safely eject the USB. I'm not talking about the notification area. I'm talking about the taskbar where open programs show their respective icons. How do I do this?
Something like this?

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17 May 2011   #3
jtodd929

windows 32bit
 
 

isnt this feature offered as default in win7? I thought icons of usb were supposed to appear on taskbar by default. I mistaken?
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17 May 2011   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

yes, you are mistaken, in this respect. it's not default behaviour.
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