[Web4lib] U3 Thumb Drives

Courtney Stephens court1824 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 17 10:28:43 EST 2006

I have a U3 flash drive and have had no trouble using it like any other
flash drive.  I have not installed the Launch Pad software on my work
computer and it still lets me open the drive and drag and drop things into
the Document folder on the flash drive.

~Courtney S.

On 11/17/06, Mark Wolfe <WolfeM at mail.amc.edu> wrote:
> Dear List,
> We are seeing many patrons wanting to use their flash drives with U3
> technology in them on library workstations. U3 actually  allows software
> to be run off of the flash drive itself. So far, the students seem to be
> purchasing these unaware that they are different from a conventional
> thumb drive since they virtually look the same. U3 requires that their
> "Launch pad" be installed before files etc can be pulled over to the
> host computer desktop.
> Has anyone dealt with these or come up with a policy?
> Thanks, Mark
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