How do you keep your flashdrives from being lost

@suspenseful (40314)
Canada
October 21, 2008 10:49pm CST
I have two flashdrives, both made by the same company, one 4 gig and one 8 gig. I bought the four gig one first and then what happened, had it on a keychain and the attachment broke, so I now keep it besides my computer. Now the other keychain loop on the other flashdrive has broken off, so I keep it in the zipper compartment of my purse. So it appears that for those who cannot be used as a key holder, there is a problem of them being lost. So how do you keep your flashdrive from being lost?
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@efemtee (158)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
I do not have a flash drive so there is actually nothing to lose. I use my mp4 player to save my files so it works like a flash drive. Don't be careless of course if you do not like to lose your things. Keep your things into a well-organized area so that things would be easier around.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
23 Oct 08
I only have the one, as I have an eighty gig portable drive. I just keep the flash rive next to my PC, or in my note-book case. I only attach it to my key ring when I need to take it out with me, So far this has worked well.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
23 Oct 08
I got mine in my purse. I should get a larger one, because it is silly to have two because one is not large enough for all my stuff, but I had to buy some vitamins and herbs and that was over thirty dollars.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
24 Oct 08
I notice you use your flash drive to update and store your novel. I used a read/write CD for this and kept it within reach of my PC. When I was away from home I kept it in my laptop case.
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
24 Oct 08
I am sort of a cheapskate. I would rather put in a flash drive, then buy a cdr everytime. I used to do it, but with novels, that is usually every day, since I used to update daily except for Sundays. So I decided to buy a flashdrive (they were on sale -yes, I am a cheapskate) and liked it so much as I just had to put it in the URC drive, copy the files and that was that. I did not have to use any software since it was in essence another hard drive.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
22 Oct 08
havent used it so it sets by my puter
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
22 Oct 08
I use mine because I want something to keep my novel on, just in case we go on a trip and I can use the other person's computer.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
23 Oct 08
good idea!
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• United States
26 Oct 08
I actually bought a small case from the computer supply aisle of Walmart that is meant to keep your flash drives in. The one that I have holds 6 flass drives. They all fit into their own section and the whole thing zips up which means it can be zipped up and put into a computer bag, purse or even taken alone and put in your car or the like.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
28 Oct 08
That sounds like a good idea. I will take a look at our Walmart and see about getting one. That will work a lot better then putting them in the zippered section of my purse and wondering what one to use.
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I have always been afraid that putting my flash drive on my keyring would result in its loss. After hearing your story I am so glad that I didn't put it on my keyring! Like you, I keep it in a special zipper compartment inside my purse. I have small one that I use to take documents back and forth to work on and it stays in a special zipper compartment of my briefcase.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
23 Oct 08
I have at least three keys, and even they are way too have for that loop on my flasn drive. It broke. Luckily I kept it in my zippered compartment, well one of them, in my purse.
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@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
22 Oct 08
I have no ideas, but I have another questions. How do you know which ones have what on them, without putting them in the computer? The same with SD cards.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
22 Oct 08
I have my blue one, that is the small ones to put the passwords that I will put on my Mac when I get it. I will put my novel on in rich text format later, but have not finished this draft yet. That is, they are all in rich text format. The other one, the black one, has all my documents in that I will put on my Windows if it crashes and needs formatting. Now I heard there are 16 gig ones, and that would mean I could put two folders on it, one for the Mac when I get it and one for windows, but I did not go to Future Shop today.
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@nrmodh (49)
• India
22 Oct 08
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
22 Oct 08
Thanks. I do have a virus checker, but I will look into this blog. I did put it in my bookmarks and will check it later. I do not think I have any virus because my virus checker works very well. But I will see if anything bad can get on.
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@gohan2091 (544)
17 Dec 08
Keep your flash drive in a zipper compartment or someone safe. Only take it out when you need it and put it away again when you have finished. Doing this should keep your drive safe from being lost..... simple but it works for me. I've had my 512mb drive for 2 years and 4gb drive for 5 months and have not lost it :)
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
16 Jan 09
I decided to keep it in the inside zippered part of my purse and I find that is much safer.
20 Jan 09
I am pleased to hear this. Last week in class, we had an IT security lesson and on the table was a USB pen drive. I gave it to my teacher not knowing who it was and he showd the whole class. He said this will be relevant to our lesson so he plugged in the pen drive and we as a class viewed the files inside. It belonged to a 19 year old female from another class who was training to be a police officer. There was files on there about her boyfriend, her work, it had a bank statement on there, telephone numbers, even pictures of her.... so much sensitive information. The teacher located the girl the next day and handed the pen back to her but it was an interesting lesson!
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
22 Feb 09
It is lucky that the teacher found it. There might have been a criminal in a classroom, but it shows what could happen if you do not keep your flashdrive in a safe place.
• Canada
27 Oct 08
I don't have any right now, but if I had some I would be able to keep them in my computer bag. I have some small compartments in my computer case that would be ideal for storing flashdrives, when I am travelling. This was an interesting question. Gave me something to think about.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
28 Oct 08
I was thinking of it, because my two flash drives were supposed to attach onto the keychain but the loops were not deep enough. I suppose had they been of metal, then it would have worked, but they were of plastic. And putting them in the zippered section of my purse might work, but having a flashdrive storer compartment would work much better.