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safely remove hardware icon gone from taskbar


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#1 Psycho PC

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 08:07 PM

Hey group,

Haven't been on here in ages, but I need a good source for an answer. About a month ago, I was going to eject a flash drive and when I went to click on the icon, it wasn't there. I went into the options where you tell Windows what icons to show and when - and it was set right - to show the icon and notifications.

 

I have 2 external drives and use flash drives constantly. I'm really afraid of losing some data if I can't get that icon back.

 

Anybody know how to restore all default icons for the task bar?

 

Thanks for any help.



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#2 richcbro

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 02:08 AM

You can do this:

 

Open "This PC", right click on the drive, and click "Eject", then you can remove the drive.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 10:32 AM

Try the following:

 

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/safely-remove-hardware-not-working



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 01:03 PM

Thanks to both of you. But believe it or not, the day after that post, my icon was back. Very strange cuz I didn't do anything, run any fixes, nothing!

But I learned something new!

 

Later






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