Lifehack: USB memory sticks
Sunday 5 October 2008, 4.09pm HKT
Make your USB memory stick returnable. Save a plain text file in your USB memory stick with the filename “owner.txt” at the root path (i.e. not inside any folder or subfolder). This file should contain these words:
The owner of this USB memory device and its contents is:
Name: Mr and Mrs Jack and Jill Smith
Location: Anytown, Anycountry
Telephone: (+123) 1234 5678
Your location must only be city/town and country. No postcodes or zip codes. Don’t ever put full addresses in there – it invites burglaries!
Meanwhile, attach a plain keychain nametag to the USB stick, with just your name and email.
If you ever lose your USB stick, a finder won’t become a keeper for lack of owner’s information.