If you are one of those people always leaving behind a flash drive with important data, check this out. USB Alert is a free utility for Windows that reminds you to pop out your USB stick when you begin to power down your system.
Compatible with Windows XP and up, USB Alert lives in the system tray.
In Windows 7, when you shut down the system and leave your drive plugged in, you’ll get the following message.
Hit Cancel and remove your flash drive.
If you’re using XP, you’ll hear an alert sound and see the following screen. Click Devices.
USB Alert will display the attached to your computer. Right-click the drive and hit Eject.
This is a great utility that will ensure you don’t leave your flash drive behind again.
Download USB Alert – free for personal use.