This is an application that when you plug the flash drive into your computer, spoofs the computer into thinking it is a CD-ROM drive, so programs can be run from it. At this point we do not accept any new releases. Do you already have an account? This page was last edited on 8 September , at I was not amused, therefore, to find out their uninstaller only works on a PC running Windows. Text Feed Subscribe to Coyote Blog. LK is a technology writer for Tech Journey with background of system and network administrator.

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Also, a warning- the uninstaller says it atiiva back up your data and you won’t lose anything, but after running it, my memory key was blank.

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atiav Smile it is almost Friday!: The virtual CD-ROM drive cannot be removed by reformatting because it is presented to the host system as a physical device attached to a USB hub; [3] the official U3 Launchpad Removal Software was available on the U3 website and disabled the virtual CD drive device, leaving only the USB mass storage device active on the U3 USB hub controller, at which point the remaining software can be removed by a subsequent format, performed by the removal software itself.


It must also be packaged in U3’s special program format.

You May Also Interested In: To be fully U3 compliant, an application has to be programmed to clean up its own data from the local machine. Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: It took a long time atjva me to find the uninstaller and get it to work. As of Maythe software development kit was no longer available; [8] the u3.

Okay, so I’m a moron. January 24, Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem?

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Track this discussion and email me when there are updates. The U3 APIs primarily allow developers who choose to use more of the power of U3 to control how their application handles things like device removal and saves data back to the drive such as configuration or documents.

I presume this might be useful if you compute from a lot of public computers and want to carry your own email client around, but for me, this was useless functionality.

You should disable autorun on all devices – you never want software to install without your express permission. You are posting a reply to: Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post.

Reinstall or Restore U3 LaunchPad Software into USB Flash Smart Drive

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. All that U3 did for me was radically slow down the process of plugging my flash drive into the computer and getting my damn files on and off. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: One of the listed reasons is “I own a Mac”.


I ran fdisk and cured the problem. That’s how spyware, trojans and other malware spread.

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U3 Launchpad removal is irreversible. SanDisk began phasing out support for U3 Technology in late Jul 21, Messages: The U33 web site lists the following products as using their software: Your name or email address: Oct 19, Messages: Beside, backup your data before begin uninstallation process as ALL data will be erased.

I downloaded the PortableApps.

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