In Windows 10,7, and 8, you should "safely remove hardware" before removing any USB flash drives or hard drives to avoid data loss.
Keep searching for the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the taskbar . If it does not appear to be annoying, select Show hidden icons. Press and hold the icon or right-click on it and select the hardware you want to remove. This does not always work or you have to adjust the info area again and again .
It's easier to save remove with a desktop shortcut
or with the free OpenCloseDriveEject:
1. simply create a desktop shortcut with the parameter "-?eject".
2. Or just let the program create (... see Image-1 Point 1 to 3)
now you can eject the drives but also via this link.
The result (... see Image-2)
|(Image-1) Passive ejection of external hard drives and drives!|
|(Image-2) Passive ejection of external hard drives and drives!|
To Safely Remove Hardware in Windows 10 With the "Safely Remove Hardware" you can shut down a "replaceable" Storage Device and Eject before disconnecting it easy or disconnect to avoid accidental data loss if data copied to or from or the device is stored.