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CopyToFlash - please add option to wipe drive before copy

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:24 am
by Tech-Monkey
I quite like this little app and there doesn't seem to be anything else like it from what I can see, so thanks for taking the time to make it.

It would be even better if there was a check box to enable wiping the drive before copying and also just wiping the drive as well. I have been using it to create a lot of USB drives with exam files on, so having to manually wipe them first is quite tedious.

Thanks

Re: CopyToFlash - please add option to wipe drive before cop

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:40 am
by Nick
done! you can download v1.1 from the website today with the change: https://www.d7xtech.com/free-software/copytoflash/

Thanks!

Re: CopyToFlash - please add option to wipe drive before cop

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:03 am
by Tech-Monkey
Thank you for adding the feature it does help speed things along. Appologies for not replying sooner (the last time I checked the forum was down for maintenance i think).

If there were seperate Format and Erase options, where erase would just be for example a dos command to delete all files and folders, it would be perfect as that would mean I could plug and unplug USB drives without any manual interaction (entering the USB device name) and it would be quicker in my case where the wiping a small number of files is quicker than a format.

Thanks again.

Re: CopyToFlash - please add option to wipe drive before cop

PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:30 am
by Nick
I must have completely spaced on the volume label... it is more simple and in many cases faster to perform quick format, but yes the volume label thing was a mistake. I have added option in v1.2 to set the volume label prior to starting the routine, so it shouldn't prompt you for each drive now.

Re: CopyToFlash - please add option to wipe drive before cop

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:35 am
by Tech-Monkey
Thanks for the change, it makes things a lot easier.

A file and folder delete option would be nice though, as in my situation it is only a couple of files which are to be deleted. So it does end up being much quicker than formatting when you have to do a 100 of them especially with the slow el cheapo USB sticks we have.

Again thanks for making my life less tedious.