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emarell wrote:So allowing USB Safely Remove to always run wouldn't be slowing things down noticeably - is that a reasonable expectation?
Yes, that's correct. USB Safely Remove does nothing unless you operate with hardware.
Vista's Safely Remove Hardware icon has vanished from the system tray. It's not hidden; it's just not there. So has Safely Remove Hardware been replaced? Disabled? Is there something further I should do about this unreliable built-in?
If you mean that the native icon was never displayed on your system before the installation of USB Safely Remove then there are no solution. Either stop the devices using our program or by making a shortcut to it with the following command: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll"
If you mean that it's disappeared after installation of USB Safely Remove then it's a correct behavior. By default USB Safely Remove hides the the native SRH icon. If you need to see it as well as USBSR icon, you can uncheck the option Options -> Look and Feel -> Replace native "safely remove hardware" icon.