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Where is my "safely remove hardware" icon in Windows XP?

I want to safely remove my Buffalo drive and for the life of me I can't find the right icon... help.

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where is my plz double click on the symbol to right hand side bottom.and stop the device.and then u can safely remove the device.

Posted on Oct 28, 2007

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    THE SYMBOL IS GREEN IN COLOUR ARROW WITH CAPTION "SAFELY REMOVE HARDWARE:

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This prevents data loss and extends the life of your external storage device.
Removing a flash drive from your computer is very easy and doesn't take a long time to do.

Close all files you accessed from the flash drive.
This is necessary for the device to be removed properly.
Don't forget to save your files before closing the files.
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It is located on the bottom right of your taskbar.
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A small window will be displayed.
Select the USB flash drive you want to unplug then click the "Stop" button.
A confirmation window will appear. Click the appropriate hardware device, then click "OK."
The "Safe to Remove Hardware" window will inform you that it's now safe to unplug the USB flash drive from your computer.
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Click start all programs accessories windows explorer navigate to your usb drive right click on it select remove or exit.

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Close all files you accessed from the flash drive. This is necessary for the device to be removed properly. Don't forget to save your files before closing the files. Right-click the "USB" icon marked with a checkmark. It is located on the bottom right of your taskbar. From the pop-up menu, click "Safely Remove Hardware." A small window will be displayed. Select the USB flash drive you want to unplug then click the "Stop" button. A confirmation window will appear. Click the appropriate hardware device, then click "OK." The "Safe to Remove Hardware" window will inform you that it's now safe to unplug the USB flash drive from your computer. Click "OK," then click "Close."

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Hi Welcome to FixYa!
I am having the same scenario too sometimes.. What i usually do if the drive is not in use, I turn off the computer first then unplug my external hdd. in that case, the computer is completely off as well as the drive. But if you feel like its a hassle of turning down the machine for you to remove the drive, you could try the following steps:
There is a setting for the USB drives which tells the OS how to optimize their usage. Either it is optimized for Quick Removal or for Performance. To check it, do the following:
-Right click on the USB drive icon in My Computer. -Select the Hardware tab. -Select your USB drive and click on Properties. -Now click on Policies tab.

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Optimize for Quick removal This setting disables write caching on the disk so that you can disconnect this drive without using theSafely 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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