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Windows 7: Grayed out Compact Flash Card in "Safely Remove Hardware" List

20 Jan 2015   #1
ellentk

Windows Pro 64 bit
 
 
Grayed out Compact Flash Card in "Safely Remove Hardware" List

On a Windows 7 64 bit system, I've got a compact flash card set up like this:
compact flash card > usb compact flash card reader > USB hub > usb port

Previously, windows allowed me to safely remove both the
card and reader. I unplugged and replugged some connections
a while ago and since then the safely remove list only allows me to
remove the card reader, the card is grayed out. (I replugged the
devices into the same connectors.)

I wanted to check the card's properties to see if its policy was
"quickly remove" or "better performance" but the card is not
in "devices and printer" and it's listed under "Portable Devices"
in Device Manager, which doesn't have a policy tab.

How can I get the device ungray in the "safely remove hardware"
list? And, if I can't do I have to safely remove the reader each
time I want to change cards? That probably requires a reboot
and waiting for it to be installed again and I'd rather be able
to safely remove only the card.

Thanks for any help.

Ellen


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20 Jan 2015   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Right click on the card in Computer and select eject. That is the way to safely remove a card without the need to remove the reader.
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20 Jan 2015   #3
ellentk

Windows Pro 64 bit
 
 

Bless your heart. Was driving me crazy. Thank you.
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20 Jan 2015   #4
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You're most welcome.

Paul
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