I work often with the Macs in my school’s Mac lab, and I like how when I plug in a USB device, an icon linking to it automatically appears on the desktop. Is there a way I can have Windows do this? Like an app or program?
Thanks in advance!
This Desk Drive sounds useful, might try it!!
thanxx Douglas Mutay, i wouldn't have given it a shot otherwise. :)
Same question popped in my head after watching this week's episode of Dexter. :)
Its easier to do this on a Mac because most USB devices you plug in are made by or for Apple.
Desk Drive is really cool
Making your own batch file? Or try editing autorun.inf in your USB Drive. By the way, that's a cool school you attend.
DeskDrive and Desktop Media below are pretty nice, hassle-free.
Or if you use Rainmeter, I'm sure there's a plugin for that.
Yes Lisa, Rainmeter does have a plugin with a skin that start hidden and fade in when a usb drive is plugged in. I think it's also a good option to consider. Thanks.
Hmm.. Thats one cool thing about mac. But i thing you can make an icon in the Windows Desktop too, but not automaticly i think.
Yes, there is one handy app called Desk Drive that can do the job. Once you in a USB device into your computer this smart app will automatically add a desktop icon pointing to the drive. And when you remove the media, the shortcut disappear. You'll love it. Get it at this link http://blueonionsoftware.com/DeskDrive.aspx
Thanks for suggesting Desk Drive! Was not aware of it before.
You're most welcome! :-)
no support for windows 7 :(
I use Desk Drive on my Windows 7 Professional 32bits and tried it also on Ultimate 64bits with succes. :)Y
I ended up choosing Desk Drive, and it was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks a lot!
Thank you for this link. I have tried it and it worked perfectly!