Sharing my (flash / usb) drive availability checker (before backup) If you, just like me, would like to create backups on a removable HD or Flashdrive; you will notice Acronis TrueImage will silently fail your scheduled backup when your drive isn't inserted. I've created this program especially for this. It will check if a specified drive letter is available, if not: it will ask for it. After the drive is correctly attached it will start the backup tasks. How to create a windows scheduled task to use this util 1. Extract the downloaded Zip to any location 2. Make sure your backup task in trueimage has the "ask for first media..." option DISABLED in "Additional settings". 3. Locate your backup script file Common locations are: WinXP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Acronis\TrueImage\Scripts\ Vista: C:\ProgramData\Acronis\TrueImageHome\Scripts\ 4. Locate the acronis service exe file Common location is: c:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageHomeService.exe 5. Using notepad, open the InsertFlashDrive.exe.config file and insert the drive letter to check for in "DriveLetter", update the path below "AcronisServiceExe" setting (use step 4) and update the "AcronisScriptFile" setting (use step 3) 6. Test by starting the InsertFlashDrive.exe, it should check for driveletter and start the backup correctly. 7. Schedule a task in task scheduler to start the InsertFlashDrive.exe, make sure you enabled "run with highest priviliges" in Vista. That's all, if there is enough feedback I will implement an options screen. Hope this tool will help you create backups on your removable media! Download: http://www.wenus.demon.nl/downloads/InsertFlashDrive.zip ps> .NET framework 2.0 is required.