Have you tried JustBrowsing? Seems to be what you are looking for.
[X] Installable on a USB device
"Boot from CD-ROM, USB, hard drive, I-ODD, or Virtual Machine."
There is an USB boot option on the Start Guide that guides you through.
[X] An up-todate browser (preferably Chrome, Chromium or Firefox)
"Releases are built with the latest version of ...
You can use USBDeview:
free and portable
can disable and enable one or several given USB ports at once just as if you were unplugging or plugging the USB cable manually:
gives the date of the last time the USB device has been plugged, which can be handy (otherwise try to find my headphones in the above pictures!).
(Pretty close to) impossible, if the file system must be accessible directly from the customer devices, and all kind of operating systems need to be supported as well. I'm 99.9% sure there's no matching software solution (or it's a quite expensive, hardware-integrated one). Might be easier to find some sticks with WORM character, so once your data is written ...
The people who like to live with minimum set of tools (who avoid having amounts of single-purpose tools) can utilize ProcessExplorer – extended task manager from Microsoft, free. It can be also used to reveal locking processes easily:
Press CtrlF in ProcessExplorer's main window
Enter drive letter (or file name) (generally – any part of file path)
Assuming they are mass storage based devices bvckup has a nice device based syncing feature. Create a backup job thats triggered on insert for each device, using the "by device fingerprint" or "by volume label" option for the destination per USB device/backup directory.
bvck2 is free for now, and 20 dollars on release while its in beta for now, its been in ...
I finally found a program to do this, I'll post it here in case anyone in the future looks for a similar program (for free).
VSUsbLogon allows to login Windows in a secure way via USB device, replacing the password based Windows login. You don’t need to remember and type your Windows password (but your system is still password protected). ...
UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu
and other Linux distributions without burning a CD.
It runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It's licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) Version 2 or above, the source code can be found on GitHub.
Here's a screenshot of the program taken from its website:
One solution that would work on Windows is SecurStick. Don't let the German website scare you, the actual program will be English (except on German and Italian Windows installations, where it will be German or Italian, respectively).
Biggest pro: All you need is a Windows PC and a web browser. Caveat: Windows won't know how large your drive is and assume it ...
You can use the following Python script to remove every file and folder starting with .. Install Python, cd to the root of your USB key and type python hidden_file_remover.py:
# Save this script as hidden_file_remover.py in the root of your USB key:
for dirpath, dirnames, filenames in os....
You can have a complete operating system running on your usb stick. I do formatting and backups often so I set up an 8GB stick with a complete install of Fedora 20 XFCE and it works wonders. I have the following software installed and up-to-date:
Google Chrome (so I don't have to install the flash plugin)
Libre office Writer, Impress and Calc
Media codecs: ...
GnuPG or GNU Privacy Guard is available for all the main desktop OSs and even Android there is a Portable version for use on windows machines without installation: Either by downloading from here installing then and running mkportable.exe or as gpg4usb.
Keep in mind that if you loose a USB key with your keys on you have to regard them as compromised.
As pointed out in my comment on the question, I cannot tell for the "Nautilus" requirement.
You've explicitly asked for a graphical file explorer – so I will first answer your request literally. For my really recommended solution, see the end of this post :)
QtADB is probably the best known application in this context:
QtADB file manager and app manager ...
AFAIK, the defacto standard tool to sniff USB traffic is Wireshark, which comes with USB PCAP to sniff USB traffic.
From their website:
It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.
works on Windows
is free (licensed under GPL)
does not come with bloatware
Wireshark will capture the USB ...
Have a look at Puppy Linux:
bootable from USB
runs on RAM
very low system requirements
two main builds: one Slackware based and the other Ubuntu based
has ntfs support
it's not x64
includes other software (web browser, text editor, MP3 player)
it can save user data and settings on a file on USB
In the free arena, Veracrypt is still an excellent choice and is being maintained with both patches and improvements, and is cross-platform.
In the paid area, software like Checkpoint can do (for Windows, at least) what you want - including software on the USB drive that can both use Active Directory integration or a password entered when the drive is ...
I may suggest you a FlexiHub solution - http://www.flexihub.com/usb-over-ip-software.html:
use it for free with short sessions or buy and use without limitations
compatible with all windows
easy to use (you just need to create an account and share your USB to any place)
But as I know it is not compatible with MacOS for now... But it works with virtual ...
You could share any folder on your computer by installing Bitvise SSH Server and using it to set up one or more virtual accounts.
Install Bitvise SSH Server, and click on Open Easy Settings once the setup finishes
In the 1. Server settings tab, enable Automatically configure router (requires UPnP), and change the setting Open Windows ...
First time I've seen someone refer to a USB drive/flash drive/thumb drive as a UFD - The USB download tool you mentioned will work for windows 8 (and presumably for 8.1, which isn't generally offered as an ISO) with the same constraints as windows 7 (you can't create a x64 boot disk on a x86 system in my experience).
The easiest and most portable solution would be to create your interactive presentation as a mini-web site, with local relative links, images and possibly sounds. Then simply put the whole minisite on the USB drives. If there is a file called index.html in the root directory of the drive a lot of computers will automatically open it.
You can have automatic ...
I just recalled that I used the graphical tool NirSoft USBDeview. Looking at the vendor's website, I find it can also be run as a command line tool.
Command line options:
/stext <Filename> Save the list of all USB devices into a regular text file.
/stab <Filename> Save the list of all USB devices into a tab-delimited text file.
I was in the same situation some time ago and found only 2 solutions, one for Windows one for Linux (Etcher supports 3 major platforms though, I tried only on Linux):
Rufus and Etcher
Flash OS images to SD cards & USB drives, safely and easily.
Etcher is a powerful OS image flasher built with web technologies to
ensure flashing an ...
The default windows Bitlocker program which is available in windows vista and up is just fine see
a detailed tutorial here
and technical details of a the program here:
If you don't mind installing a Linux system on your flashdrive you can do this rather easily using the grml-rescueboot package. I used Lubuntu for it's small size and flexiblitly, installed the grml rescueboot package and dropped the ISO's I wanted to boot in the /boot/grml folder and ran sudo update-grub grml-rescueboot adds scripts to generate the menu and ...