USB Safely Remove 4.2 Released: Elegant UI & Win 7 support!

USB Safely Remove 4.2 Released: Elegant UI & Win 7 support!

We are happy to announce that new version of USB Safely Remove 4.2 is publicly available! In the new version we have invested heavily in UI improvements, stability and Windows 7 compatibility. Find below the full list of changes.

New Elegant Look And Feel

A picture is worth a thousand of words, so just look below to see the changes by your own eyes.

Fixing Drive Letter For A Device

Windows may assign different drive letters to a certain device, so you are not sure what drive letter will have your flash drive on this connection.Usually it's a bit annoying but it doesn't prevent you from working. The problem will arise when you need to start non-portable applications from the flash drive or you wish to ask a desktop application to store data to your external drive. In this case the device must have a fixed drive letter that isn't changed amongst different connections.

USB Safely Remove 4.2 resolves that problem, allowing you to fix a drive letter to a device. Just open your device properties, switch to the "Drive properties" tab, choose the required drive letter and check "Fix drive letter" option. From now on your device will always stay with this drive letter and none of the other devices will occupy this letter, even when your device is not connected.

One-click "Scan For Hardware Changes"

USB Safely Remove gets along not only with USB drives but with SATA (eSATA) devices as well. However, some eSATA drives cannot be automatically detected by Windows on connection. You have to run "Scan For Hardware Changes" from the Windows Device Manager in order to see your drive in Explorer. You know it's annoying to do so many clicks in order to get to the Device Manager so we added this ability to the quick stop menu.

Stop All Devices At Once

If you are in a hurry and\or need to disconnect all external drives at once, you will find this feature extremely useful. Instead of clicking several times to the menu to stop devices one at a time, you can press the "Stop all" button and the program will stop all of the visible devices on the stopping menu.

Windows 7 Full Compatibility

We have conducted extensive testing of the program under the newest version of Windows and now you can benefit from using USB Safely Remove under Windows 7, both the 32 and 64-bit versions.

Minor But Useful Improvements

  • Displaying taskbar button for the most windows
  • You can optionally show number of devices in the tray icon (see Options -> Look and Feel)
  • The tray icon became gray if there are no devices to stop
  • Hotkey for stopping the device can return it back

Bug Fixes

  • The program seriously slowed down Windows XP 64 bit system startup
  • Fixed some bugs of autorun feature
  • PNG images were loosing alpha-channel when were loaded as device images
  • And some other minor bugs...
Update from 10/26/2009: 4.2 hot-fix 1
We have fixed some bugs found by our users in the version 4.2 final:
  • "Scan For Hardware Changes" and "Stop All" buttons could change their horizontal\vertical relative positions
  • The program could display "Cannot connect to service" message on startup
  • The program could stop additional devices when stopping a certain one
  • Some languages updated: Bulgarian, Dutch-Netherlands, Finnish, Hebrew, Romanian, Swedish
We recommend you to upgrade to the latest version by downloading the program using the link below.
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OS: Win 2000\XP\2003\Vista\Win7, 32\64 bit Latest changes

excelente contenido y muy

excelente contenido y muy simplificado muchas gracias!

"We have hardly tested the

"We have hardly tested the program under the newest version of Windows" ? That doesn't sound good. Is that what it's meant to say?
Anyway, UI looks great & I'm all for new functionality! =D

I noticed this too. In

I noticed this too. In English, saying "hardly" does not mean that you did HARD testing; it means you tested it only 1%; I think what you meant to say is "we have conducted extensive testing of the program under Windows 7" - if that is what you meant.

Excellent software.

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Guys, many thanks for the

Guys, many thanks for the note! I have changed the phrase as you suggested.

Can you please make a

Can you please make a "themeless" option that just uses colors from the current theme color config?

I really don't like the new look, plus the text is hardly visible when using clear font colors. Using it with any other theme than the default aero or classic view just burns my eyes.

Reinstalling 4.1!

Yeah, with dark themes

Yeah, with dark themes doesn't look that good.

+1 for a classic view option.

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Mark & Monkee, thanks for

Mark & Monkee, thanks for your suggestions. We will consider adding classical theme option in future version of the program.

Excellent Software!. Good job

Excellent Software!. Good job on keeping up with the times. A lot of companies still aren't up-to-date with todays 64 bit operating systems. You guys are current. Maybe other companies will learn from you!.

Thank you!.

I've noticed a bug that is

I've noticed a bug that is rather annoying guys. When I go to options and check or uncheck the "Show All Devices" option then the new One-click "Scan For Hardware Changes" option tends to appear to disappear and the new Stop All Devices At Once option moves to line up with the topmost device.

In my particular case I am running a Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP3. I also noticed that if I stop the program and restart it then the new options appear correctly, however they do not "fix" if just toggle the setting. I've reproduced this several times at this point.

Also, I haven't forgot about the Help File editing. I got about half way through it and I haven't had a chance to go back to it. Hopefully soon though.

-Evan

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Thank you for the bug report.

Thank you for the bug report. We have fixed this bug in v4.2 hot-fix 1.

Alright, I downloaded the

Alright, I downloaded the version and it's working fine. Thanks for the quick update and keep up the great work.

-Evan

great update ... just

great update ... just question, any news about your effort to fix Vista/Win7 bug which causes external hard-drive not to stop (2.5' USB powered WD Passport)?

new theme is good with classic aero ;)

Same problem with WinXP!!

Same problem with WinXP!!

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Did you see processes that

Did you see processes that locks device?

in Vista/Win7 it is system

in Vista/Win7 it is system bug :( it is not caused by any process ... drive is safely removed, but does not stop :(

it stops only when I try to reconnect it and I unplug it before it runs again :)

Jarin, what do you mean by

Jarin, what do you mean by "safely removed but not stop"? If you mean that safe removal does not power off lights on your external HD, this is not a bug, this is a default behavior of Vista\Win7. Both these OS do not power off USB ports after safe removal.

I can't stop my

I can't stop my device...
it's still trying, but can't stop...

what the problem here?

I have a similar problem.

I have a similar problem. When I attempt to stop my Seagate FreeAgent Go, a message pops up asking to send a Bug report and the Portable drive will NOT unload. Bugs galore!!

One suggestion. Make the question below Bigger for us older folks with bad eye sight. Even with glasses, I can't see the chatracters.

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Please, send bug report to

Please, send bug report to us, and we will try to fix the problem.

I have sent a bug report that

I have sent a bug report that keeps popping up whenever I insert a Flash stick, as well as an e-mail.
I have also uninstalled the program and it became too frustrating to use.

Congratulations for this new

Congratulations for this new version...
Thank you guys...this software is really a handy tool to save time and efforts...

cheers..
Omkar ;)

Anyone know why, when

Anyone know why, when re-awakening a drive or device I always get a windows error prompt about how, 'windows can't find "your device"...etc'? I get that, even though USB Safely Remove has found "the device" and is getting it ready?

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Can you make a screenshot of

Can you make a screenshot of this message?
If I understand you correctly, this message may be generated by Winamp, or other application that controls media devices plug\unplug events.

deseo obtener esta versión

deseo obtener esta versión por favor

thanks for all the

thanks for all the cooperation

bueno creo que es un uy buen

bueno creo que es un uy buen programa y muy util a la hora de desconectar una memoria usb

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Thank you for the kind words.

Thank you for the kind words. We hope the program will be useful to you.

I installed the update over

I installed the update over my registered version and now it says I am on a trial and my trial has expired. So I now have to uninstall.

Hi, I did not update to this

Hi,
I did not update to this latest release as I would like to be sure first that my version can be freely updated : I got it during the giveaway period. So I got it for free.
Can I update for free too ?
Thanks !
Jeff

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Hello, If you get license for

Hello,

If you get license for free, then your license is valid only for v. 4.1. iIf you wish to upgrade to future version you have to purchase a lifetime license.

I also installed over my free

I also installed over my free 4.1 and need to reinstall. Please help. Your 4.1 link reverts to the 4.2 version.

IgorSR's picture

Your free license is valid

Your free license is valid only for v. 4.1 so if you wish to get further upgrades you have to purchase the lifetime license (the paid license give you lifetime upgrades).

Just in case I'd like to note that this information was contained:
1) On the license giveaway page (see http://safelyremove.com/giveawayweeka9.htm, Giveaway FAQ, first section, first sentence)
2) In the license key email subject: "The USB Safely Remove License Key For ******* v. 4.1 *******"
3) In the license email body:
>License conditions:
> * The license is valid only for ******v. 4.1****** so if you wish to upgrade to future
> version you have to purchase a lifetime license.
> * You can use the program personally on each of your computers
> * You can use this version for lifetime

If you are not interested in v. 4.2 you can stay with v.4.1 it will be free for you forever. Download it here: http://safelyremove.com/usbsafelyremovesetup.exe?v=4.1

My Vista 64 stop when i run

My Vista 64 stop when i run USB Safely remove. I dónt know why

The download file is

The download file is corrupted.

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Please, try to download file

Please, try to download file again.

Realmente este aplictivo é

Realmente este aplictivo é excelente.

Congratulations to you on

Congratulations to you on this new version is really very effective tool that facilitates access to the devices easily and conveniently
Thank you and forward, God willing

IgorSR's picture

We are pleased that you like

We are pleased that you like the program. We will try to continue to produce only high quality products.

Gave a fix letter to an

Gave a fix letter to an usb-stick
after that I gave the same letter to another stick.
Wow! Suddenly the letter windows has given to the stick
and usbsr's fix letter are looping - can't stop it.
It changes in seconds. Deinstalled usbsr but still the same behaviour.

Hi @ndreas, Can you send us

Hi @ndreas,
Can you send us bug-report from the program. In order to send the report you should proceed to "Main menu -> Help -> Report a bug", and in the opened dialog enter your e-mail and a short description of the problem. This helps us to investigate the problem more detailed

hi I get latest

hi
I get latest version....but how can i have its License for free version?

thanks
saeed

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Your free license is valid

Your free license is valid only for v. 4.1 so if you wish to get further upgrades you have to purchase the lifetime license (the paid license give you lifetime upgrades).

thank's....

thank's....

I have come across a problem

I have come across a problem with USBSR. When I re-enable the USB device which is ejected by USBSR WITHOUT physically taking out, my Bluetooth mouse does not respond for few seconds and it is recorded by Windows in the Event Viewer. I am using Windows 7 (32-bit) and my Blutooth driver is Widcomm (latest).

Excellent work. I wonder how

Excellent work. I wonder how did I manages my connected devices before this great piece of software. Thank you and keep on with it.
Abdul

Where's the link to downgrade

Where's the link to downgrade to 4.1? The new version if causing my computer to freeze.

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Please find it here:

Please find it here: http://safelyremove.com/usbsafelyremovesetup.exe?v=4.1. Also it would be great if you send us a detailed bug-report (from the new version). In order to send the report you should proceed to "Main menu -> Help -> Report a bug", and in the opened dialog enter your e-mail and a short description of the problem. This helps us to investigate the problem more detailed.

Just wanted to say this is

Just wanted to say this is great software, it seriously makes my life easier. I haven't updated yet as I got it free (I do believe you were running a promo), but when I have some spare change I certainly will (after verifying it runs right). Just so you know, I give another vote to having an option to revert to classic styling.

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Thank you for your nice

Thank you for your nice words! We will take into account your vote.

Thank you for your efforts! I

Thank you for your efforts! I appreciate them.