6 ways to get more from pen drives
A USB flash drive is commonly known as, a pen drive, since its induction in the world of storage devices, has been the go-to pocket storage. With rising popularity of online shopping, pen drives are now available in a wide range of variety depending upon their storage capacity and designs. But there is more to it than just being a storage device. Following are 6 of the never thought of before tricks that can make your pen drive prove to be more than just a storage device.
Use portable programs
There are cases when the administrator on an office PC or a friends’ PC wouldn’t let you install an app right away to work on it. That’s when these portable apps help. A pen drive allows you to use portable apps by just plugging it in and using the portable version saved on the drive. Portable versions of Chrome and Firefox browsers of Google can be accessed directly with the help of pen drive without installing it on the host PC. A number of image editing apps, dictionary apps, and cleaner apps also have portable versions that can be easily used.
Make password protected storage
When transferring data that’s user-specific and needs to be safeguarded from prospective frauds, a partition can be created on the pen drive itself that will then store all the sensitive data and extra protection can be added with encryption. Various tools can be used to create this partition. The content present in pen drive can then only be viewed via password.
Back up data in this digital age of web documents becomes essential to keep all the records safe and images intact. A pen drive can be used for the same purpose. While inserting a pen drive along with the tool, USB flash copy, all the files you work on the PC can be directly saved on the part of hard disk you choose. Later, whether you want to change them or overwrite the same files with new data, options are popped up if you want to save/discard.
Booting up of a PC requires some amount of free space, which if lower than the required proportions, results in longer boot periods. While plugging in a pen drive at the time of booting the PC, we provide some extra space for the booting operation to take place faster. It can be safely ejected then.
Connect to a wireless network
Windows Connect Now is an app that helps you save the details to a wireless network that was connected to your PC on the pen drive. This helps manage and obtain wireless network connection on inserting the pen drive.
Take your music along
If saving mp3 files on your PC is not possible for you but you love music, here’s help. You can easily store all your favorite tracks on the pen drive. Go straight to the media player and create your own list of tracks and listen to them whenever the pen drive is inserted.
These new benefits make using the pen drive even more functional than before.