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Windows 7: Is there "Remove Hardware Safely" in Windows 7?

15 Dec 2009   #1
AceGuy78

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Is there "Remove Hardware Safely" in Windows 7?

Or do you just pull out th usb?


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15 Dec 2009   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hi Welcome to SF

Maybe you can look this thread Windows 7 safely remove hardware annoyance
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15 Dec 2009   #3
oneextraid

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

There is an ICON in the task tray that has a green check in it. This is the safely remove function. Just right click on the ICON and select the appropriate device to Eject. It will give you a message when it is safe to unplug.
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15 Dec 2009   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AceGuy78 View Post
Or do you just pull out th usb?

NO
I tried just pulling and there was nothing saved on my flash drive.
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15 Dec 2009   #5
AceGuy78

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

No but the thing is that wenever i plugg in things into the USB slot... the icon with the green check doesnt even show up on the taskbar
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15 Dec 2009   #6
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi, AceGuy 78 If you want to be really sure you don't do any harm to your info on the USB,
you can go into My Computer and right click the device and select Eject.
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15 Dec 2009   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AceGuy78 View Post
No but the thing is that wenever i plugg in things into the USB slot... the icon with the green check doesnt even show up on the taskbar
You only have a certain amouint of space to show the icons. Click on the little arrow like shape by the last icon. Incidentally, the area is called the notification area.
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15 Dec 2009   #8
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can also make a shortcut for it if you want.
Safely Remove Hardware Shortcut - Vista Forums
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15 Dec 2009   #9
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

It should only really matter for external hard drives and other devices, not flash drives as windows disables write caching on them. But to be safe and ensure that the windows is finished with the flash drive, use the methods described by onextraid or jfar.
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15 Dec 2009   #10
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Click the little arrow to view the icon, click it and then your usb device to eject.
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