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    Removing USB and ext. hard drives.

    Suddenly I do not receive the notification, "Safe to Remove Hardware. The USB Mass Storge device can now be safely removed
    from the computer." when removing USBs and Ext hard drives.
    The tray icon changes to show a green arrow.
    Any one else have this problem, and how do I fix?

    Never a dull moment with W10.

    Thanks
    Dave

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    Suddenly? As in you were getting it in Win10 but no longer? Or you were getting it with Win7 but not Win10?

    Win10 has a method of accessing removable media which no longer requires the Safe Removal. You can find this setting in Device Manager / Device Name / Properties / Policies
    Last edited by gsmith-plm; 2016-09-01 at 09:01.
    Graham Smith
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    Thanks Graham. I was getting the notification in W10 but it suddenly stopped.
    I managed to get it back by turning off quiet hours.
    So all well at this stage.
    Regards
    Dave

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