Synopsis: I can use my SanDisk Cruzer on Mac OS X, with a simple settings change. From Windows XP, I disabled U3 security in the U3 Launchpad menu. No removal tool or hacks were necessary. I can now launch Windows applications from the USB key, and use it as file storage on Mac and Windows.
Many forum and blog posts complain about lack of Mac OS X support on the flash drives made by SanDisk, which come with U3.exe Launchpad. They describe U3 Software removal tools and reformatting the flash drive in order to "use all of it". These steps allowed me to make a simple settings change, and retain the ability to launch programs on Windows XP using "U3 Smart Programs."
That's it. To verify that it worked, I performed the following steps.
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