Desktop shortcuts automatically added

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Good idea?

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tt4079
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Desktop shortcuts automatically added

Post by tt4079 » May 30th, 2008, 12:47 pm

A really annoying problem. You pop a USB thumb drive or DVD into your computer and then you have to open Window's Explorer and find the mapped drive or folder. Could SafelyRemove add a desktop icon pointing to the drive automatically? Then remove the media and the shortcut goes away? Brilliantly simple but would be most useful.
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Post by Johnboy » May 31st, 2008, 4:22 pm

Try Desktop Media...uses almost no resources, is freeware, and works well.

Desktop Media is a free program that can display shortcuts on the desktop to USB drives, CDs/DVDs and other media when you plug them in, and automatically removes these shortcuts when you unplug.

http://www.freewaregenius.com/2008/05/2 ... her-media/
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Re: Desktop shortcuts automatically added

Post by Igor » Jun 1st, 2008, 4:31 am

tt4079 wrote:A really annoying problem. You pop a USB thumb drive or DVD into your computer and then you have to open Window's Explorer and find the mapped drive or folder. Could SafelyRemove add a desktop icon pointing to the drive automatically? Then remove the media and the shortcut goes away? Brilliantly simple but would be most useful.
Hi,
thank you for your request!

Yes, it's a good idea and we will consider adding this feature in next versions. But now you can try the program recommended by Johnboy. Another thing you could do is to use "Browse USB device" feature (menu item in the device menu) to see the content of the device in Explorer.
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Post by tt4079 » Jun 7th, 2008, 7:32 pm

Hi. Thanks for the replies. I have tried desktop media but I have never managed to get it to work successfully. Will try Igors method for now.
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Post by robin » Jan 8th, 2009, 12:16 am

Is there a way to have an auto "Browse USB device"?
Would you implement the shortcut idea?

Thank you.
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Post by Igor » Jan 12th, 2009, 10:34 am

robin wrote:Is there a way to have an auto "Browse USB device"?
Would you implement the shortcut idea?

Thank you.
Currently you can do it using our "autorun" feature. Please read more here: http://safelyremove.com/help/ht_useAutoRun.htm and find an example at "2. Auto running Explorer on flash-drive plugging" section of the mentioned page.
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Post by robin » Jan 12th, 2009, 5:42 pm

Thank you Igor, works perfectly, what about the auto shortcut creation?
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Post by XIII » Jan 13th, 2009, 2:36 pm

If automatic shortcut creation is added to a future release, please make sure that this is behavior that is configurable (can be turned off).
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