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What to do with USBs that are no longer used

What to do with old USB

What to do with old USB

It is a reality that USB flash drives are no longer as widely used as before, cloud storage is the new paradigm and these devices will become an object of the past. With this, now It has become very common for most people to have one or even several USB sticks hanging around in their drawers without fulfilling any function.

Given this circumstance, there are some ways to give these external memories a second life, yes, they cannot be damaged, on the contrary they need to work properly.

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Keep portable apps

Some programs do not need to be permanently installed on the computer, that depends on the personal case of each person, but for example there are those who use some image editing software sporadically and it will be more useful for them to use a portable version.

Well, a USB memory that is no longer used could serve for thisthese portable programs do not take up much space so they will be stored perfectly on the device without exceeding its capacity, you can even save more than one software for later use on any computer.

Backups

How to make a backup with a USB stick
How to make a backup with a USB stick

It is a reality that USBs are no longer used as much, however, in their time of greatest popularity, large storage capacity memories were manufactured, and it would not be surprising if these elements are still hanging around in household drawers.

If this is the case, a memory with a good storage quota could work perfectly to create a backup with the files contained in the computer.

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lock key for computers

USBs can be used as lock keys (Photo: Pixabay)
USBs can be used as lock keys (Photo: Pixabay)

A trick that most Internet users do not know is that USB sticks can be used as a lock key for computers, as if it were the turning on and off of a car. This is especially useful for those who work in offices where they are required to lock computer screens every time they walk away from their desk, or use shared devices.

With the above, it would be assumed that to suspend a computer, it is only enough to press the “Windows” and “L” keys at the same time, or also click on the lock icon, but there are many people who can forget do this action putting your privacy at risk.

To turn a USB into a lock key, you will need to download an application called “Predator”, which will put the computer to sleep when the drive is removed from the computer.

digital safe

  How to turn a USB into a data safe
How to turn a USB into a data safe

Having a copy with personal data such as passwords, bank accounts and other valuable information can be very useful, because sometimes computers fail or the cloud is not so secure. In this sense, a USB could function as a safe for files and confidential documents. Before using the memory, it is convenient to download an application to encrypt its content and avoid dangers in case it is lost.

recovery unit

The next time you go to a system technician, it might be worth asking them to save Windows software to a USB drive that is no longer used, this so that the memory works as an installation tool in case the computer starts to crash or won’t boot.

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This procedure is usually done by interconnecting two computers, the one that fails and the one that will serve to identify the failure in the system, but if there is no other computer nearby, a USB will be a good alternative.

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