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This kind of behavior most of the times is related to the operating system. I recommend you to check under properties, if the notifications were disable. Please right click on the "TaskBar" and go to properties. Then, click on "Customize"
Click on the "down arrow" and choose the option you prefer.
Please let me know.
I normally have it set to 'Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar' but I did play around with those settings just to be sure and still, no safely remove icon wants to show itself..
I have noticed though, I can safely remove flash drives by going through My Computer>Right clicking on the device>selecting Eject. But with any portable HDDs this method isn't possible, it would seem the icon is needed for that.
Very strange problem
I also have the same problem.
If I install the drivers for USB 3.0 from intel, I can not use the "safe remove" option in tray,
After removing the drivers, this option returns to normal - i see safe remove icon in tray.
I tried re-installing windows one more time- but the problem is with your drivers.
My mobo is -> MSI z87-g43
We replicated the issue using the same motherboard, latest BIOS version and latest USB 3.0 drivers and we did not have the same behavior. We do have the “safe remove” option in the tray.
We tried the front and the back USB ports; we tested it using a regular USB flash drive and also an external hard drive. In both cases we were able to remove the devices safely.
@Psycho144, please contact MSI and check if there is a new BIOS version or any firmware update you may need.
There seemed to be a more recent USB 3.0 driver for my mobo released not too long ago that I noticed when I checked again the other day. I decided to give it a shot and install it and now everything seems to work fine! I had almost given up for good as well. Glad something told me to have a look at the driver list again. Haha. Thanks all for your help
I have same USB issue with Intel DH87MC motherboard.
Operating Systems: Windows 7 64Bit
I updated latest motherboard Bios & latest USB3.0 Drivers.
Also clean reinstall operating system.
Problem:- When I plug a USB2.0 pen drive to USB 2.0 ports, USB safely remove icon not appearing.
When I plug a USB3.0 external hard disk drive to any USB ports, safely remove icon appearing & work fine.
The issue with only USB 2.0 pen drives.
I uninstalled the Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible host controller driver & the issue is solves with USB 2.0 drives.
But after reinstalling Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible host controller driver, the problem come again with usb 2.0 drives.
Please solve my issue.
Thank You So Much.
I already checked for the "Safely remove hardware and eject media” is not set to “Hide icon and notifications” in windows explorer.
The issue occur only after the installing USB 3.0 driver. The problem occur only with old USB2.0 pen drives & old USB2.0 external hard drives.
After uninstalling the USB 3.0 drivers, Safely remove icon works fine & perfectly with all ports with all USB 2.0 devices.
OS: Windows 7 64 Bit with Service Pack1