There were a few programs I recognized — there were U3 versions of Firefox (from a 3rd party, not from Mozilla.org), of OpenOffice and a bunch of other programs in various categories. However, Firefox and OpenOffice were the only two programs I saw that I use.
Further, I have no interest in keeping my data on my flash drive routinely nor in making sure that the data is correct and formatted correctly in multiple versions of a program. U3 was a waste of space as far as I was concerned.
Once I got past all the opportunities to change my mine, the U3 Launchpad Removal program quickly reformatted my flash drive and eliminated the “unwriteable” portion.
By the way, the SanDisk Cruzer Micro“>SanDisk Cruzer Micro is a cool, tiny little flash drive. One feature that makes it so small is the USB 2.0 connector — it’s retractable into the unit. The SanDisk Cruzer Micro like mine is available in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB sizes.
Since I originally wrote this article, many more programs have become available for U3. Of course, many others can be run from a flash drive without U3, but U3 offers a Start-button-like menu structure for easy program access.
Am I going to reinstall the U3 system on my flash drive. No, and it’s probably not possible (or, at least, that’s what the U3 site said). Am I going to buy another flash drive to get U3? No, I don’t plan to do that, either.