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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 5:16 am 
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What is the easiest way to call programs from a menu on a Flash Drive?

With a 1GB flash drive, I've got a few favorites like FTP client, E-mail, Backup and Sync software...but they're a couple of layers down the tree.

The problem is, of course, that plugged into one machine it's drive E: while it may be drive H: on another.

I tried to write to relative paths as I would on my website, but that didn't work. Of course, "shortcuts" won't let you write to relative paths...or will it?

dir1/dir2/program.exe

What's the best solution?

Anyone?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:56 am 
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...answering my own post!

Found a Portable Flash Drive Menu system...called PStart.

http://www.pegtop.net/start/

Works very well, indeed. Inserted in an autorun.inf file, up it comes as soon as you plug in the USB drive.

A simple batch file will do the same thing, of course. It just won't be as "elegant!"

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@echo off
echo Starting Thunderbird...
cd\
start CruzerMini\PortableApps\PortableThunderbird\PortableThunderbird.exe

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