Safely Remove Hardware –Windows 7

Ever found yourself searching for the way to safely remove the USB stick in Windows 7, it is lost in the status bar?

Getting to this is very picky at times clip_image001
So the way is to create a desktop shortcut as follows: clip_image002
Right click the desktop select New then Shortcut

In Location "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll" – it is case sensitive

Give it a nice name clip_image004
You can give it a nice icon if you want, Right Click the icon and select Properties clip_image006
Click Change Icon clip_image007
Browse to shell32.dll and pick your icon clip_image008
OK and OK  
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When you double click you get so you can select the device you want to remove. clip_image005

This tip was inspired from the official Windows Magazine.