LifeHacker has a nice piece called LifeHacker Top 10: USB thumb drive tricks. Some of the instructions could be a little better, and they should include some more screenshots, but this is definitely worth a look.
The tricks are:
- Boot an operating system
- Encrypt your drive
- Make a portable MP3 player
- Speed up or lock down Windows Vista
- Run a logoff message to unplug the drive
- Quick launch your workspace
- Assemble a PC repair kit
- Put on the DemocraKey "computer condom"
- Sync your data
- Assign custom icons
What are some other cool tricks you can do with a USB flash drive? Join the discussion.
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