Solved Safely remove USB icon has stopped working

Gigabyte / Ga-78lmt-s2p
March 10, 2018 at 04:23:39
Specs: Windows 10, 8gig
On the Start Menu (Bottom) there is an upward pointing arrow (^) which contains icons of open programmes one of which is an outline of a USB clicking this allows the user to disconnect a USB stick which is connected. The icon, although it appears as an outline, does not work. If I click the mounted SDHC or USB device in Windows explorer and select "Eject" I can remove the device.

How can I re activate it


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March 10, 2018 at 05:26:45
Just to emphasise that the safest bet is to always use the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon. This view is given at the end of the first link, response #2.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#1
March 10, 2018 at 04:29:54
remove the usb stick & restart the pc
80%+ chance that fixes it :)

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#2
March 10, 2018 at 04:41:47
Do You Really Need to Safely Remove USB Flash Drives?
https://www.howtogeek.com/118546/ht...
Quickly remove USB devices without using Safe Removal
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/quickly...

In Policies you have 2 choices, the 1st one is Default.
Optimize for Quick removal
This setting disables write caching on the disk so that you can disconnect this drive without using the Safely Remove Hardware icon.
Optimize for Performance
This setting enables the write caching on the disk so as to improve disk performance. To disconnect this drive, you should use the Safely Remove Hardware icon so as not to hurt your USB drive.

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March 10, 2018 at 04:47:16
Thank you hidde663 and JohnW the problem is solved. I had an SDHC mounted and I was asking the system to remove a USB... it follows that the icon wouldn't work, actually I have now discovered that the icon does work for both a USB an SDHC
Thanks to all the intended respondents.

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#4
March 10, 2018 at 05:26:45
✔ Best Answer
Just to emphasise that the safest bet is to always use the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon. This view is given at the end of the first link, response #2.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#5
March 10, 2018 at 06:45:47
there is a link in response #1 ?

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#6
March 10, 2018 at 06:56:32
nope      

i5-6600K[delid]@4.8GHz/4.5GHz cache@1.385v | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2133@14-14-14-28 1T 2808MHz@1.37v
ASUS Z170K
Samsung 250GB SSD 850 EVO
MSI Armor RX 570 4GB@1380c/2050m BiosMod
VS450


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#7
March 10, 2018 at 08:09:17
trvlr
Hmm, I was only one out - link is in response #2.
Thx for heads up, I've changed it..

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#8
March 10, 2018 at 09:03:40
Derek: clearly you've not been taking your daily dose of tea 'n cream cake... tsk tsk...

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#9
March 12, 2018 at 13:54:13
Sometimes this issue happens on windows 10 don't worry just restart the pc it will be resolved but then also if it is not resolved then go to device manager and disable the USB option then again enable it will start working fine and if you are not getting my point then open windows 10 help guide in that step by step process is given do as it is.

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#10
March 12, 2018 at 20:26:51
windows10help... thanks for your reply and advice, Regards

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