If you often use USB devices, such as USB memory drives or external USB hard drives, you are probably very familiar with the icon Safely remove hardware in the taskbar. You must click on this icon to display a menu that allows you to eject external USB devices.
We’ll show you a method to create a shortcut that you can use to quickly access the dialog box Safely remove hardware on Windows 7/8/10.
Create a shortcut to safely remove hardware
Right-click anywhere on an empty space on the desktop. Choose New | A shortcut from the pop-up menu.
A dialog box will appear create a shortcut . Copy and paste the following line into the box Enter a location edit fields item . Click here Following .
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll, Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll
Enter the name of the shortcut in the field Enter a name for this edit fields shortcut and click the button Finish it .
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Change the shortcut icon
To change the new shortcut icon, right-click the new shortcut and select Properties from the pop-up menu.
It will be displayed window dialogue Properties . Check the card A shortcut is active and click the button Change icon .
A dialog box will appear Change icon . Click the button to select another icon search .
Another dialog box is displayed Change the icon to to select an icon file. Go to the location where you saved the downloaded file .and what or to a file .incl, .exe or .dll which contains the desired icon. Select the file and click Open it .
You will be returned to the dialog box Change iconand the selected icon file will be displayed in the frame. If you have selected a file that contains multiple icons (.icl, .exe, .dll), all icons in that file will be displayed in the frame. Press the desired icon and click ALRIGHT .
The icon is displayed at the top of the tab A shortcut in well, no dialogical Properties .
Create a keyboard shortcut
You can also add a keyboard shortcut to launch the shortcut you created. To do this, click the mouse in the edit field Key shortcut on the card A shortcut in well, no dialogical Properties . Press the keyboard shortcuts you want to use. The keys are automatically entered in the edit field.
Click here ALRIGHT, close window dialogue Properties .
A shortcut with a custom icon is available on the desktop.
Double-click the shortcut for quick access to the dialog box Safely remove hardware .
If you want to access the dialog box Safely remove hardware You can pin a new shortcut to the taskbar with one click. To do this, right-click on the desktop shortcut and select Pin to taskbar from the pop-up menu.
The shortcut is now available on the taskbar. Just click once to access the dialog box Safely remove hardware .
CAUTION: Note that you can also use the keyboard shortcut defined for the shortcut.
You can also create this shortcut in Windows 10. It takes a bit of effort to set up, but it saves time when you have to eject USB devices from your computer. To enjoy!