Right-clicking Unplug/Eject Hardware no longer shows specific device


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John H Meyers

I have Win2K/SP4, and all the times in the past that I have
used my flash drives and SD card reader, right-clicking
the "Unplug or eject hardware" icon in the system tray,
after using the flash drive or SD card reader, would show
in the context menu the specific drive that's plugged in,
so that one single additional click on that drive name
would suffice to allow that drive to be removed.

But now I find that right-clicking the "Unplug or eject hardware"
icon in the system tray shows *only* the generic
"Unplug or eject hardware" menu item, which only brings up
a set of several more menus to wade through, before I can
finally get the OK to remove my flash drive or reader.

In that extra dialog, I currently see these entries:

USB Mass Storage Device
Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
Generic volume - (G:)

Has anyone a clue how to restore the specific device names
into the "Unplug or eject hardware" menu, so that
it doesn't take wading through all those extra menus
every time I remove a USB flash drive or my SD reader?

Thanks!

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Gary Chanson

John H Meyers said:
I have Win2K/SP4, and all the times in the past that I have
used my flash drives and SD card reader, right-clicking
the "Unplug or eject hardware" icon in the system tray,
after using the flash drive or SD card reader, would show
in the context menu the specific drive that's plugged in,
so that one single additional click on that drive name
would suffice to allow that drive to be removed.

But now I find that right-clicking the "Unplug or eject hardware"
icon in the system tray shows *only* the generic
"Unplug or eject hardware" menu item, which only brings up
a set of several more menus to wade through, before I can
finally get the OK to remove my flash drive or reader.

In that extra dialog, I currently see these entries:

USB Mass Storage Device
Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
Generic volume - (G:)

Has anyone a clue how to restore the specific device names
into the "Unplug or eject hardware" menu, so that
it doesn't take wading through all those extra menus
every time I remove a USB flash drive or my SD reader?

No, but why don't you left-click on the tray icon? You should get a
simple menu listing the devices which you can eject and a single click is
all it takes to eject one.
 
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John H Meyers

why don't you left-click on the tray icon?
You should get a simple menu listing the devices which you can eject
and a single click is all it takes to eject one.

Thanks! I had simply reversed my mouse buttons -- Doh!

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