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 FeelA picture is worth a thousand of words, so just look below to see the changes by your own eyes.
Fixing Drive Letter For A DeviceWindows 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 OnceIf 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 CompatibilityWe 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
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: