How to Safely Remove USB from Windows 10 Device? How to Remove USB Drive Safely from Windows 1809 changes? Do you think the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media is a painful option when you connect an external hard disk and want to unplug/remove it? Can we directly unplug the external HDD? I don’t think you should do that.
How to Safely Remove USB from Windows 10 Device
Windows 10 Technical Preview version also has the same painful “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media” way to remove your external hard disks safely. Have you already provided feedback to have some more EASY and user-friendly options to remove the external Hard Disk? If so, vote it up !!
I’ve already created a Feedback item on Windows 10 TP User Voice website, and the following is the link for my feedback item https://windows.uservoice.com! Moreover, Windows 10 technical Preview 9879, Safely Remove Hardware, and Eject Media icon broken !! So my guess is the Microsoft team is already working on this.
When you go into “This PC” (replacement of My Computer) in Windows 10, you will be able to see the external HDD connected to that machine. However, when you right-click on the external HDD, there won’t be any eject option to unplug/remove the HDD safely (unlike USB).
Rather you need to go to the system tray and click on “Safely Remove Hardware or Eject Media” and select your external HDD, then eject it. How painful. You need to remember the name of the external hard disk 🙁
We already have an EJECT option for USB drives connected to Windows 10 laptops or desktops. However, there is no option available for External Hard Disks. We’ve used the old “Safely Remove Hardware or Eject Media” option. If Microsoft can add these Safely remove or Eject options in the right-click menu, it would be very useful!!
See the below screen capture; there is no EJECT option for External HDD.
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