USB Safely Remove 7.0 released!

Nov 24th, 2023

This is a major upgrade which includes reworked user interface, better support of Win 11, improved behavior of the program and many other minor improvements.

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Windows 11/10/8.1/7

User interface changes

We have thoroughly reworked the program’s interface to make it look better on Win 10 & 11

Now, under Win11, the device menu has rounded corners wherever needed

In the lower right corner of the menu the new button is added

This button allows you to show the hidden devices (usually these are mice, keyboards, Bluetooth dongles and other devices that you don’t need or don’t wish to safely remove). Now you can work with these devices directly in the menu.

Improved behavior

  • The menu is positioned relative to the system tray icon rather than to the right side of the screen
  • The menu toggles visibility when you click to the system tray icon
  • The menu is no longer displayed when you open the main dialog

Bug fix

  • Sometimes device icon wasn’t displayed in the “unable to stop” dialog
  • The device menu could be displayed behind other applications
  • The “Help” button didn’t work in the Settings -> Device Stop tab
  • Artifacts (black strips) might be displayed on the menu after the forced stop
  • Some settings may not be restored on another machine with different locale
  • Sometimes the native safe removal icon wasn’t hidden

Windows XP & Vista no longer supported

While version 7.0 can still be launched and work on XP and Vista, we didn’t test it there and no longer provide support on these operating systems.

Update from Nov 27th: USB Safely Remove 7.0.4 (hotfix 1)

  • When the tray icon is in the hidden area, notifications could be displayed in incorrect place
  • Small bug in German translation fixed

Update from Dec 7th: USB Safely Remove 7.0.5 (hotfix 2)

  • The buttons “Stop Again” and “Forced Stop” in the “Unable to stop” dialog became unavailable to click on high DPI configurations
How to update from the previous version?

Just download and install the required installer over the previous version. You do not need to uninstall the previous version. If your license upgrade period is over, feel free to purchase the renewal.

Note, licenses with one or two year of upgrades purchased after the date of the previous release (Apr 28th, 2021) are also eligible for this update.

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Windows 11/10/8.1/7

USB Safely Remove 6.4 released!

Apr 27th, 2021

This version adds some interesting and important new features – system wide device name change, preventive flushing of disk buffers on forced stop, improved device stop and bugfix.

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USB Safely Remove 6.3 released!

Jun 23rd, 2020

We are glad to announce the new release of USB Safely Remove 6.3! This version has added two new skins: dark and light, BitLocker support, service issue troubleshooter, documentation improvements and major bug fix.

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USB Safely Remove 6.2 released!

Dec 27th, 2019

We are glad to announce the new release of USB Safely Remove 6.2! This version has two new interesting features: device disabling (permanent safe removal) and ability to return devices back without reboot of other devices. Besides there are bug fix and some minor improvements.

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Windows 11/10/8.1/7

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USB Safely Remove 6.1.5 released!

Sep 8th, 2018

It’s a small update mainly with fixes of the bugs found in the version 6.1. Here’s what’s fixed:

  1. The native safely remove hardware icon sometimes didn’t hide on program startup
  2. Some devices were not displayed in the program since version 6.1
  3. Some devices could disappear from the menu after their stopping (if the “Display all storage devices” option was disabled)
  4. Generic USB icon assigned automatically for web cameras in Win 10 (instead of the webcam icon)

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USB Safely Remove 6.1 released!

Aug 12th, 2018

USB Safely Remove 6.1 is available to download. This version contains small usability improvements and bug fix. Since there were no updates for a long time, this version will be free for everyone who has a paid license eligible for the previous version 6.0. Download now or read more below. Read more »

USB Safely Remove news archive (2004-2017)

Jan 10th, 2018

We have moved our blog platform from Drupal to WordPress and merged blogs of Zentimo, USB Safely Remove and our other programs. Now all previous history for USB Safely Remove (release notes, news etc) is available in the archive. All future news for the program as well as for our other products will be here.