Safely Remove USB devices quickly with desktop shortcut

This trick is for those people who use a lot of USB devices. Connecting and then safely removing them can be a hassle if you use a lot of “Universal Serial Bus” device!
You can create a desktop shortcut for removing these hardware safely. The steps are pretty straight forward and its copy paste in essence. Follow them closely and you won’t get lost!


Step 1

Right click on your desktop and choose New -> Shortcut.


Step 2

Type “RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll” for the location of the shortcut.


Step 3

Rename it to something like “Remove Safely”, and that’s it.


Whenever you double click on the shortcut, you will be given a menu like the one in the picture and you can easily select the components that you want removed.
The only downside of this method is that it works only on Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista.

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