Today on a client's SBS server, we could could not find the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon:
There was no reference to properly removing the USB hard drive anywhere on the system.
After a brief search, we came up with:
- Right click on the desktop
- Cut and paste the following into "Type the location of the item":
- RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL HotPlug.dll
To give the icon a little bit more visual relevance, we can change the icon's appearance:Shortcut Icon (Vista)
- Right Click on the icon
- Left Click Properties
- Click the Change Icon button
- Copy and Paste the following:
Double click on the new icon and we get the ability to safely remove the USB hard drive:Shortcut Icon Modified (Vista)
Click on the item we need to remove, click the Stop button, and voila ... we have the ability to swap out the USB hard drives.Safely Remove Hardware
Once the shortcut is created, it can be used on any Windows box. One can keep a copy of the shortcut on their Technician's Thumb Drive for future use.
Shortcut courtesy of: neil's world: Create a Safely Remove Hardware shortcut.
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