Missing 'Safely Remove Hardware' option in Windows® 7
Learn about the role of 'Safely Remove Hardware' option in Windows 7 and its uses. Causes that lead to the disappearance of the option in Windows 7.
Safely Remove Hardware icon looks like a USB connector with a green check mark on it. When you click the icon, a pop-up message would appear indicating that it it is safe to remove the hardware. While clicking the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the taskbar, Windows stores data back on the device. When you click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the taskbar, you would get a list of devices that need to be removed. Select the item that you want to remove from the pop up window. The purpose of Safely Remove Hardware option is to inform the Windows that you are removing the device so that Windows could finish whatever it needs to do with it. This option helps to protect the files and data stored in the storage device from getting damaged.
The following points describes 'Safely Remove Hardware' feature, its use and the causes of disappearing of the feature in Windows 7:
- About Safely Remove Hardware option
- Uses of Safely Remove Hardware option
- Reasons of its disappearance
About Safely Remove Hardware option
Safely Remove Hardware option is one of the features in Windows 7. It helps to shut down the storage device before unplugging from the system. Safely Remove Hardware option provides a protection of accidental data loss, if the data were copied or saved to or from the device. If you remove the device without using the option, it might damage the files.
Uses of Safely Remove Hardware option
Safely Remove Hardware option is used to safely shut down the storage device before disconnecting from the device. It is a procedure for protecting the storage device. It protects the data loss from the storage device. When you unplug a pen drive or other storage medium from the system, it is necessary to use the safely remove hardware option. It helps to prevent the accidental deletion of data or malfunctioning of the device.
The attack from viruses is one of the reasons for the malfunction of system files. It also causes the deletion of files. Accidental system file deletion can also cause the missing of the safely remove hardware option. Then, if you unintentionally disable the files from the system configuration utility, it may result in the disappearance of the Safely Remove Hardware icon.
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