USB Safely Remove is a USB device
manager. It saves time and extends user abilities on active work with
flash drives, portable drives, card readers and other gadgets. The main
disadvantage of using built-in Windows safe removal tool is that in
case of having several hot-plug devices it is quite difficult to
recognize a needed to stop device - the most devices have the same name
- "USB mass storage device". In
addition, Windows does not let you hide a device you would not want to
stop from the menu. USB Safely Remove saves you from these problems and
offers an original and multifunctional stopping menu, which displays
actual device names with icons. Using this menu you can find and stop a
device in a snap!
Like to do everything using the
keyboard? Now you can stop and view devices with only ONE hotkey! No
need to remember keyboard shortcuts for each device. Being in any
application, press the key combination (Win S by default) and you will
see the stop menu. Use the Up\Down Arrow keys to select the device you
need and either press Enter to stop it or Ctrl B to view the contents
of the device disks. Also you canassign a dedicated hotkey to stop a certain device.
USB Safely Remove feature that distinguishes it from similar software
is starting any applications not only after connecting a device, but
also before removing it. The autorun feature allows you to set up data
backup before disconnecting a removable hard drive, to run Total
Commander with the contents of the pen-drive, automatically unmount an
encrypted TrueCrypt drive before disconnecting the USB media, etc.
Safely Remove has a powerful and convenient command line: usr.exe. It
allows you to automate work with any devices. For example, you can
automatically stop devices according to schedule or in case of any
other event. In addition the command line tool of "USB Safely Remove"
allows to "return device back". Another important difference between
the program and the standard Safely Remove Hardware icon is the
possibility to see and stop any kinds of hotplug devices. If USB Safely
Remove does not display the device you need, try enabling the "Display
all storage devices" checkbox in the program options.
of external devices (e.g. SATA drives from Silicon Image), are true
hot-plug devices, however their drivers does not support "safe removal"
function. Such devices are not displayed in native safe removal tool
and can be stopped only via disabling in Device Manager. It is a
tiresome way, because it requires many actions to do, moreover you must
enable the device manually after you connect it next time. USB Safely
Remove allows to stop even such devices, besides it detects
automatically what devices must be "safely removed" and what must be
"disabled". Also the program enables "disabled" device automatically on
its next connection, thus it makes working with the device absolutely
the same as with usual device.
? Displaying what prevent a device from being stopped
? Safe removal via hotkeys
? The handy menu with device icons
? Real device names and ability to rename them
? Feature to hide unnecessary to stop devices
? Program autorun on device connection\disconnection
? Command line for safe removal
? Hiding of "empty" card reader drives
? Card reader memory cards ejection one-by-one
? Returning just stopped device back!
? System tray icon hiding when there are no devices to be stopped
? Displaying volume labels instead of device names
? Let you manage drive letters
? Ability to mount storage devices as a NTFS folder
? Exploring device drives in an alternative file manager (e.g. Total Commander)
? Let you prevent Windows from assigning a specified drive letters to hot-plug devices