Portable storage drives have become a must have device for all the PC users. Compared to the old compact drives, it is very comfortable and easy to use. Also, the memory size has been tremendously increased as compared to the old storage methods. Since portable devices have mass storage, it is important to safely use the device to protect our data. One of the important activities we need to be careful is ejecting the USB drive. On PCs, we normally right click on the USB icon in the system tray and select the “Safely Remove Hardware” option. Instead of doing that, today I’ve come with a new application called “USB Disk Ejector” to safely remove your portable drives using hot keys and other simple methods. Here’s how it works.
USB Disk Ejector is a free open source application for Windows. You can download the app using the link below. Once you complete the installation, you will see a small dialog box with all the connected USB drives on your PC. By default, you can eject the drives by double clicking on it or by pressing the “Enter” key. Click the “More” option at the bottom to access the “Settings” of the application. After you click the “More” button, select “Options”, it will open a new window with a set of options as shown in the screenshot to customize the application.
There will be five different categories in the left panel as you see in the screenshot. In the first category “General”, you have options to minimize and maximize the application window. The second option “Positioning” will let you change the position and size of the window as you need. In the third category “Ejection”, you can set notifications while ejecting the drive and what to do with the programs running from the USB drive while ejecting it. The fourth category is exclusively for memory card readers to show or hide the cards with media files.
In the fifth category “Hotkeys” you can set command shortcuts to quickly eject the USB drives. For different actions on the application, you can set the Hotkeys here. It is a portable application less than 1MB of memory size. Also, it supports from XP to all the latest versions of Windows. So, try this app on your PC and share your experience with us in the comments. Thanks for reading, do share this post with your friends.