User Help/Accessing USB Flash Drive
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Files from any USB-compatible storage device, such as a digital camera with a USB cable or a flash drive can be accessed as follows:
- Plug a USB storage device, System Tray icon will briefly change to a "USB" symbol;once the icon returns to normal, the device will be accessible through the System Tray.
- Click on the System Tray icon, highlight the device, and select "Open".
- Find the file you wish to open and double-click on it.
- Once finished, click Close to close the device from the System Tray.
Note: A message will appear with a friendly reminder to remember to close the device from the System Tray before unplugging the device, to avoid data loss.
Helpful Hint: USB-connected storage devices MUST be opened (or 'mounted') through the System Tray to show up in the file navigation system.
- This means that users will not be able to save files from within an application (i.e./ through File > Save or File > Save As...) unless the storage device has been opened or mounted through the system tray.
Before unplugging a device, click on the System Tray icon, highlight the device, and select "Close". Wait one or two seconds -- or until indicator lights on the device stop flashing -- and remove the device.
Please Note: U3 Smart Drives are not supported by Userful Desktop.
This means that a flash drive with an ext3/ext4 filesystem created on one system may not be usable when plugged into another system. To avoid this issue, users can use FAT32 formatted flash media, which works well cross-platform, and doesn't have permission issues like ext3/ext4. (Users should be aware that FAT32 storage volumes allow a maximum file size of 4 GB.)