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THE OFFICE WORKERS GUIDE TO A USBTHUMB DRIVE
|TinaSieber
Page2 By: Tina Sieber MakeUseOf.com
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THE OFFICE WORKERS GUIDE TO A USBTHUMB DRIVE
|TinaSieber
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Table of Contents
Introduction and Technical Background ............................................................................. 5What is a USB flash drive? ................................................................................................... 5What is a memory stick used for? ...................................................................................... 6What should I know before buying a thumb drive? ........................................................... 7Case:...................................................................................................................................... 7Capacity: .............................................................................................................................. 7Transfer rate: ......................................................................................................................... 8What type of flash drive do I need? ................................................................................... 10Generic ............................................................................................................................... 10High Performance .............................................................................................................. 10Secure .................................................................................................................................. 11Durable ................................................................................................................................ 12Working With Your USB Flash Drive....................................................................................... 13Flash Drive 101 .................................................................................................................... 13Formatting ........................................................................................................................... 13Remove Flash Drive ........................................................................................................... 15Backup and Synchronize Your Files ................................................................................. 16How to Set Up and Use SyncToy .................................................................................. 16Setup SyncToy AutoPlay in Windows Vista and Windows 7: ................................ 18Setup SyncToy AutoPlay in Windows XP: ................................................................. 21Alternative Backup and Sync Tools ............................................................................. 23How to Keep Your Data Safe ............................................................................................... 24Never Forget Your Flash Drive .......................................................................................... 24Encrypt and Password Protect Your Data ...................................................................... 25Use Your Thumb Drive to Lock Your PC ........................................................................... 28Securely Wipe Data From Your Flash Drive .................................................................... 30Recommended Portable Apps ........................................................................................... 32Firefox Portable .................................................................................................................. 32Thunderbird Portable ......................................................................................................... 32Open Office Portable ....................................................................................................... 33Toucan................................................................................................................................. 34How to Speed Up Your Computer with Virtual Memory .................................................. 36

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