Articles tagged: thumbdrive
Should I Use FAT32 or NTFS on a Flash Drive? The Differences, and a Third Alternative
File systems are commonly formatted as FAT32, NFTS, or exFAT. Which is best for your thumb drive?
Can a Thumb Drive Carry Malware?
Malware on the flash drive can be copied to your computer.
Is It Safe to Leave a Flash Drive Plugged In All the Time?
Leaving a flash drive or USB thumb drive plugged in all the time runs a small risk of prematurely wearing it out. We’ll look at why, and what to do.
How Do I Password-protect a Flash Drive?
There are several approaches to password-protecting a flash drive, one of which might be designed for exactly the task at hand.
How Do I Create a Bootable USB Thumb Drive from an ISO?
If you don’t have a CD or DVD drive, you may be able to turn that ISO image into a bootable USB thumb drive.
Can a flash drive that has a Linux install on it become infected?
Depending on the format of the drive, how the malware finds you, and how you access Windows, you may or may not have a problem! Does that sound vague enough for you?
How risky it is to run Ubuntu from a flash drive?
Having a bootable version of an operating system like Ubuntu on a USB flash drive can be very handy for a variety of reasons. Since flash memory can wear out, however, it’s important that you back up.