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Windows 7: Help where is the Remove Hardware Safely button gone


26 Apr 2012   #1

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Help where is the Remove Hardware Safely button gone

Ive a new laptop Windows 7 and I cannot even after going through all the helps on this forum get the shortcut back, Ive tried 5 or 6 ways - are the links on this site safe to download? is there a simple way to restore the button so I can eject my kindle and usb Ive created a new shortcut to no avail please help a novice to get some sleep Steph


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26 Apr 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Click on Computer (start menu), then right click on the external device, choose to 'safely remove hardware'.
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26 Apr 2012   #3

64 Windows7 home
 
 

The device doesnt show there! my ipod does but my kindle doesnt register. Thats brilliant finding it that way - can I get it on the shortcut menu bottom right as it was when I bought it, when I switched on this morning it had vanished.
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26 Apr 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Steph, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to create a "Safely Remove Hardware" shortcut, and pin it to the taskbar for easy use.

Safely Remove Hardware Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Apr 2012   #5

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Thaks Shawn Ive done all that and it doesnt work, on step 4 the hardware properties screen thats in the screen shot doesnt appear, so Ive done all the downloading and nothings happened - dont know where to fine Hardware Properties Tab! S OS
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26 Apr 2012   #6

64 Windows7 home
 
 

Ive finally made the shortcut icon and its on the desktop hjow do I get it down onto the task bar is there an easy way ?
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26 Apr 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You can right click on the shortcut, and click on Pin to taskbar to do so. Afterwards, you can delete the shortcut on the desktop, or move it to where you like for safe keeping.

Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Program
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26 Apr 2012   #8

64 Windows7 home
 
 

When I right click on the shortcut there is no option to 'pin to taskbar' and I cant drag it!
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26 Apr 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hmm, how odd. I don't know why it's doing this, but it seems to only work if you do this below first to have the name with only a few letters instead of the full name.
  • Rename the shortcut on the desktop to SR
  • Right click on shortcut, and there should be a "Pin to Taskbar" option to click on now. Do so.
  • Right click on the taskbar icon, right click on SR in the jump list, and click on Properties.
  • Click on the General tab, then type in Safely Remove Hardware in the top field box just to the right of the icon in the properties page.
If you like, you might consider this option below instead.

Safely Remove Hardware - Add to Desktop Context Menu
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27 Apr 2012   #10

64 Windows7 home
 
 
still no joy

Oh help - as I said there is no 'Pin to Taskbar' option - not even when shortening the name to 2 letters n then right clicking- which I did. If I cant get the option - cant do the process. and its not in the jumplist! any other suggestions Stephanie
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