What is WinEject?


WinEject is a small utility to open and close the tray of cd-rom and DVD drives - automatically, via mous or via hotkeys.

Other removable media (like ZIP disks or streamer tapes) can also be ejected.

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  • eject Open / Close / Eject WinEject opens and closes drives with motor driven trays (like most cd-rom and dvd drives). With other drives using removable media (like ZIP drives or streamers) WinEject is able to eject inserted media.
  • mouse Control WinEject is controlled using a little icon in the system tray area next to the clock. You can also assign shortcut keys ("hotkeys") for opening and closing drives.
  • power_settings_new Automatic eject WinEject is able to open all drives that contain disks when you log off from Windows. In case WinEject can't open a drive (like a normal floppy drive), a warning message is displayed. This way, you'll never forget your disks in the drives.
  • lock Locking Some drives can be locked by WinEject. The manual eject button on the device will be disabled, only WinEject can open those drives in that case. This is usefull if you want to protect your disks if your computer is accessible by other people (for instance when you exhibit at a fair).
  • plus_one More than one drive If you have more than one drive, you can start WinEject multiple times and configure each instance for another drive.
  • delete_forever Protection against loss of data Before WinEject ejects writeable disks, it flushes the operating system's disk cache. All data is safely written to the disk. If you use the eject button on the drive it may happen that some data in the cache will not be written to the disk. In certain circumstances data may even be written on a disk that you insert afterwards, over writing data on this disk. With WinEject, you can avoid this problem.
  • keyboard Command line interface The basic features like Open, Close, Lock and Unlock can be invoked using command line parameters. This allows you to use WinEject in batch files, for example to eject a disk automatically after a successful backup.
  • settings_ethernet Network support (not with Windows95/98/ME) WinEject contains a Windows service. If you install this on a computer (for instance your backup server) you're able to control the drives on this computer from another computer in your network remotly.
  • vpn_key Ejecting without administrator rights (not with Windows95/98/ME) After installing WinEjects Windows service on your local computer, other local users without administrative privileges are able to eject writable media on this computer.


Setup program for Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 8, 8.1, 10:

You need a licence key in order to use WinEject permanently, see Registration.

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A personal licence is no longer needed for using Wineject. Just use the following key:

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Here are some comments from other users:
“...We've been going around in circles trying to come up with a "fix" for the Zip drive "cache flushing" problem for the NT systems in our student computer labs. WinEject appears to be the perfect solution for our problem...” “Thought I would update an old version of Wineject as your new one locks the drive. Good function to keep my one year old from playing with the open/close button.”
“I think Win Eject is a excellent program. It works much better than other CD ejectors I have tried. Thanks for all your hard work.” “This week I installed WinEject, it works very well indeed. Especially the utility when windows shuts down is very useful.” “It is the only solution for NT-users with ZIP-drives to eject the disk. Further more it looks very professional and impressive...”

Author / Imprint

Developer of WinEject and operator of this web site is:

Ingo Heeskens
Im Kauert 45
52531 Übach-Palenberg

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