Solved Edit Windows 7 Safely Remove Hardware feature

Dell Inspiron 580s desktop computer (int...
March 12, 2012 at 02:12:15
Specs: Windows 7
Is it possible to edit the "Safely Remove Hardware" feature to exclude (and avoid inadvertently deleting) a vital item?

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#1
March 12, 2012 at 12:49:00
I doubt it.

I think the whole deal is odd anyway. The very first time usb was introduced, it was claimed to be a totally hot plug device. You never should have needed to safely remove anything.

I just pull stuff out if I can't figure out what is what.

A Pit Bull is like a gun you can pet. And there is no safety on it.


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#2
March 12, 2012 at 13:44:35
USB is hot swappable, The Safely Remove Hardware option is a safety device to help people from corrupting data on USB flash drives & exteranl harddrives. And if your smart and watch for the data transfer light to stop flashing on the drive, you really don't need the feature either. It isn't needed for other USB devices like mice, keyboards, etc.

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#3
March 12, 2012 at 16:22:41
✔ Best Answer
As said, the Safely Remove Hardware option is to allow pending writes to take place before the drive is removed. If you pull the drive while there are pending writes there is nothing that can save your data.on the drive. Of course you should have an alternate copy of your files on the hard disk. These devices are not sufficiently reliable for primary storage of important data.

With the FAT32 file system you can usually skip the Safely Remove Hardware feature if you are careful. Don't try this if you are using NTFS. NTFS was never designed for removable drives and disk writes may take place at any time.


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#4
March 12, 2012 at 17:05:11
How to safely remove your USB drive when Safely Remove Hardware icon disappears from the system tray
http://blog.ashfame.com/2008/02/saf...
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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#5
March 13, 2012 at 05:30:17
Thanks Guys,
After my 10yr old managed to delete my WLAN adaptor, I hoped there might be some way to avoid a repetition. So I will have to be more careful then.

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