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For those of us who use USB drives a lot

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by gregstereo, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

    Oct 5, 2009
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    I'm known to locate certain things from time to ti
    Moose Factory, ON
    I know I suck at being diligent about backing stuff up, and I've tried to make my rig as mobile as possible, so here's a utility that makes the process of safeguarding my precious flash-drive data easier:


    From lifehacker:

    Windows: If you know you need to be more diligent about backing up your flash drive but you never get around to it, USBFlashCopy makes it simple with automatic backups every time you plug your flash drive in.

    Every time you plug a new flash drive into your computer, USBFlashCopy identifies it and asks you if you want to make a new profile, use the default profile, or never backup the contents of the flash drive. If you click "new profile" you're given an array of options like where you want the files backed up to, what to call the backup, copy speed, and filters to ignore file types. From then on whenever you plug that device in USBFlashCopy will scan it, and start downloading the new files?copying or overwriting to the backup, per your instructions.

    USBFlashCopy is free, and works wherever Windows does. The purchase of a $39.95 license enables Silent Mode?instead of the indicator you see in the screenshot above, USBFlashCopy will copy silently in the background?but no other functionality if restricted in the free version. For an alternative application, although not automated like USBFlashCopy, check out previously reviewed USB Flash Drive Manager. Have a favorite tool for backing up your flash drives? Let's hear about it in the comments.
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  2. Daniel0cean

    Daniel0cean Regular Member

    Aug 18, 2010
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    interesting concept but there is a problem because if you get your usb trojaned it also backs up the trojan