7 Different Ways to Use Your USB Flash Drive

16gb_lock_usb_flash_memory_16gb_usb_jpg_220x2201. Lock and unlock your computer
With Predator, you can turn your USB drive into a “key” that unlocks your computer when plugged in, and locks it when it’s removed.

2. Revive a virus-ridden system
With the free AVG rescue software loaded on your USB drive, you can scan a crippled computer for viruses.

3. Run portable apps, games, and utilities
USB Flash Drives are  more portable than a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Run applications like Firefox, Chrome, OpenOffice, and more, with just your USB flash drive and any computer.

4. Secure your docs and files
If all you want to do is use your thumbdrive for file storage, don’t forget to encrypt it. By doing so, only you will have access to the files on the drive.

5. Maintain your Windows computer
Find out how to install Parted Magic, a handy piece of software on your USB that lets you do things like reset Windows passwords, clone your system, and partition your hard disk.

6. Turn it into a last-minute gift
Victims of procrastination will love this guide, which shows you how a USB drive can be repurposed into a thoughtful gift in just a couple hours time.

7. Too many USB drives? Donate them!
Marketers love USB drives, handing them out in any opportunity they encounter, but tech writers collect loads of them at various tradeshows or conventions. If you have more than you need, see if there’s a school in your area that could use them.

Blog Source: CNet