Solved How to remove "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" notification on taskbar


dburne

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I just installed a third USB 4 port powered Hub by RSH Technology. I already had two of these installed and apparently they did not do what this third one did. That is to say I now have on my taskbar notification area the above Safely Removed Hardware and Eject Media" notification in the systray. I will never want to eject my USB Hub.

How can I get rid of this notification? I have searched the internet and most things show me a setting that I do not have to be able to do so. Not sure if it was on older versions of Windows 11 or what. I am running Windows 11 Home fully updated.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated, I have searched and searched and not found a way for me to be able to actually do this. That dang icon is nagging my OCD lol. I would love to get rid of it. Thanks for any tips at all!
The notification says "Eject USB Serial (Dual Channel)".
 
Windows Build/Version
Windows Version 21H2 Build 22000.739

My Computer

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    EVGA Z390 Dark
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    32 GB GSkill 3200 MHz DDR4
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    EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra
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    Creative Onboard
You can't remove it for that one device as far as I know, but you can hide the safely remove icon in the overflow menu (drop arrow) but if you do this, it will be hidden for all usb devices you plug in to ANY usb port. (I don't think even for the sake of your OCD that this is what you would want to do.) :unsure:

Settings-personalization-taskbar-taskbar corner overflow. In the list you will see several 'windows explorer'. Hover over each of them until you find the one that says "safely remove hardware and eject media". Toggle it off.

For years I have used a little third party app called "Safely Remove" that replaces the Explorer safely remove and it allows me to hide devices from showing up in its task tray menu. What I like most about it is it can force removal of stubborn devices that Explorer won't release. It's not free, $20 for free one year updates, but my old version hasn't been updated in years and still works like a charm.
 

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Save the following as a .bat file:

Code:
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\SysTray" /v "Services" /t reg_dword /d 29 /f
systray

also, create a shortcut of it and put it in your Startup folder so it engages on every boot.
 

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    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
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    ASUS ROG Strix
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
I use 2-bay Drive Docks, on my Win11 is an Eaxer with 3 USB 3.0 ports on it. The Safely Remove does show the Dock and the drive in it can't be individually remove, have to Eject the Dock itself. The right-click of the drive in File Explorer does show Eject.

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    Win11 Pro RTM
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    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
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    12GB
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    256GB SSD NVMe
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    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
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    Firefox, Edge
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    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
Thanks much gang, I will take a look at doing the recommendations or decide to live with it. Much appreciated!!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    EVGA
    CPU
    Intel i9 9900k
    Motherboard
    EVGA Z390 Dark
    Memory
    32 GB GSkill 3200 MHz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra
    Sound Card
    Creative Onboard
Save the following as a .bat file:

Code:
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\SysTray" /v "Services" /t reg_dword /d 29 /f
systray

also, create a shortcut of it and put it in your Startup folder so it engages on every boot.

This worked a champ , thank you so much!! Now I don't have that safely remove hardware icon nagging me in the systray. Much better!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    EVGA
    CPU
    Intel i9 9900k
    Motherboard
    EVGA Z390 Dark
    Memory
    32 GB GSkill 3200 MHz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra
    Sound Card
    Creative Onboard
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