In a previous post I talked about using Windows’ “Safely Remove Hardware” dialog to avoid losing data from USB drives. Having done some more research, I’ve found a way to create a shortcut to this dialog.
The shortcut is simple to create, and uses a RunDll32.exe command that looks like this:
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll
- To create it, right-click on your desktop and select New, then Shortcut.
- In the Create Shortcut dialog, paste the above command, and click “Next”.
- Name it what you will, for example “Ejecting USB Drives”.
- Click “Complete”.
If you want to, you could also assign a hotkey:
- Right-click the newly made shortcut and click Properties
- In Properties, select the “Hotkey” field, and enter the hotkey you’d like, e.g. Win+S
- Click Use, then OK