How to make USB eject icon always visible on the Taskbar of Windows 10

By default Windows 10 is configured to hide some icons from the Taskbar to save space. And often people don’t know how to safely remove USB flash or correctly stop using another external storage device because they don’t see the USB eject icon. And here is our simple guide on how to make USB eject icon always visible on the Taskbar of Windows 10. 

How it looks by default

This is how everything looks by default: the USB eject icon (Eject Mass Storage Device icon) is hidden in a menu. And you have to click the arrow to see it:

Eject Mass Storage Device
Eject Mass Storage Device icon on the Taskbar of Windows 10

How to make USB Eject icon always visible on the Taskbar of Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Taskbar.
  2. Select Settingstaskbar settings windows 10
  3. Scroll down the page and click on the link Select which icons appear on the taskbarselect which icons appear on the taskbar
  4. Enable Windows Explorer

    enable windows explorer icon to be visible on the taskbar
    Show flash drive icon on the taskbar

Henceforth, it will always appear on the taskbar: eject mass storage icon always visible on the taskbar

That’s it! Stay tuned for more tips!

If something is unclear or you have problems, please describe them in the comments below. Thank you.

7 thoughts on “How to make USB eject icon always visible on the Taskbar of Windows 10”

    • How does your problem look like? Could you please describe? The USB icon stays in the hidden area? What equipment do you connect to USB? What Windows version do you have?

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  1. I have a new HP computer with Windows 10, the icon for the safely remove hardware is not shown. I have enabled it in settings to show on taskbar, to no avail, please help.

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