In this article, I mentioned five hidden utilities with which your thumb drive/pen drive/flash drive can perform wonders. Everyone poses a pen drive today.
They became smaller than a matchbox and provide 16GB of storage. It costs not more than Rs.3000. Here are some ways to do magic with your thumb drives, time to use your pen drive in a different way.
Saving my pocket money to buy a huge pen drive. Hope blogging helps me to get one! 😀
Use Your Pen Drive Differently
1. Carry The Music Environment Around You
Being a music addict hurts you if you cannot be able to access to your songs all the time and have to wait till you get home to listen to them. Consider 5 minutes per song, you could fit 400 files that are about 33 hours of music in 2 GB pen drive and naming those 400 songs are quite difficult. Winamp Portable Edition has the solution for it. It has organized media library. It is portable and easily accessible.
2. Carry Your Applications With You
Applications can be directly installed to a pen drive and run directly from it without any restrictions or limitations on installation programs.
Portableapps.com provides you software for this. Where you can choose the applications of your desire from the given list.
3. Learn To Use Linux
Wondering about this use? It is easy actually. You can install certain Linux versions in your pen drive and can also operate using it. It is very useful for students who want to learn Linux, but don’t want to install it as their Operating System. There are many Linux versions for pen drive like Knoppix, Damnsmalllinuc, Puppy Linux, Linux Mint, etc. Make a Google Search for this and you will get plenty of websites. My choice is www.pendrivelinux.com. This site is helpful for non-geeks and non-techies.
4. Creating Windows Vista/Windows 7 Install Drive
Note : Your pendrive should be atleast 4GB and your PC should have the BIOS option for booting from the USB.
a) Format the pen drive and partition active.
b) Insert Windows Vista/7 DVD as a administrator.
In the Command Prompt or cmd type
Where the drive letters E: is for DVD and X: is for pen drive.
c) Copy the files and folders from the DVD to the pendrive.
d) Plug the pendrive into any PC and boot from it.
5. As A Backup
If the files you want to backup are few, then why to buy an external hard disk drive, try it with a pen drive instead. You can backup these files onto the pen drive manually or usually programs that can automate backups. You can use software such as Allway Sync or MS Sync Toy.