Get a Reminder to Unplug Your USB Flash Drive from the Computer

Written by Amit Agarwal on Jul 5, 2008

flash drive reminder Flash Drive Reminder is a handy utility for people (especially college students) who work across different computers and carry their data on a USB memory stick.

This will display a desktop reminder saying that the USB drive is still in the computer if you try to log off without unplugging the stick.

Brad Greco writes – “I have an annoying tendency to leave my flash drive plugged in to the computer when I leave. I began to get tired of returning to the library and asking the front desk if anyone had found a flash drive, so I decided to write a little program that would ensure that I’d never leave it plugged into a computer again.”


Flash Drive Reminder adds an option to the autorun box that appears when you insert a flash drive into the computer.   When you log off from Windows, this will pop up a dialog box reminding you to remove the flash drive.

Works on Windows XP and Vista systems provided AutoPlay option is enabled on the computer where you insert the drive.

Related: Carry your Computer on a USB Stick

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