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Best gift packaging/labeling for a USB drive?

I'm putting together a digital file to give as a gift to several family members (think, digital scrapbook-type thing). If I were copying the file to a CD, I could make a nice case cover/label to go with it. But, if I'm putting the file on a USB drive, what could I do that would be similar? [more inside]
posted by msbubbaclees on Dec 6, 2015 - 10 answers

How to make a useful USB thumb drive that won't get dumped like TMFA

I have about 100 brand new very high quality USB drives (between 8gb and 256GB...most of them are the larger end). What can I do with them? I bought them thinking they were going to fail, and I was going to go through them. But I found out that high quality shit doesn't fail within 6 mos. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Dec 14, 2014 - 10 answers

My Macbook with Leopard wants to play in the snow! Rawr!

Upgrading a mid-2008 aluminum macbook from leopard to snow leopard (and eventually on to Lion). The superdrive is broken, and I am trying to boot the OS from a usb drive but having problems. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Thanquol180 on Nov 18, 2012 - 4 answers

Does it damage your files or USB drive to edit files directly on the drive?

Basic USB drive question: Can you open and edit files for long periods of time right from the USB drive? [more inside]
posted by thesocietyfor on Sep 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Can I send this candy fetus via media mail?

Can I send this candy fetus via media mail? [more inside]
posted by cog_nate on Jun 26, 2011 - 16 answers

Where can I get a good deal on USB drives?

Customized / personalized / promotional USB drives. Anyone know of a better price? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Feb 25, 2010 - 3 answers

please don't force me to use IE

Why have my portable apps stopped running on some computers (but not others)? [more inside]
posted by timepiece on Jan 2, 2010 - 7 answers

U3 - shoot me now!

I have two U3 "smart" drives. I find the pop-up windows they generate on insertion into a USB port incredibly annoying. How do I get rid of the damn U3 mojo? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on May 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Copying to lots of USB keys (again and again (and again))

How can I speed up copying the same date to lots and lots of USB keys? I have to copy data, using XP, to a whole bunch of keys. That's a lot of inserting and dragging and dropping and it may drive me insane. Is there any way to speed up the process? Something that does lots of USB keys at once? Some sort of auto-copy thing?
posted by liquidindian on Jan 27, 2009 - 10 answers

What is the proper way to safely unplug USB drives?

I've heard many different explanations about how to unplug drives in Windows XP. Some insist on using the removal tool and others just yank it out. So actually i have a matter of questions which i hope someone with the proper expertise can answer. [more inside]
posted by kampken on Jan 2, 2009 - 17 answers

External USB Hard Drive For Xbox 360

I need an external USB hard drive that will work on my Xbox 360. [more inside]
posted by turgid dahlia on Dec 2, 2008 - 12 answers

Drive-side AutoRun Disabling

Is there a way (on the USB drive side) to keep Windows from prompting the user to decide what to do with the files on a newly connected USB drive. [more inside]
posted by SAC on Oct 18, 2008 - 11 answers

USB help requested.

Windows Vista or XP, Kingston USB drive. I can save a text file to the USB, but not .doc or .jpeg - I am informed "cannot create file or directory". USB is not full and not damaged (as far as I can tell). Suggestions enthusiastically welcomed.
posted by Neiltupper on Oct 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Is my flash drive dead?

Has my flash drive kicked the can? Windows Vista can't read it. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Sep 27, 2008 - 3 answers

anonym.os question for OS X

Is anyone aware of an "anonym.os, livecd" installation on a USB drive that runs on OS X (equivalent to DemocraKey for Windows)?
posted by ranebo on Apr 24, 2008 - 3 answers

Can you stop my USB Drive hating me?

I need to stop my external (USB) drive having a petulant fit (and hiding/refusing to play ball) on an annoyingly regular basis during normal service. How? [more inside]
posted by Brockles on Oct 22, 2007 - 3 answers

Searching inside docs stored on a USB drive

USB drive search: I need a Google Desktop Search-like application to index (and search inside) MS Word documents stored on a portable USB drive. The catch is that I don't have administrator rights on my work machine, so this program can't be installed on the computer itself: it has to go solely on the USB drive. Help? [more inside]
posted by gd779 on Aug 23, 2007 - 3 answers

Your software swiss-army knife?

I'm looking for a list, recommendations or an all-in-one package of must-have applications for a windows repair software toolkit. [more inside]
posted by puddpunk on Jul 19, 2007 - 10 answers

Why won't my new USB drive autoplay?

I got a new USB drive, but when I plug it into my computer at work, it does not automatically launch an Explorer window, not does it recognize the autoplay icon I have on there. [more inside]
posted by timepiece on Sep 30, 2006 - 8 answers

USB key anomaly

There should only be 5 mb of data on my 1 gig usb drive, but it says there's 493 mb used up. what's going on? [more inside]
posted by jadanzzy on May 5, 2006 - 15 answers

usb drive not recognized

I have a Kingston USB drive that I cannot access from my work machine, it functions fine on other machines. [more inside]
posted by busboy789 on Aug 16, 2005 - 9 answers

Swiss-Army USB Drives

More xmas-shopping: Does anyone know of a store in NYC I can buy those swiss army knives with USB hard drives? I know they have them at thinkgeek and amazon etc, but I need it, like, yesterday. Other weird USB devices are also of interest.
posted by edlundart on Dec 20, 2004 - 11 answers

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