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Windows 7: To use U3 with my new USB flash drive or not?

05 Dec 2009   #1
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
To use U3 with my new USB flash drive or not?

I was reading where a lot of people were just deleting the U3 program from their new USB drive for one reason or another.

But I watched the demo and honestly it seems pretty neat.

You can basically bring certain programs to use just like your on your home computer when you plug in the USB?

What about file transfers? Does it make that easy? I seen some kind of sync function in the demo too.

But I also want the ability to drag and drop files like normal, can I still do that with U3?


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05 Dec 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
But I also want the ability to drag and drop files like normal, can I still do that with U3?
Yes, you can.
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05 Dec 2009   #3
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
But I also want the ability to drag and drop files like normal, can I still do that with U3?
Yes, you can.
Ok so what are the downsides to U3 that people were deleting it? They mostly said they just didnt like it or it didnt work blah blah.

I assume this was user error?
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05 Dec 2009   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote:
Ok so what are the downsides to U3 that people were deleting it? They mostly said they just didnt like it or it didnt work blah blah.

I assume this was user error?
It makes the drive slower.
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05 Dec 2009   #5
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
Quote:
Ok so what are the downsides to U3 that people were deleting it? They mostly said they just didnt like it or it didnt work blah blah.

I assume this was user error?
It makes the drive slower.
Is it considerably slower?

Because it seems like a great appliation.... a mobile desktop basically.

Is there any way to download a program and put it onto the U3 section if its not located on U3.com?
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05 Dec 2009   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have never used U3, so I am only repeating what I have read. I doubt it makes a considerable difference.
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05 Dec 2009   #7
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Is there any way to download a program and put it onto the U3 section if its not located on U3.com?
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05 Dec 2009   #8
mjohnson

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

i had u3 on my cruzer and didn't like it. I found codysafe, an alternative. it follows the PortableApps Format. It is a lot better, doesn't slow the flashdrive, and doesn't create extra partitions on it like u3.
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05 Dec 2009   #9
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Ok so I sync'd this drive via U3 sync, yet when I go to my computer & pull up this drive, I cant find any of the files?

There are a bunch of files that were originally on it, and it even says it has 8g worth of data on it... but yet I dont see it?
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08 Dec 2009   #10
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

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