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PoetGirl
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On lower right hand bar I need to recover "safe to remove hardware" icon

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on the bottom right hand  bar where the time is displayed, There is an arrow pointing up.  When you click on this arrow a box opens.  in the box there is an icon that tells you "Safe to remove hardware".  That icon has disappeared and I need to recover it.

Thanks for help.

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The_Fossette
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@PoetGirl,

 

Welcome to the HP Support Community!

 

I reviewed your post and I understand that you are not getting the safe to remove icon when you plug a USB flash drive or a hard drive.

 

Don’t worry, I assure you I will try my best to get this sorted.

 

I recommend you follow the below steps and check if it helps.

  • Look for the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the taskbar. If you don't see it, select Show hidden icons . Press and hold (or right-click) the icon and select the hardware you want to remove.
  • If you can't find the Safely Remove Hardware icon, press and hold (or right-click) the taskbar and select Taskbar settings 
  • Under Notification Area, choose Select which icons appear on the taskbar.
  • Scroll to Windows Explorer: Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media and turn it on.
  • If this doesn't work, make sure the device has stopped all activity like copying or syncing files. Select Start  > Settings  > Devices. Select the device, and click Remove device.
  • Finally, check with the hardware manufacturer for new drivers or other updates.

Let me know how it goes and you have a great day!

 

If you wish to show appreciation for my efforts, mark my post as Accept as Solution. Your feedback counts!

 

Cheers!

The_Fossette
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