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Microsoft USB Flash Drive Manager

Microsoft USB Flash Drive Manager is a free software for Windows XP created by Microsoft to make it easier to backup and restore files on USB devices that get connected to the computer. It was primarily designed as a backup and restoration utility but offers several other features that make it worthwhile.

It is possible to label USB devices, set them to autorun and copy files to and from the device. Backing up files is a standard operation that should be done by everyone who works with important files. To backup or restore the USB device you simply click on the Backup / Restore tab and select the USB device from the list.

After that you can choose to backup files or restore them. If you choose to restore them you can select that the USB device should be cleared of all data before the backup gets restored.

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When you start the program, all options that the program makes available to you are displayed in the interface. You can either click on one of the links in the overview tab, or switch to one of the other tabs instead to access the functionality they provide you with.

Update: Please note that the program is only available for Microsoft's Windows XP operating system and not for newer versions of Windows. The download is still available over at the Microsoft website.

Use this application to backup and restore presentation, pictures, songs and applications from and to USB Flash Drive devices and take them with you. Use USB Flash Drives to store personal data, to keep your network configuration and to share information with your friends. Microsoft USB Flash Drive.

I suggest you check out our overview of Windows backup software if you are looking for a program that can backup and restore data on newer versions of Windows. All programs listed on the page should be compatible with all recent versions of Windows.

An alternative is the USB Image Tool which can create backups of USB flash drives as well. It is compatible with all recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. The program supports a variety of advanced features that include creating MD5 checksums of backed up files for verification purposes or using favorites to quickly access backup images.

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