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Windows 7: Safety removal tool

16 Sep 2014   #1

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
Safety removal tool

Good day to all.
Having trouble with the safety removal tool in windows 7 home premium.
Every time I connect my backup hdd then when complete the safety removal tray icon don't work,I found in google a microsoft repair for this prob.But didn't work.
Any thoughts on this please.
Many Thanks.

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16 Sep 2014   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

For what it's worth, it seems to work much better in W8.

On W7 and Vista I wait for the HD activity to cease. Then I run sync.exe from It flushes disk buffers to the hardware by simply locking the volume.

Then I unplug the USB.
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16 Sep 2014   #3

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C

Thank You for the info,Can you please give me a little more info on the How to use etc run sync.exe from
Many Thanks once again.
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16 Sep 2014   #4

Windows 7 32 bit

Copy sync.exe to a folder in your path(for example C:\Windows\system32)

Open an elevated command prompt

and type
sync [drive letter]

then hit Enter

example if your usb is E then
sync E

and hit enter and you should see

Sync 2.2: Disk Flusher for Windows 9x/Me/NT/2K/XP
Copyright (C) 1997-2004 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - Windows Sysinternals: Documentation, downloads and additional resources

Flushing: E

Edit: it also has switches -r to sync all removable drives and -e to eject removable drives as shown at the bottom of this page:
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