At first glance this seems like a small convenience, but if you frequently plug in and remove USB drives as I do, this easy access via a desktop icon is addictive. It is also handy when using a multicard reader with memory cards from cameras, cell phones, and media players. I have installed it on both machines I use.
The current version includes a third-party add-on, which earns a few cents for the developer. I usually decline, but I like this enough to accept it, if only for a few days.
On my 64-bit Win Vista machine with 4-gigs of RAM, Desk Drive has been 100% in my experience ! Neither slows my system, or has ~ever~ crashed.
This is a program I looked forward to using, but sadly, it was just too 'heavy' on my R31 ThinkPad, XP Pro, Pent3, SP2, .NET 2.0.
Pc got too sluggish and each time I tried to use the Tray icon's Menu, the Program crashed!
I'm thinking of downloading v1.7 but I noticed its KBs are even larger :(
there must be another drive detector out there just waiting for me to give it a happy home :)
First of all, it installed fine, nice little icon, etc... but when I tried to plug anything in, including 2 USB thumbs, 1 gig PNY, 4 gig Sandisk, and 256 Impact, one DVD Iomega, not a one of them were detected. Windows detected them, bypassed Desk Drive, nothing. I did a restart, I know how apps can be, still nothing so finally uninstalled, reinstalled, then finally, just uninstalled.
This worked OK for USB flash drives, but did not automatically detect the DVD-ROM drive. Not everyone may need this feature, but it is worth a look.
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