September 8th, 2004, 06:00 PM
1GB Thumbdrive, What file would you put on it?
I just ordered a 1GB thumbdrive from NewEgg. I plan to put hotfixes, service packs and common apps on it (like Restoration to look at slack space). What apps would you put on one?
September 8th, 2004, 06:13 PM
Porn. I mean... Actually I probably wouldn't put any programs that I know how to get for free on it. Important documents, irreplacable files, basically stuff that I would sorely miss if my computer crashed. I should actually start backing stuff like that up to my gmail account...
Oh, and perhaps some files that could come in "handy". I've been intrigued by the little keychain memory sticks b/c you can take them (and the information on them) damn near anywhere....could come in extremely handy.
September 8th, 2004, 06:25 PM
You haven't said where or why you will be using this drive, so I cannot be very specific. I would look at :
1. SpyBot S&D
3. An AV product
4. Hard Drive diagnostics tools
6. File recovery tools
7. HDD recovery tools
To name but a few
Naturally you will have to keep them all up to date, but it could save a fair bit of time if you are doing roaming trouble shooting.
If you are looking at supporting a lot of "standard build" corporate boxes, then a disk image of the standard build could be useful, depending on what remote/network support facilities you have.
September 8th, 2004, 06:35 PM
Damn.....1 gig!!!!! I would have no idea. You could have one hell of a favorites list to carry around, and even a AV and/or firewall application or two. All the malware tools that Johnno mentioned and still have alot of room.
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September 8th, 2004, 07:03 PM
I will be using it at the campus where I work, and a client's houses when I do side work. By the way, any one know a good floppy disk repain utility? The one that comes with windows does not work very well, something like the old Norton's for DOS would be great but I'm looking for freeware/opensource.
September 8th, 2004, 07:49 PM
Are you sure, not many people use floppy disks these days
By the way, any one know a good floppy disk repain utility?
Try looking for stuff by Christian Grau. If that doesn't work out then do a search for "data recovery"
Most of ones I have seen in the past few years will recover data from multiple media, so, if you search for "floppy disks" you may not find very much...............anyway multimedia is a far better tool.
I am sure that I have suggested a few tools in the past, but I cannot find the thread right now. You might find that you need two tools? one for corrupted files and another for damaged media. (try unstoppable copier by roadkil)
September 8th, 2004, 07:54 PM
Lot's of students/faculty/staft still use floppies here. I'm looking for something to repair bad disks, not look at slack space.
September 8th, 2004, 08:13 PM
These links from my other thread may help:
This one checks for corrupted files on any media: "Media Checker"
Noel Danjou...........he has some other free tools on his site as well.
This is commercial software, but it is pretty comprehensive and works on any drive. You can get a 30 day trial. You might be able to get a free copy, I got one from a magazine CD.
This one will recover from a variety of drives provided the media is not damaged. He also does one for digital camera media. It is freeware.
Roadkil's "Unstoppable Copier"
This one is aimed at recovering data from damaged media: floppies, hard drives, DVDs, CDs etc. There is a shedload of other freeware on this guy's site
Hope that helps
September 8th, 2004, 08:59 PM
If you are looking for a recovery proggie look over at snapfiles.com they have a few good freeware proggies.
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September 8th, 2004, 11:47 PM