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Author Topic: IDEA: Remind User a Flash Drive is Plugged In During Shutdown  (Read 4618 times)

acolburn

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More than once I have turned off my computer and walked away, only to remember later I left my flash drive plugged in. It would be great to have a small app that alerted me to the fact. It could be a message box, a sound, or something else. It could prevent the machine from shutting down until the flash drive was removed, until the user clicked an "OK" button, or it could do nothing more than remind users a thumb drive was plugged in.

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Re: IDEA: Remind User a Flash Drive is Plugged In During Shutdown
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 03:19:31 PM »
Among the choices are...

Flash Drive Reminder:
http://www.bgreco.net/reminder.php

FlashRecall:
http://www.byteboosters.org/flashrecall/

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Re: IDEA: Remind User a Flash Drive is Plugged In During Shutdown
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 03:22:07 PM »
oh hey that's a clever idea.. and interesting to see a dc member already knows about 2 existing free tools!

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Re: IDEA: Remind User a Flash Drive is Plugged In During Shutdown
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011, 03:45:29 PM »
Hi mouser. Yeah, acolburn has a good idea! I also have left my flash drive at home plugged to the PC..uh...a few times. :-[

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Re: IDEA: Remind User a Flash Drive is Plugged In During Shutdown
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 04:50:44 PM »
Sounds like a nice idea.

I didn't figure out whether either suggested program could remind one periodically.

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Re: IDEA: Remind User a Flash Drive is Plugged In During Shutdown
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2011, 07:19:38 PM »
another option would be to use Last Chance to schedule a checking routine at shutdown

otherwise it would be relatively easy to do in AHK, though detecting the shutdown request (ie methodology) may be an issue

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Re: IDEA: Remind User a Flash Drive is Plugged In During Shutdown
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2011, 04:55:45 AM »
It can be done in AutoIt by catching the WM_EndSession message, for example.

I'd have a crack at it but I'm currently mobile in the UK - maybe in a week or so when we're settled in our Yorkshire abode and I'm bored silly.

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