Many of you who use USB drives will benefit from this quick fix. Safely removing hardware can be a pain when you have to click the button every time. In this guide you will learn how to assign a keyboard shortcut to the Safely Remove Hardware Dialog.
Creating the Shortcut
1. Right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose New \ Shortcut:
2. Paste in the following into the location box:
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll
3. Give the shortcut a name, and you’ll have a shortcut icon…
Assigning a Shortcut Key
Right-click the icon you made above, click properties, and select the Shortcut tab.
As long as the shortcut remains on the desktop, this shortcut will work for you.
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