Wednesday, April 21, 2010


If you use pendrives frequently and find bit typical to click on the task bar and then safely remove the pendrive then here is a trick for you to create a shortcut for safely removal of pendrives. Just follow given steps:
1). Right click on desktop, Go to new -> shortcut..

2). In Create shortcut window, Type RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll.
3). Click next and then .
shortcut is created.
Now you can use this shortcut to remove pendrive or you can assign a shortcut key to it. For assigning shortcut key,
1). Right click on shortcut icon.
2). Select properties.
3). In properties window, click on shortcut tab.
4). Assign a shortcut key to it(it will take clrt + alt by default)eg: if you press A shortcut will be ctrl+alt+A.
5). Click ok.
Its done.
Now you can use your keyboard shortcut key to safely remove your pendrives.


  1. i tried in windows-7 system but it shows a error ---> RunDLL
    error in shell32.dll
    missing entry:control_RunDLL
    could u explain what to do to remove this error.

  2. ya really it is working and feeling happy after the simple step..thank you

  3. Yaa it's working....very nice tip...But how to do it in windows7??

  4. I CANNOT get this to work!!! it DOESN'T matter what I try to safely remove using this dialog, I get the following error "this device is not removable and cannot be ejected"!!! the system tray icon works though, just not this shortcut!!!