no usb icon in systray

December 3, 2010 at 10:20:30
Specs: Windows 7, 500
for what reason i now dont have the icon to safely turn off my external usb hard drive

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#1
December 3, 2010 at 12:21:16
Open 'My Computer', right-click the drive & see if there's an 'eject' option - use that to remove the drive & then try plugging it into a different USB port - see if the 'safely remove' icon appears.

I've noticed on my system that drives I regularly attach do seem to be accepted as permanent drives by Win7 & don't give the 'safely remove' icon. Using a different USB port seems to kid the system into thinking it's a totally new drive.

There's probably a more technical way around the problem, but the above works for me.

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#2
December 3, 2010 at 13:25:26
Windows wants to hide some icons for some stupid reason. click on the triangle at the left end of the row of icons to see if you get a message to show hidden icons. If the safely remove then shows use the customize to change the way Windows treats it.

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