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wreckedcarzz
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« on: March 08, 2008, 08:33:13 PM »

Anyone familiar with OS X's drag-and-drop interface should know what I am talking about here right off the bat...

What I am looking for is a small program that tells Windows to Safely Remove Hardware when I drag the drive icon onto the program icon.


Ex:

I plug in a drive. Said drive appears in My Computer.
I copy file ABC.exe on drive
I close drive window
I drag drive icon from My Computer onto DropToDisconnect.exe on my desktop
A Windows dialog box appears telling me it is safe to remove the hardware
I remove the drive


Can anyone do this for me? tellme


EDIT: And possibly a key-combo that opens a GUI window allowing me to select (multiple, if need be) items to disconnect? That would be really awesome...
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2008, 08:55:41 PM »

I'm pretty sure there's a solution here on the forum for a VERY similar request.
Unfortunatelly, i couldn't find it.
I did find a related thread, though: IDEA: Useful desktop icon for USB flash drive
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2008, 09:07:02 PM »

If you can see your desktop, then using Windows default removable drive thingy isn't so bad. Just left click the tray icon once, then select the drive you want to disconnect. Done.





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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2008, 09:09:08 PM »

@Deozaan: I know I can left click, but I prefer to hit the large "object" of an icon, rather than have to position my mouse over this 32x32 tray icon. undecided

@jgpaiva: Reading now...
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2008, 09:41:04 PM »

@Deozaan: I know I can left click, but I prefer to hit the large "object" of an icon, rather than have to position my mouse over this 32x32 tray icon. undecided

Oh yeah, I forgot you like the big icons. smiley

I wonder if there is a way to get an AHK script to do what I said for you. Then you could make a big shortcut to the AHK script.
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2008, 04:18:20 AM »

I think USB Disk Ejector could be helpful.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2008, 05:43:21 AM »

ak: Usb disk ejector is a perfect solution!!
I've made an ahk script to do what wreckedcarzz initially asked for:


If you want to not have the usb_disk_ejector.exe on the same folder as ejectDisk, just change its path at the top of the script! Wink

[edit] I forgot to mention: you can disconnect a drive by drag+dropping anything inside the drive onto ejectDrive, it doesn't matter if it's the drive itself or not [/edit]
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2008, 01:44:22 PM »

 Kiss IT WORKS PERFECTLY! cheesy

Thanks so much jgpaiva, this will be sitting on my desktop permanently now. Thmbsup
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2008, 03:01:15 PM »

Glad to know that, wreckedcarzz!
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