If you are one of those individuals who don’t uninstall their USB devices safely only because you are lazy, there is a specific method to do it from your desktop context menu. This icon will act as a visual reminder, even though you are not lazy and just forget about it. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to securely uninstall the USB devices from a Windows 10 Desktop Context Menu.

Safely uninstall the USB devices from a Windows 10 Desktop Context Menu

To securely uninstall the USB devices from a Windows 10 Desktop Context Menu, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Run in the search box and then click the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Now type the Regedit in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. The Registry Editor screen will appear as follows.

Navigate through the following path from the left side of the screen.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\

Right click on the Shell option and then click the New -> Key option as highlighted in the above image. Then rename the newly created key as Safely Remove Hardware as the following image is showing.

Now right click on the newly created key and choose the New -> String Value option as the following image is showing.

Rename the value as per your choice as the following image is showing.

Double click on it and the following dialogue box will appear.

Type the hotplug.dll,-100 value in the Value data textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. Now close the Registry Editor screen. There is no need to restart the computer to apply the changes as it will implement immediately. Now right click on the Desktop and you will see the Safely Remove Hardware option in the context menu as the following image is showing.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to securely uninstall the USB devices from a Windows 10 Desktop Context menu.

How to safely uninstall the USB devices from a Windows 10 Desktop Context Menu
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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