USB Disk Ejector
By Bgbennyboy
Version 1.2 BETA 2

This is a pre-release beta version. Some features may not work correctly.

This readme is not fully up to date and may contain some out of date information related to previous versions of the program.

New in this version:

What is USB Disk Ejector?:
A program that allows you to quickly remove USB (and Firewire) drives in Windows. It was originally designed to remove only USB pen drives but will now eject any USB drive. It can be run as a non-visual command line program or a normal gui program.

The command line options are very flexible, they can be used to:

Its very useful if you have a USB flash/pen drive, especially if you use a menu such as PStart or the Portable Apps launcher. With one click the menu will exit, the program will run silently and the drive will be ejected. See the 'Command Line Options' section below for more information.

When run as a 'normal' GUI program the tools enables USB devices to be quickly ejected through a mouse click or keyboard press. It's especially useful when dealing with multiple USB devices and for Vista users who don't want the 'now safe to remove this device' dialog box to appear.

The program has been tested on WindowsXP, Windows Vista and Windows 2000. It should work on any version of Windows from 2000 onwards.

What do I need to use this?:
A removable USB device, such as a pen drive, digital camera or IPod.

Using the program (without any command line options):

  1. Load the program, if you have any removable USB drives they will be shown in the list.
  2. If you plug in any additional devices while the program is running then the list will automatically update to show them.
  3. Double click on a device to remove it.
  4. Unplug the device from your computer.

Command Line Options:

These command line options will change in a future stable release.

The following command line options are available:

The REMOVETHIS, REMOVELETTER and REMOVENAME parameters are command line only. Ie. when they are used the program will run silently, with no window appearing. There will be no feedback from the program and a message will only be shown if there is an error and a device cannot be ejected.

The command line options may be combined, eg:

Additional Features:

Card reader/flash card support. If you have a card reader the program will detect this and allow you to eject card media from this device.

Mobile Mode: If you try and eject the drive that the program is running from then the program will restart itself in mobile mode.
It copies itself to the pc's temp folder, ejects the drive, then closes and deletes itself. It means that you can run the program from a usb pen drive and then eject that pen drive.

IPod Eyecandy: If you have an IPod connected via USB, then it will have an IPod icon instead of the usual disk icon in the program.

Minimize to Tray: If you minimize the program, it will minimize to an icon in the system tray and wont show in the taskbar until restored.


Acknowledgements and Thanks:
Ejection code is based upon C code by Uwe_Sieber.

Program and drive icon is from the Snow.E2 set by Sascha Höhne.

Ipod icon unknown - please contact me if you are/know the author.

Uses the Project JEDI 'Setup and Config Manager API'.

C to Pascal Converter by Ural Gunaydin was used to translate some C code.

The software is provided "as-is" and without warranty of any kind, express, implied or otherwise, including without limitation, any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall the initial developer or any other contributor be liable for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this software.

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bgbennyboy 15/04/09