If you are like most students or even professionals, you have lost your flash drive at least once in your life. It can often create a fleeting panic attack. Perhaps your entire project which is due tomorrow was on that flash drive. Perhaps a detailed power point that you must present this week was on that flash drive.
The benefits of using a flash drive are so great that nearly every professional owns one. Some companies order bulk flash drives to provide to their employees. It is a great way to easily transport files and information from work or school to home. However, to lose the flash drive can often create a catastrophe in your work load. If you are lucky enough to remember where you left it, you may (but probably not) be lucky enough to return to find it there. However, if you can’t remember where you left it or if it isn’t there when you return, you may have to redo all of the work that was saved on it.
Many people have offered advice on how to remember your flash drive. If you leave the flash drive’s cap with your keys, then you will most likely remember to pull it out when you are ready to leave. Some people choose to keep the flash drive attached to their key chain while in use. However, if you forget your keys often, this tip probably won’t work for you.
Some people leave the cap of the flash drive on the computer desk beside or on top of their cell phone. Since you are probably not going to leave without this piece of technology, you will notice the cap and remove the flash drive.
If it is a capless flash drive, that can pose another forgetful problem. If you have to put your flash drive in the back of the computer tower, it will be even more easily forgotten. Perhaps place your purse or book bag near the rear of the tower to remind you to remove your flash drive.
Another tip would be to just simply write a reminder on a sticky note and place it on the computer screen. It will be staring at you as you prepare to leave. Sometimes a reminder note is the best way to go.
If you have used several different methods and still find yourself close to forgetting, you may want to consider downloading free software that will remind you of your flash drive. FlashRecall is a free downloadable software that will automatically prompt you to remove your flash drive when you attempt to shut down or log off of that computer. Since you are probably using a public computer, you will be shutting it down or logging off. This software will prevent you from shutting down the computer without removing your flash drive. If public computer labs at colleges had this type of software, a lot of campus-wide e-mails pertaining to forgotten flash drives could be avoided.
For some forgetful people, losing a small, portable flash drive does pose problems. However, the amount of information and benefits of having the flash drive are an invaluable resource to a professional or student. If you have ever lost your flash drive with important information, I can almost bet that you have taken steps to prevent that from happening again. However, if you are new to the world of flash drives, perhaps these key tips will help you remember to always take your flash drive with you.
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