USB Safely Remove 5.0 released!
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USB Safely Remove 5.0 released!

We are happy to announce the new major release USB Safely Remove 5.0! The new version includes significantly improved device menu, unicode support, lots of new options and bug fixes.  Download now or read more below.

The new stopping menu

The stopping menu was reworked to give you more convenience and control, especially when you have many drives. Now it's more informative and powerful like the menu in Zentimo but we tried to make it as simple as possible. Anyway there's always the options to return the look and feel of 4.x versions if you prefer it.
Now the menu lets you see the device's size and free/occupied space on it.
And you can either browse the drive contents in your file manager in a click:
Or eject card readers memory card right in the menu:
But that's not all the novelties in the menu. Read more below about bunch of the new customization options!

Improved Options look and feel

Full Unicode support

Now you can choose any language supported by the program and it will be displayed correctly even if your system language is different. This is great news for people who are using non-Latin characters on their computers since they will never have issues with garbled texts in the program. If you are an English-speaking user you get no benefits from this feature... apart from you may have fun changing the program language to Arabic or Chinese. They look so cool :)

"Apply" button

Using this button in the device properties or program options dialogs you can apply the changed settings and see how they influence the program without closing the options dialog

New options

We analyzed your requests and added many options to configure the menu you asked us about. Now you can change the device icon size, hide or display storage device names or volume rows and etc. Those who have many storage devices might like these options since they let them reduce the space that the menu occupies on the screen.
E.g. by disabling the "Display storage device name" option you can make the menu more compact (but still informative), which is useful if you have lots of external drives:
Or disable the "Display storage device volume" option to get the plain old look and feel:
And finally there's now an option for true ascetics: the "Simple menu" that will remove all control buttons at all:
Note that the control buttons don't go forever but they are available from the menu called with right click to the system tray icon:
Another new option is device sorting in the menu. The devices are now sorted by drive letter by default, but you can set sorting by device name or volume label as well.

Other improvements & changes

  • Improved "Forced stop" feature. It unload dlls loaded from external drives without killing their processes
  • Added an option to return in use the fixed drive letters even if their drives are not connected now (Options -> Drive Letters -> Fixed Drive Letters List)
  • All other skins look and feel was also improved
  • Device icon storing format changed from .png to .ico
  • The program might not see devices connected to some kinds of external USB hubs. Fixed.
  • Windows 2000 is no longer supported
Be happy and enjoy using USB Safely Remove!

How to upgrade? Just download using the orange "Download" box below and run the installer, it will do the upgrade automagically. If your upgrade subscription is over feel free to extend it.


Download now!
Version: 5.2.3
Size: 5.9 MB
OS: Win XP\2003\
Vista\7, 32\64 bit

"If your upgrade subscription

"If your upgrade subscription is over feel free to extend it."
Have you changed the licensing of USB Safely Remove?
Are the lifetime upgrades still valid if I paid for the license back in October 2008?

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No, we didn't change license

No, we didn't change license policy for existing users. Thus if you purchased the license with lifetime upgrades (it doesn't matter when, they are still available) you are eligible for all free future upgrades.

Well, after releasing Zentimo

Well, after releasing Zentimo I thought you'd be like most shareware programmers who realized "a lifetime updates license isn't such a good idea" and you would pretty much stop working on USBSR... but you didn't. I was already happy with the last update (4.7.1.1153) because it fixed the "can't connect to service" message which annoyed me for a very long time, but seeing a major new version 5.x is pretty impressive. Thank you.

Hello, Could you add the link

Hello,
Could you add the link to the latest Windows 2000 version?

IgorSR's picture

JL, the latest version that

JL, the latest version that supports Windows 2000 is 4.7, download it here. And I've added the note about this in the download section of the web site.

Thanks for supporting the

Thanks for supporting the simple version of this program!

Still buggy. Evertime i

Still buggy. Evertime i restart window vista there is always an error message

IgorSR's picture

Please send us the report

Please send us the 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

USR error if to remove modem

USR error if to remove modem please help ! thanks you

IgorSR's picture

Please send us the report

Please send us the 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

help me to solve my problem,

help me to solve my problem, I have an SD card (Kingston 2G) used for image storage. When I put it in my laptop (OS: window 8 CP), it shows in USB safely Remove under Hidden device. And I can't see it in my computer, so I can't use it.
Now, I really want helping. Thankssssssssssssssssss so much in advance

IgorSR's picture

Huycomf, Try to assign a

Huycomf,
Try to assign a drive letter to your SD card. In order to do it go to the device properties -> switch to Drive properties tab and choose a drive letter on this tab.

If "display storage device

If "display storage device volumes" is not selected then card reader doesn't display the option to eject the memory card.

IgorSR's picture

Hi, Thanks for the report! We

Hi,
Thanks for the report! We will fix this problem in the following versions.

changed settings and see how

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