Command to eject a USB Mass storage device

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Hi all,

Is there a command in XP, where u can
double on an icon / shortcut, and stop / eject a USB Mass storage device?

I know the Safely remove hardware icon
appears in the taskbar.

But can u make a shortcut to one of the devices on the desktop, so when u
double click on it, it'll stop / eject that device??

Any info appreciated

Thanx
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Paul wrote:

    > Is there a command in XP, where u can
    > double on an icon / shortcut, and stop / eject a USB Mass
    > storage device?
    >
    > I know the Safely remove hardware icon
    > appears in the taskbar.
    >
    > But can u make a shortcut to one of the devices on the desktop,
    > so when u double click on it, it'll stop / eject that device??
    >
    > Any info appreciated
    Hi,

    To automate this, you can use deveject.exe available here (includes
    C++ source code as well):

    ftp://ftp.heise.de/pub/ct/listings/0316-208.zip

    For help, run deveject.exe /? in a command prompt.

    Works for Windows 2000/XP/2003.


    An example using the EjectName command line switch:
    deveject.exe -EjectName:"USB Mass Storage Device"


    --
    torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
    Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
    the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Thanx Torgeir. Will check it out

    Cheers

    "Torgeir Bakken (MVP)" <Torgeir.Bakken-spam@hydro.com> wrote in message
    news:ePQ%23FJYhFHA.2904@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > Paul wrote:
    >
    >> Is there a command in XP, where u can
    >> double on an icon / shortcut, and stop / eject a USB Mass
    >> storage device?
    >>
    >> I know the Safely remove hardware icon
    >> appears in the taskbar.
    >>
    >> But can u make a shortcut to one of the devices on the desktop,
    >> so when u double click on it, it'll stop / eject that device??
    >>
    >> Any info appreciated
    > Hi,
    >
    > To automate this, you can use deveject.exe available here (includes
    > C++ source code as well):
    >
    > ftp://ftp.heise.de/pub/ct/listings/0316-208.zip
    >
    > For help, run deveject.exe /? in a command prompt.
    >
    > Works for Windows 2000/XP/2003.
    >
    >
    > An example using the EjectName command line switch:
    > deveject.exe -EjectName:"USB Mass Storage Device"
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
    > Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
    > the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx
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