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Disks and Mass Storage
Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
Excellent advice, Leo.
Some aapplications have been designed to run external drives, such as the MS Word compatible processor, "ABIword Portable," the Thunderbird Browser, and many Open Office applications.
Carrying these portable applications on an external drive or jump drive can be helpful if you're a student or you use various computers.
Building on Chuck's comment, Wikipedia has a nice list of "portable" applications (ones that don't require any installation and so can be easily run from external drives) at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_portable_software .
There is a program call MojoPac that allows one to install software on a USB drive, iPod or portable hard drive because it vitualizes the Registry. You can run MS Office and other programs like Adobe Creative Suite, and move the drive from computer to computer and use the installed applications. Very cool . Find out more here: http://www.mojopac.com
Thankyou very helpful.
would like to know if it is possile to install an antivirus on my external drive, and where can i get the software?which kind of software can i use?
How to protect my data on my portable hard drive, from infections, while connecting to other people's pc ?
Thanks for any info.
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If your hard drive (or USB thumb drive) has a physical
"read-only" switch to prevent writing to the device, use
that. Unfortunately, not many do these days for some reason.
- From a purely pragmatic point of view the answer is that you
really can't ... at least not with 100% certainty. The best
steps to take include:
* ONLY connect to PCs you absolutely trust
* turn off "auto play" on your own computer
* virus scan the drive immediately on connecting it back to
your own computer.
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I am tired of formatting my hard drive and installing all the service pack files and bunch of application each time my computer hit by a virus.
1) From the above comments it is clear that we can install Application on separate drive internal or external as long as the apps get installed on that separate drive.
Is it possible to create partitions of my current internal hard drive C i.e. install operating system on C and install all the apps on the partition drive and if I have to format my C drive will the apps still work with that operating system when it gets reinstalled on C drive.
2) How to make a complete copy of C drive that includes boot and license files and all the apps to put it on DVD or multiple DVD's so in case of formatting hard drive I can just put the DVD and install everything.
Any comments will be greatly appreciated.
But if you're constantly getting re-infected, that simply shouldn't be, and I'd re-evaluate your security software and/or your safety habits.
I currently have a desktop PC and laptop setup on my wireless network. I have recenly added an external hard drive, which I have also made available to both computers on the network.
I am curious to know, if I install applications onto the external hard drive can both netwroked computers run that application?
REALLY need help with this one
When I download games, I am able to choose to Install to my external hard driev (g drive)
However, when I open the file, it starts to Install the game by extracting files to my normal hard drive..
I ran out of space on my internal (c drive) and the installation was cancelled.
How can I get files to extra to my external drive, or not extract at all?
-please help its really frustrating
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