One of the bigger annoyances with Windows is plugging in a USB flash drive, hearing the chime and the drive is no where to be found in My Computer. Today we will look at the free utility Desk Drive which places a shortcut for any drive on your system.
A while ago we showed you how to Find A Missing USB Drive which works perfectly, however, it can be quite tedious if you need to do it several times a day. Installing Desk Drive is quick and easy following the install wizard.
This utility is simple to use and very effective. After installation any removable drives will be detected and shortcut placed on the desktop. It sits in the taskbar and monitors for any newly added drives. You can also have the new drives open up automatically to show their content.
Click the icon to get the settings menu where you decide what drives to recognize or exclude. Desk Drive identifies DVD’s and CD’s right away as well so no more opening Windows Explorer to manually open the disk.
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- Published 04/27/09