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What are people saying about Zentimo

Mr. Yoop Just one question: On your website, you offer the same discount of 50% for customers of your other product, USB Safely Remove. Will there also be a special Bits du Jour update pricing when you already own an USB Safely Remove license? Thanks for your support! Mr. Yoop
Sep 28 2010 at 9:26pm Copy Link
peter hayes Had this since beta and must say that this is an indispensable utility for me, that i use all the time, in fact every time i plugin or unplug a USB device, one of the few must haves for me, also the support from the developers is very strong.
Sep 29 2010 at 8:35am Copy Link
Pedro Laurent Good to see this software offer again, last time it d
Sep 29 2010 at 3:41pm Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Mr. Yoop: Atm no, we have only a plain discount at 50% for everyone.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Oct 1 2010 at 11:04pm Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Peter Hayes: Thanks for your kind words, it's a pleasure for us to hear that!
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Oct 1 2010 at 11:12pm Copy Link
Hazen Hoffpauir Does this work with Windows 7 (64bit) ?
Oct 3 2010 at 5:16am Copy Link
Louis H @Hazen...

I've been using the beta with Win 7 Professional 64 bit and have had no problems with it. It has handled everything I've thrown at it. And it is my understanding that the full release version is far more stable than the beta is.

I've only been waiting for this offer to upgrade to the full version.
Oct 3 2010 at 6:38am Copy Link
Markus J Is this with one year upgrades or lifetime?
Oct 3 2010 at 8:13pm Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Hazen Hoffpauir: Yes, it works with Windows 7 both 32 and 64 versions. @Marjus J: The listed above price is for one year upgrdes. The discount is also eligible for two year upgrades which will cost $22.5 USD.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Oct 3 2010 at 10:03pm Copy Link
DrTeeth I am sooo going to register this. Within 5 mins of starting the trial I'm enthralled. 

A tad expensive (even with the offer) for what it is but the fact that it is licensed per user and not PC makes the sale...even when the EU adds the extortionate sales tax.
Oct 5 2010 at 9:12am Copy Link
Up Allnyte I decided to give this software a spin since I have 5 exteral drives along with those many "removable drives" for various camera flash drives, etc. I'm running Windows 7 Home Pro and have recently installed IE Beta. I downloaded Zentimo with IE9, but when I went to tell it to install I got a message that said that the program was unsafe. No explainations. It just refused to install Zentimo. Any idea what would cause this? From what I can tell it was only IE9 blocking this (after download), not any of my other security programs.
Oct 5 2010 at 6:31pm Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Iva: It seems like it's a bug in IE9 beta, since all other browsers can download it and install well. Moreover the program signed with a certificate and all tests at  shows that the program is clean. Can you try to download the program with another browser, e.g. or ?
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Oct 5 2010 at 8:30pm Copy Link
Merle One Hi,
Just a clarification question : should USBSafelyRemove be ... removed before installing Zentimo ?
Oct 5 2010 at 10:37pm Copy Link
DrTeeth "USBSafelyRemove" does not need to be removed during install. There is an interface option to replace it with Zentimo anyway.

Installed trial last night on Win7 32 bit.
Oct 5 2010 at 10:43pm Copy Link
Vanessa N If one already owns USB Remove (purchased here at Bits), what are the advantages of Zentimo over it?  Is USB SafelyRemove no longer supported?
Oct 6 2010 at 6:22am Copy Link
Michael R. Just installed the trial-version: Looks nice and I like this 1 user - many installations policy.

And I found out an interesting thing: The cam, which is integrated inside my laptop, is a hidden usb2-device. I tried to deactivate it and (after a few questions) it works fine (and also the reactivation).

But after deactivation and a reboot the camera was again activated.

Such an integreated cam is a good, but also kind of dangerous thing: You never know when it is used.

So, is there a way to deactivate the cam automatically, of course without giving up the possibility to activate it, when it really should be used. 
Oct 6 2010 at 7:41am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Vanessa: In short: Zentimo is an advanced version of USB Safely Remove. It has over USB Safely Remove the next features: strong TrueCrypt support, quick launch menu for portable applications, more informative device menu, drive speed test and portable settings. Read more . If you don't need all these additional features the right choice for you is to stay with USB Safely Remove. We will continue developing both applications and we added another application just to reach 2 goals: give some additional features that are needed by a half of our users and keep USB Safely Remove simple which is main feature request of another half of our users :) @Michael R: It's a good idea and we will consider adding this feature in one of the following versions.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Oct 6 2010 at 9:41am Copy Link
DrTeeth I have placed the order, but Plimus is messing me about. They want to contact me by phone, they say my number on the order is incorrect, but IT IS. I have used them many times before and I do NOT want to lose this discount. They are awful.
Oct 6 2010 at 10:15am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Michael R: I apologize for my previous reply, I thought you suggest a feature but actually you're asking a question. At the moment there are no straightforward way in the program to do what you need. However as I said earlier we consider this feature to add in the following versions.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Oct 6 2010 at 10:16am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Guy: I apologize for the inconvenience. Just try to place the order once again. If this doesn't help, write to Plimus about this issue. And in the end if you miss the deal, just write us at
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Oct 6 2010 at 10:29am Copy Link
DrTeeth I have emailed you. I do not want to place the order again as they could process both.

I have captured a screen shot of my order for reference.
Oct 6 2010 at 10:42am Copy Link
Jim Maioriello @ Igor,  I like this software and have purchased a 2 year license and am looking forward to the new features as they become available.  In the beginning, I had a mixed feeling about purchasing the product because I detected some unstablility.  Please let me explain.  I have been playing around with the release version and the beta version for a few days now.  I have Zentimo installed on 2 laptops.  The first one is my test machine and it's working fine.  However, on my main pc, it crashes when I right click on the menu for an unrecognized device.  I suspected this may be due to the fact that I used a wireless LogiTech LX 710 keyboard on my main laptop, and I noticed Zentimo does not recognize this particular USB device). Anyway, I unchecked the "Display surprise removal device" and the unrecognized device disappeared from my menu, and more importantly, this made it impossible for me to crash Zentimo.  My question, is why do you have that option enabled by default?  Is there a reason for this?  If so, I would like to know what it is. Because from my perspective, I think the default behavior should be to ignore "surprise removal devices"  for the simple reason they are safe to remove to begin with.  No need to use a program to manage that.  I would think if this was unchecked to begin with, I would not have experienced the crashes in the first place.
Oct 6 2010 at 10:51am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Guy: Thanks, I've already respond to you. @Jim Maioriello: Could you download the latest beta ( , it's not released yet), play with it on your main pc and if it goes crashing send us the report from the program (In order to send the report you should proceed to "Main menu -> Help -> Report a bug", and in the opened dialog enter your e-mail and a short description of the problem. This helps us to investigate the problem more detailed)
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Oct 6 2010 at 10:58am Copy Link
Jim Maioriello @Igor.  Beta2 solved the problem.  Thanks!  @ Guy, I had an experience using Plimus where a purchase I made failed to authenticate. I was told by them that my credit card was was not charged, and I should resubmit my order if I wanted to purchase the software.  I did so and was surprised when I reviewed my credit card bill that I was charged twice.  In their defense, they did credit my account, but it took a few days of emailing back and forth to get the issue resolved.
Oct 6 2010 at 11:16am Copy Link
DrTeeth @ Jim

All sorted now. Thanks Igor.
Oct 6 2010 at 11:23am Copy Link
Michael R. @Igor. Probably it was both: A question with the hope of an implementation, if not already there.

The more common feature would be: Making it possible, to disable certain usb-devices at windows startup...
Oct 6 2010 at 5:58pm Copy Link
Up Allnyte Igor asked: "Can you try to download the program with another browser, e.g. Google Chrome or Firefox?"

Thank you for responding - I'll download Chrome and see how it works. I was pretty sure that it may have something to do with the Beta IE since no one posting here has had any install troubles. Thank you!.
Oct 6 2010 at 7:29pm Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Michael R: Yes, I thought exactly about this more common feature. Feel free to contact us if you have any further suggestions. @Iva Question: Good. Hope you didn't miss the deal. To anyone: the deal has ended now, guys thanks for your interest in our software!
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Oct 6 2010 at 8:39pm Copy Link
Up Allnyte Thank you, Igor, but I'm afraid that I did miss the deal. But not because I didn't try. I thought that you should know why I missed. I installed Chrome as you suggested to download the program with since IE9 beta was calling it a security risk. Unfortunetly, the exact same thing happened with Google. But with Chrome I was able to instruct it to override the security qualms and begin to install the program . Right-clicking on the download allowed me to select "Run anyway" or something similar. Incredibly, I recieved the same results with both IE9b & Chrome when overiding the security warning: Zentimo begins the set-up routine and begin to install. Installation gets to this point: C:\Program Files\Zentimo\ZentimoService.exe and stops - the pop-up says that it can no longer read and that the file is corrupt. If I try to restart w/o another download it won't begin install - it just announces that the program is corrupt. Any ideas?
Oct 9 2010 at 7:43pm Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko Iva, it'd be better if we contact directly on this case. I'll write you an email.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Oct 10 2010 at 8:19pm Copy Link
F.J. Garvin Every now and then a utility comes along that is practical, solves a lot of problems and just works. This is one of them. Its worth the full price so with the BitsDuJour deal, its a no brainer. It has a very liberal license as well. Use it on all of your computers.
May 14 2011 at 12:59am Copy Link
Software Guy Very useful if you juggle a number of external drives. This software is complimentary to disk catalog software such as supercat by With this combination, you know exactly what files are on what drives and zentimo lets you connect/disconnect and map the drives as you need them.
May 15 2011 at 2:58am Copy Link
Adrian Williams I agree with the comments already made - It's a must-have deal.
May 15 2011 at 4:16am Copy Link
webdancer When I first heard about this app, I thought, "WinDoze manages devices, why would I need this?" I've been using it for about six months and LOVE it! It's a must-have and a discount doesn't hurt!
May 15 2011 at 8:11pm Copy Link
Joe Matters I am a user who was lucky enough to have bought this program with the lifetime update when it was available. If I had wait it for the admins at bisdujour I would it miss that opportunity the first time since they told every one to wait for a better deal and not to buy it when the lifetime offer was available since by the time they offer it again the promotion was over!!!
May 16 2011 at 3:53am Copy Link
Hans Nielsen is it posibly to buy lifetime key ?? if so, woot the price then ??
May 16 2011 at 9:51pm Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko To Hans Nielsen: unfortunately no, we do not sell licenses with lifetime upgrades for Zentimo
Crystal Rich, Ltd - May 17 2011 at 12:17am Copy Link
RichU I am currently using this program and have been using it for a while. Every once in a while, I used to have problems with a USB flash drive losing data in Windows. Less frequently I would have similar problems with a portable USB hard drive. Since I installed Zentimo, I have had zero problems in this area. I highly recommend this program. IMHO, It makes for easy handling of USB drives.
May 17 2011 at 2:41am Copy Link
A User too bad about the yearly license model. I would of purchased if not for this.
May 17 2011 at 4:27am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko Hi Interested User,
Actually you can use the program for life. One or two year is duration of subscription for upgrades. After the subscription is over you can stay with the latest version as long as you wish and pay for upgrades only when you need a feature
Crystal Rich, Ltd - May 17 2011 at 5:00am Copy Link
A User Thanks Igor.

I kinda thought that, but still I don't like the idea of a yearly subscription model for updates. I do understand you need to make income somehow though.

What would the prices be after my sub is up to continue receving updates? IE: 'what discounts would we get'
May 17 2011 at 5:20am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens @Interested User: See
May 17 2011 at 5:37am Copy Link
I looked at the link you provided. If I understand correctly, you buy the license, use it forever on any number of computers you own, and only extend in a year where there is a feature you believe you need.

So, for example, when Windows 8 (hahahahaha) comes out one day real soon now tm, one might wish to upgrade in order to take advantage of some new features or to avoid something that is broken. But in the meantime, one could, if one wishes, simply continue with the version one originally licensed, upgraded during one's initial upgrade period.

May 17 2011 at 6:26am Copy Link
VLM Well, I went to buy a license (2-year), completed the ordering process, and then tried to print the receipt so that I could mail in the payment. Poof ... Firefox crashed, and now I cannot get back t the page. Plimus says to contact you, so here I am.

Can you retrieve a copy of my order and email me a receipt or the like, so that I can print it and mail in the payment?

The name will appear as:
FIRST: Presiding Emissary for
LAST: Vibrant Living Ministries and Successors

The order was placed within the last 5 minutes or so.

Thank you kindly!
May 17 2011 at 6:42am Copy Link
Pedro Laurent This program is good... I owned a bunch of USB flash drive and it does what it says, I start it with USB Safely Remove and now using Zentimo since it first came out. Support is the best. I bought a license for my girlfriend laptop.
May 17 2011 at 1:24pm Copy Link
VLM Speaking of support ... I do hope someone responds here today.
May 17 2011 at 2:04pm Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @The Presiding Emissary for Vibrant Living Ministries and Successors: Please feel free to contact us ( if you were not able to purchase the license with the discount and didn't get the license key.

To everyone else: guys many thanks for your kind words. It's fun and inspiring to hear them and we will work hard to make you happy with our products.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - May 18 2011 at 3:29am Copy Link
Carl Lum Zentimo is a godsend--especially if you use SyncToy across several external hard drives. Without Zentimo, Windows constantly assigns different drive letters and then you have to manually change them--and that drove me crazy. Zentimo should have been part of Windows.
Oct 20 2011 at 4:52pm Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko Hi Carl,
Thanks for your kind words! It's a pleasure for us to have happy customers.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Oct 22 2011 at 12:05am Copy Link
Frank Stephens Carl Lum, SyncToy 2.1 has been out for years, and way back at 2.0 it was changed to automatically handle drive letter reassignments. Further, Windows 7 automatically handles drive letter reassignments within Windows itself (but it can't do anything for non-Microsoft applications).
Oct 22 2011 at 12:09am Copy Link
SoftCollector Zentimo came in as a successor to USB Safely Remove, which had been sold with the lifetime upgrade for years. At a certain point they just decided to switch to another application (leaving former customers wondering). USB Safely Remove has not been discontinued, but it is not getting developed with new features, while Zentimo (running with yearly licenses) is.

Zentimo could have easily been the next version of a product bought with the lifetime upgrade (which it essentially is), but instead it was marketed as sth completely different and new. Developments like that make former customers feel duped. A more customer-sensitive approach would have been to start selling USB SR with yearly licenses and keep the deal for loyal customers intact, offering them new features with new versions.

I have a sneaking suspicion that USB SR will simply be discontinued once Zenitmo gets a wide enough fan base. The forum of USB SR looks dead with customer questions left unanswered.

That said, both USB SR and Zentimo are great at what they do, namely: disconnecting safely external drives - and they do it in style. At the quoted price Zentimo is a steal. I wish more people would buy it.

I wish Crystal Rich all the best and hope they will stay in business and continue to offer a top-notch service. Please, do not forget your loyal customers either.

Kind Regards,
Oct 22 2011 at 1:07am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko Hi SoftCollector,
Thanks for the feedback and for your wishes!

We have decided to release a different product Zentimo just to stay USB Safely Remove as much simple as possible. While some people wish to have an all-in-one solution like Zentimo that allows to fully manage their external drives others just need to improve safe removal tool in Windows and USB Safely Remove fully satisfies their needs.

Also we have never stopped to develop both of the products - we release new versions for both of them almost simultaneously - you can see this in the blogs of the programs. At the moment we are in development of the new major version of Zentimo & USB SR so we sometimes may not answer questions on our forum in time, I'm sorry for this. However we try to reply as soon as possible on support requests from our site or by email.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Oct 22 2011 at 1:47am Copy Link
SoftCollector @ Igor

Thank you for your prompt reply.

The policy for Zentimo says: "Free upgrades for 12 months". That does include major upgrades, yes?

Kind Regards,
Oct 22 2011 at 1:51am Copy Link
H. H. Hallo
as a upurchaser of the first released product (usb safely remove, also offered at bdj) and use of the zentimo - giveaway version from 2010 I really recommend buying: The tool is one of the "must have" tools , making handling of removable devices much more comortable and fast - and at this low price and user-friendly policy I´ll buy it to update my older giveaway- version. Thank you for offering it at bdj
with knd regards
Oct 22 2011 at 3:38am Copy Link
Genie au Travail "At the moment we are in development of the new major version of Zentimo & USB SR"

Do you want to say that a 2.0 version of Zentimo will be release soon ?
Oct 22 2011 at 5:03am Copy Link
SoftCollector @ Igor Tkachenko

I currently own USB Safely Remove (with lifetime upgrades) and Zentimo (with 2 years of free upgrades) - do you have a Most Valuable Customer list I can make? :)
Oct 22 2011 at 7:00am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @SoftCollector:
The policy for Zentimo says: "Free upgrades for 12 months". That does include major upgrades, yes?
Yes, during your upgrade subscription period you can upgrade to any newest version that will be released within this period - both minor and major.

@H. H.:
Thanks for the nice words!

@Genie au Travail:
Do you want to say that a 2.0 version of Zentimo will be release soon ?
I cannot promise the exact dates, but yes, the next version within 2 or 3 months will be a major release.

do you have a Most Valuable Customer list I can make? :)
ATM we don't have it, but it's worth creating :)
Oct 22 2011 at 11:03am Copy Link
Carl Lum @Frank Stephens: Yes, I am using SyncToy 2.1 and yes it does handle drive letter changes--but only up to a point. It's great at detecting changes to a drive letter of a single external drive that that you plug in. But things get dicey if you plug in multiple externals and the drive letters are different. I am trying to SyncToy between two *external* drives and I've discovered SyncToy will get confused very easily in this case if the drive letters jump around. And the results can be disastrous.
Oct 22 2011 at 12:19pm Copy Link
Techtoysavvy First, Let me say I just bought this software. Thanks.
You can do most of these things without the software .. but....
You can make toast in an oven. Who needs a toaster?

Drive letter solutions for portable drives in my next post.
This is a bit more complicated in Windows.
Oct 22 2011 at 5:28pm Copy Link
J Pieper I currently have a personal license that does not expire until April 2012. If I purchase an additional two year license, can it be used to extend the current license expiration by 24 months?
Oct 22 2011 at 7:56pm Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @J Pieper: Unfortunately no, here at BDJ we offering only new licenses, not license extensions.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Oct 22 2011 at 11:45pm Copy Link
Rick F @ Prasad Paranjpe

Yes please, i'd like to have your info on mounting all of your drives as directories. Thanks,
Oct 23 2011 at 8:25pm Copy Link
Cameron Gay I am an existiong user and this is a great product. What version are you launching here?
Apr 3 2012 at 4:21pm Copy Link
Yudha Yan Kusuma Yesterday this was 67% off.
Apr 3 2012 at 8:25pm Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko To Cameron Gay: As usually it's the latest version and it's the version 5.0.

To Yudha Yan Kusuma: It was a technical issue, the actual discount is 50%. I apologize for this.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Apr 4 2012 at 1:29am Copy Link
Patrick R I already have a license for Zentimo with 2 years support. Can I upgrade my current license with lifetime support or do I get a new license?
Apr 4 2012 at 1:36am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Patrick R: With this promo you can only purchase the new license, and at this moment there's no upgrade plan for discounted licenses.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Apr 4 2012 at 3:07am Copy Link
Louis H Of all the programs I have purchased via BDJ deals, Zentimo is one of the few that I use every day. With more than 4 dozen storage devices (of various types and sizes) to keep up with, this program has made the digital part of my life much easier to manage. Absolutely worth it's full price!
Apr 4 2012 at 4:24am Copy Link
LittleBiG "To Yudha Yan Kusuma: It was a technical issue, the actual discount is 50%. I apologize for this."

I have seen the $9,9 as well, I was happy and decided to buy in no time. But after that it has been decreased to 50%. I don't feel it is fair. So I decline this offer now...
Apr 6 2012 at 12:20am Copy Link
Jason Howard @Igor - "it's the latest version and it's the version 5.0"

Do you have a link for the release notes? According to the website the latest release is version 1.5
Apr 6 2012 at 12:54am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Jason: Sorry, of course it's the version 1.5, I've confused it with the latest version number of our another program. The change log for Zentimo 1.5 is here:
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Apr 6 2012 at 1:38am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Rob: Yes, having one personal license you can install Zentimo and use personally on each of your computers.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Apr 6 2012 at 2:32am Copy Link
Tim Parsons I have a Zentimo license that just expired on 29 March. If I buy this today, am I likely to get any extensions in functionality during the next year that I'd otherwise miss out on?
Apr 6 2012 at 3:31am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko Hi Tim,
We are actively developing Zentimo, you can find what we did in the last year in our blog: , so be sure you get new features and improvements in the next year.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Apr 6 2012 at 3:50am Copy Link
HBOY I own Zentimo and should be getting updates until 5/30/2012. I am now running version 1.3.3. I see the latest version is 1.5. Why is my program not updating and how should I go about downloading the latest. Do I uninstall or install over previous version?
Apr 6 2012 at 9:07am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @HBOY:
When we release the new version we usually notify our user through the program and by email. Perhaps you unsubscribed from both of the notification ways therefore you are not aware of the new version.

In order to update just download the installer from our web-site: and run the installer. You do not need to uninstall the previous version.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Apr 6 2012 at 10:25am Copy Link
Paul Michieux I was interested in this program because I have two USB disk drives permanently connected to my PC and would like to be able to turn them off when they're not in use, which is most of the time as they're only used for backing up the data that are on the PC's internal drives.

I know it's easy to simply unplug the drives -- they're plugged into power sockets like any other electrical device, but can this program turn off the power to these drives, even though they're still plugged in, and still connected via USB to the main PC?

I'd be interested to know.


Apr 6 2012 at 10:48am Copy Link
HBOY Thanks Igor. I downloaded and installed. Checked the program settings and the automatic update is checked.
Apr 6 2012 at 11:24am Copy Link
rob voe Can I install Zentimo on some computers with one license? Only I use the Computers!
Apr 6 2012 at 11:30am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Paul Michieux: At this moment it's impossible with the program but we do plan such a feature in one of the closest versions.

@HBOY: You are welcome! Also check that you have the proxy settings specified correctly (if you connect to the internet through proxy) and make a test check for updates (Menu - Help - Check for updates, if everything is correct you will be saying that there's no new versions available).

@Rob Voe: Yes you can. The personal license allows you to use the program on each of your computers.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Apr 6 2012 at 12:05pm Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson The current version is Version
I am a satisfied user since late last year.
The program is well worth the FULL Price ( IMHO ) and I am HAPPY to be able to get a Personal License with Lifetime Updates Today for ½ Price !!!
Apr 6 2012 at 1:52pm Copy Link
Roger Thomasson FYI folks, the price discrepancy was ENTIRELY our fault, not Igor's.

Mea culpas all around!

BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 6 2012 at 3:15pm Copy Link
Jason Howard @Chris Roy Jackson - perhaps you misread something, but the offer is listed as "free upgrades for 12 months" - not "Lifetime Updates".

Unfortunately for existing users - there is no further discount for license extensions - a 50% discount is the usual rate that Crystal Rich advertises on their website for extensions/renewals.
Apr 6 2012 at 5:42pm Copy Link
K X @Jason Howard

If you click to buy, there's a lifetime license option as well as the 1 year license.

The strange thing on the Crystal Rich website is that the Zentimo lifetime license is not available as an option to existing owners of Zenimo if you click on upgrade, only if you're buying a new license of it, or if you are have a license for USB Safely Remove.

So if you're interested in a Zentimo lifetime license, discounted, buy it here on Bits today.
Apr 6 2012 at 7:55pm Copy Link
dale Geyer I have been using the trial version for the last 2 weeks and I love it! I have 5 external hard drives connected to my pc and Zentimo controls all of them flawlessly. Please please bring back this product soon!
Jul 12 2012 at 1:03am Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson My Previous Message from Apr 6,2012 @ 1:52pm:
The current version is Version
I am a satisfied user since late last year. The program is well worth the FULL Price ( IMHO ) and I am HAPPY to be able to get a Personal License with Lifetime Updates Today for ½ Price !!!
However after Posting the Payment Processor was NOT co-Operating with my effort to buy the new License (which currently expires this November). I probably should have posted again or contacted Igor directly and I'm sure that he would have helped me to complete the purchase.
I hope that things go better this time around!!!
Aug 29 2012 at 8:07pm Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko Hi Chris,
Please contact us directly via , and provide a bit more information on the problems you had purchasing the license.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Aug 31 2012 at 11:59pm Copy Link
Genie au Travail No news about version 2.0 ?
Sep 1 2012 at 4:15am Copy Link
njf Hi

Installed the trial before buying. Sorry but I can't find in the Options where I can "guarantee that the same drive letter is mapped to a specific device every time". Where is that, please?
Sep 1 2012 at 5:01am Copy Link
Tortuga Hello
I first bought USB S.Remove waaay back when, which was a Family/Lifetime license.
Then Zentimo was created, and I bought that too
The license changed to an yearly subscription, but still was a family license.
Well ok, I understand the need to create revenue, and I'm glad to support this fine developer

Been renewing ever since.
Even bought licenses as birthday gifts for friends, who foolishly just yanked HDDs' external cords willy nilly, like it was "normal procedure" *gasp*

Was gladly going to buy a couple of Lifetime Licenses when I chanced upon the new terms :(
Appears the licensing has changed yet again ??!!
It is now «Per User» instead of a Family License!!
Huh?? ... REALLY??? Why the change??!!
Is it really justified that a family w interchangeable computers buys one license per adult, plus one per kid, plus per guests, plus ...
Sorry, I have been an early adopter & I champion your products any chance I get.
But this change ... I'm not liking it one bit !!
Hummm, NOT at ALL sure I'll keep buying it. My enthusiasm level took a nose dive!

»» Other thoughts
My previous rant does not diminish the fact this is a really fine & useful program
One of the first things I install, as I have an inordinate qty of bays, externals & peripherals, so, hard to cope without it.
Plus I need the 'fixed letters' feature for my back programs to function properly, when moving hard drives back & forth from PC to Laptop ...
It is a great help to manage & keep your data safe!!


N.B.: Purchases are not done through this eMail. Have a dedicated eMail for financial transactions
Sep 1 2012 at 6:00am Copy Link
F.J. Garvin I've been a happy Zentimouser for over a year now. When you find a utility that does the job, does it well, doesn't cause problems...its just worth it.
Sep 1 2012 at 7:32am Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson Genie au Travail Hello,
The Current Version is
Given that the Current Version on April 6 (almost 5 months ago) was Version , I think we can assume that progression to the next MAJOR version (i.e. 2.0) is SOME Time away (perhaps 1½ to 2 years "down the road").
I hope that helps,
Chris Roy Jackson
Sep 1 2012 at 9:57am Copy Link
Avi S Excellent product! I bought it on BDJ last year. Well worth the money - makes my computer easier to use every day! Just being able to hit a hotkey to safe remove - instead of searching for the Safe Remove icon in the tray - saves tons of time. And then, Zentimo tells me which programs are holding handles to the drive (as opposed to the Windows Safe Remove, which just says that the drive is in use and keeps you guessing).
Sep 1 2012 at 10:59am Copy Link
Petr I am buying my second license for my laptop. Great utility.
Sep 1 2012 at 12:10pm Copy Link
Joe Bowling They are offering the LIFETIME updates with this offer as an option. I just purchased one. Thank you to everyone that contributed comments about the value of this program.
Sep 1 2012 at 2:13pm Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Norman Fisher: Please see above the response from Tortuga, he nicely and detailed explains how to do that.

@Genie au Travail: We are working on it, but there is no estimations on the release of the version 2.0 at the moment. If you have any feature requests feel free to send them us here or from our web-site:

First of all thanks for the nice response on the program functions.

Next, the license for both USB Safely Remove & Zentimo was always personal (there are also commercial per-seat licenses), which means you can use this license personally on each of your computers but we never had a family license, perhaps you mixed that up with another software license. Also if you take a look at your old license text (the email we sent you with the license key) you will find the mentioned condition there.

@Avi S, F.J. Garvin: Thanks for the kind reviews!
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Sep 1 2012 at 3:32pm Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson Petr
It's great to support the Author, but you know the license is a Personal (per USER) license and you are allowed to install it on ALL of your personally used Computers.
Maybe you can give the second license to your best friend (or someone else??). It will make a nice gift for anyone who appreciates their computer and uses external devices.
It is one of the best Software Investments I have ever made.
Sep 1 2012 at 4:50pm Copy Link
JL Igor Tkachenko, please could you take a look to this issue?:
Sep 1 2012 at 5:02pm Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, (1) for security I don't use TrueCrypt but do use FolderLock. Can Zentimo be used to manage FolderLock in a similar way? Actually if it just could call up the FolderLock executable that would be sufficient. (2) Also, just to confirm, since this is registered "by user" I should be able to use it on my multiple computers (I have three, it changes all the time) without violating the license, correct?
Sep 1 2012 at 5:31pm Copy Link
Tortuga @Igor Tkachenko - Hi again,

I forgot to mention earlier, that I have 2x HP TP {TouchPad} w webOS, no Preware, no mods!
And every time (yes, I do mean EVERY time) I plug them to my PCs or Laptops, I can «not» unplug them, which was quite puzzling in the beginning

After quite a bit of search, found mentioned on a forum where such things are discussed, that others w Zentimo installed also have the same problem w HP TP

Been trying out other programs lately, to see if I can find an alternative, hoping in the meantime you will find a solution

Do you have any info on this, have you had reports abt this?
Can you help resolve it?

Sep 1 2012 at 9:34pm Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson I am STILL unable to complete the purchase of my Personal Lifetime License using PayPal... Completes PayPal's Part and then I am returned to a page that says:

"Paypro Global, Inc.

Return to merchant and try a different payment methodError MessageThis payment cannot be completed and your account has not been charged. Please contact your merchant for more information.

Return to merchant and try a different payment methodWe are not able to process your payment using your PayPal account at this time. Please return to the merchant's website and try using a different payment method (if available)."

The same problem I had in April !!!
Is anyone else having the same problem ???
Sep 1 2012 at 11:52pm Copy Link
J S I have one problem with this program:

With Zentimo set to "Run on Windows Start" and with no other programs open - such as word processors or office applications, browsers etc, AND with no programs showing in the "Task Bar" area.

Next open the ctrl+alt+dlte Windows Task Manager, and in the "Applications" Tab/Window, Zentimo is shown as "Working" even if there are no USB or Memory cards being Actively controlled by Zentimo..

Question: Is it possible to alter the settings manually (or, make alterations to the actual program for future releases) so that Zentimo no longer appears in the Applications Window unless Zentimo is actually ACTiVELY controlling a USB product?

[Note: I can only be certain this happens with Win XP SP3 or Win Vista SP2, as I do not have Windows 7 or Windows 8 on any computers.]

- - - - -

Having said that, with just this one exception, I have found ZENTiMO to be the best USB (eSATA, Fireware etc) controlling tool, and now that LiFETIME Licenses available again there should be no reason why everyone wouldn't find it truly useful.
Sep 2 2012 at 12:00am Copy Link
Joe Bowling I purchased the lifetime yesterday using PayPal without any problem.
Sep 2 2012 at 12:46pm Copy Link
Michael R. About two month ago, I wrote about a bug of your little brother product (USBSafelyRemove) and your answer was:

>> Yes, there is an incorrect behavior of the program in this case.
>> We will fix it in the closest versions.

Unfortunately up to now there appeared no update, which repaired the described behaviour.

Can you tell, when an update can be expected, if this bug also conerns Zentimo and if there is a way to get a discounted upgrade from 'USBSafelyRemove lifetime' to 'Zentimo lifetime'?
Feb 1 2013 at 2:05am Copy Link
Genie au Travail No news about version 2.0 ?
Feb 1 2013 at 3:12am Copy Link
Julie Miles What does this program do that USB Safely Remove doesn't? They look identical from the screenshots.
Feb 1 2013 at 5:42am Copy Link
Rick Truell Julie Miles: They are very similar, as Zentimo is essentially USB Safely Remove with several additional features. A chart at compares the two programs.
Feb 2 2013 at 8:39pm Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko To Michael R.:
>> Can you tell, when an update can be expected
I cannot promise you exact dates of the next release USB Safely Remove, but I hope it will hapen in a month or two.

>> if this bug also conerns Zentimo
The previos version 1.6 also affected with this incorrect behavior, but it was fixed in the latest 1.7.

>> if there is a way to get a discounted upgrade from 'USBSafelyRemove lifetime' to 'Zentimo lifetime'
Yes, you can find the special prices on the Order page of Zentimo.

@Genie au Travail:
>> No news about version 2.0 ?
At the moment we do not have exact timeframe for v.2.0. What do you expect from the version 2.0?

@Julie Miles
>> What does this program do that USB Safely Remove doesn't?Please see Rick Truel's nice answer.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Feb 3 2013 at 2:06am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho Sorry for my English.
I have Zentimo. I'd like to know if there will be any discount for upgrading.
Thank you.
Feb 3 2013 at 5:46am Copy Link
F.J. Garvin Great utility. Takes care of a lot of PC annoyances. Its a solid workhorse and very worth the price.
Also, thanks for Unlocker Crystal Rich. Another annoyance taken care of.
Feb 3 2013 at 6:37am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko To Nelson Carvalho:
At the moment there we do not sell upgrade subscription extending licenses from BitsDuJour, it's possible to purchase only new licenses. However you can extend the subscription from our web-site, see "Order" section, the upgrade subscription is already significantly discounted related to initial order price.

To F.J. Garvin:
Thanks for your nice words! BTW our file unlocker is called LockHunter :)
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Feb 3 2013 at 8:46am Copy Link
Kimmo Lahtinen One thing I like with Zentimo is that it can hide empty slots of the memory card reader as it is often confusing to guess which letter has my camera card this time.

I am just wondering why Zentimo is informing "C: is mounted" after I started my desktop (sometimes it takes a long time)?
Feb 4 2013 at 1:36am Copy Link
Mr Macro I understand that Zentimo is licensed per user, does this imply that I can install it on all my PCs but can only use one instance at any one time?
Feb 4 2013 at 1:42am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko To Kimmo Lahtinen:
I am just wondering why Zentimo is informing "C: is mounted" after I started my desktop
Zentimo is informing that the drive letter is mounted when it finds that a drive that has no drive letter assigned was assigned with a drive letter.

I've personally never mentioned this behavior when logging in to the Windows, perhaps you have installed some tricky antivirus or drive encription tool which caused this. Anyway if it bothers you feel free contact us via the support form:

To Mr Macro:
I can install it on all my PCs but can only use one instance at any one time
You are almost right :) You can install it on all your PCs and use it personally on each of them, though it's normal to have all program instances running at the same time, ie use them at the same time if you can.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Feb 4 2013 at 2:04am Copy Link
Lee Garber Hi I already purchased Zentimo 1-6-3 to support Zentimo development and now need to pay again for v 1.7? I would be happy to buy a Zentimo Personal License, Lifetime Upgrades at the $29.95 (or perhaps at a further disdcount if possible) to support the development of the software. However, will Zentimo remain as Zentimo, or will version 1.8, 1.9, 2.0 etc change to a different product altogether requiring a new license? I would really like any lifetime license I purchase to be a lifetime license!!!

Feb 4 2013 at 2:08am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko To Lee Garber:
Let me make some clarifications. You purchased Zentimo back in 2011, when the latest stable version was 1.2 and you got all upgrades until v.1.6 including the major 1.5 release.

Of course you can purchase the license with lifetime upgrades for Zentimo, today it presents on BitsDuJour for $29.95 USD.

We wil not promise anything, we can only show some facts: at the moment we have USB Safely Remove that is supported for more than 6 years since 2007, and Zentimo which is supported for 3 years since 2010.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Feb 4 2013 at 2:24am Copy Link
Louis H Very nice deal today. I have been using Zentimo for more than 2 years and am very satisfied with it. My previous upgrade subscription expired and I was almost ready to purchase a Lifetime Upgrade license for $39.90 and..... BDJ comes through again. It will be cheaper to get a new license with Lifetime Upgrades. So here is to saving an extra $10!! :)
Feb 4 2013 at 6:06am Copy Link
Michael R. Thanks, 1-2 month is a time I can live with.

As a 'USBSafelyRemove lifetime' owner I especially would like to have Zentimo's TrueCrypt ability. And so I probably would buy 'Zentimo lifetime upgrade' if the today's discount would apply to it too (, perhaps even if the 30% discount on the webiste would be usable also for the upgrades). But unfortunately I would have to pay about 30$, either today for the full version here or later as upgrade on your site. If I see it right, there is no difference between USBSafelyRemove-1yr and -lifetime - upgraders.. Or have I overlooked some good opportunity?
Feb 4 2013 at 6:12am Copy Link
Michael K I purchased this in 2011 and made a mistake.... I should have purchased the Lifetime Upgrade as I've been very happy with this product !!

Thanks to the developer for a very nice utility and to BDJ for bringing it to us !!

Michael K
Feb 4 2013 at 9:01am Copy Link
vIC User To Igor Tkachenko: "Of course you can purchase the license with lifetime upgrades for Zentimo, today it presents on BitsDuJour for $29.95 USD.

We will not promise anything..."

So your saying 'Lifetime' until you decide the current run is over and will require payment at that time to upgrade even from 'Lifetime' owners?
Feb 4 2013 at 10:33am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko To Luis H:
> > So here is to saving an extra $10!! :)
We are glad you are happy with today's deal :)

To Michael R.:
> > If I see it right, there is no difference between USBSafelyRemove-1yr and -lifetime - upgraders.. Or have I overlooked some good opportunity?
There's no difference at the moment. However if you purchased after Dec 2011 you can ask us for an additional discount using our support form:

To Vic E. B:
> > So your saying 'Lifetime' until you decide the current run is over and will require payment at that time to upgrade even from 'Lifetime' owners?
Of course no, if user purchased the license with the lifetime upgrades he\she will get all future upgrades for the product for free. But you should understand that the "lifetime" upgrades will be during the life span of the program, not during all your life or ours.Here as I said we cannot promise you anything, since it depends on current technogies and how much the program is in demand by users.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Feb 4 2013 at 11:38am Copy Link
Paul Guy I also bought this a few years back when it launched and my only regret was that I didn't buy a lifetime upgrade license (which I've just done now at a great price thanks to BitsDuJour).

Do yourself a favour, download the trial version, see how useful it is and then come straight back here and buy it!

Note... I'm not connected with either the developer or BitsDuJour. Just a happy customer of both.
Feb 4 2013 at 12:14pm Copy Link
JOHN User G'day, Have been using 1.4.1 since giveaway on 16 Dec 2011 and
was very pleased to purchase Zentimo Personal License, Lifetime Upgrades - Multi PC for $29.95 - and NO I don't work for Crystal Rich.
Thank you, BDJ and Crystal Rich
Feb 4 2013 at 12:15pm Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson Igor, I was finally able to get my Lifetime License today. I now know why I had the problem and what the solution is (as proven by today's successful purchase). I will explain it here at around 10 pm if I return home by then. If not, I'll comment here again before Noon tomorrow (in cased there's anyone else having the same problem).

I've been using Zentimo for about 1½ years now and I must say that I have been VERY happy with the softwarenad the quick reply to problems found.
Thanks again, Igor !!!
Feb 4 2013 at 12:29pm Copy Link
webdancer Just purchased the lifetime license to upgrade the giveaway versions I've been very happily using for a few years (so long v1.4x. v1.7, here I come!). Thx Crystal Rich.

If you're on the fence, do yourself a favour and get this awesome app today; great product, 50% discount. What's not to like?
Feb 4 2013 at 3:08pm Copy Link
Carsten Mads FYI - I’ve purchased this days promotion of Zentimo (2 pcs. Personal License, Lifetime Upg. at $74.88 incl. VAT).
Within two minutes, I’ve got two e-mails from Crystal Rich – first one confirming my order, second one saying I will receive a third e-mail within several minutes, with download link and License Key. This was now over one hour ago and still - no License Key e-mail in my mail box (nor in my Spam box).

Meanwhile, downloaded the Trial and this version looks a lot nicer, than the one I’ve tested some two/tree years ago. Hope I will soon receive my License Keys :-/

Bedtime for me… go happy.
Feb 4 2013 at 7:47pm Copy Link
Michael R. >> However if you purchased after Dec 2011 ...
Unfortunately it was 12/2009...

Would it be possible to transfer my USBSafelyRemove-license to another person, when buying Zentimo?

The Zentimo-QuickLauncher Menus are stored on the usb-stick itself, right?

So when being on a computer of another person, I can stick in the usb-stick and could run a batch-file on it, which would run zentimo on this computer and it would be able to reassign-drives to certain letters and open a popup-menu with can show configured applications.
And because it's portable, after removing the usb-stick, there keeps nothing left on this other persons's computer (except the files I change with my external programs on the usb-stick).
Feb 4 2013 at 9:39pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Crystal Rich, Ltd has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 5 2013 at 12:11am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko To Paul Guy, John Cook, webdancer: Thanks a lot for your nice words!

To Chris Roy Jackson: Thank you too for your support and I apologize for the conveniences you had on previous purchase attempts. Perhaps now you were successful because we changed the payment registrar.

To Carsten Mads:
>> Hope I will soon receive my License Keys
We have recieved your purchase successfully and moreover sent you the license key without problems. If you still not receive the license please contact us from the support form: and send us an alternative email, perhaps your current email server rejects messages for unknown reason.

To Michael R.:
>> Would it be possible to transfer my USBSafelyRemove-license to another person, when buying Zentimo?
I don't think so, we usually can transfer only newly purchased license, but not those that are used one.

>> And because it's portable, after removing the usb-stick, there keeps nothing left on this other persons's computer (except the files I change with my external programs on the usb-stick).
Zentimo can store the drive's settings on this drive, which allows to have the same settings on the different computers (e.g. the same device icon or the same list of the quick launch programs), but Zentimo must be already installed on all these computers.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Feb 5 2013 at 12:53am Copy Link
vIC User I will ask again: Please define 'Lifetime'. Is it as long as we own and use the product or until you decide the current version of the product is over and for a 'new' version, payment will be required.
Feb 5 2013 at 6:59am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko To Vic E. B.:
Neither the first nor the second. As I already said the lifetime means ALL future versions of the current program. Until we decide to stop maintain and sell it.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Feb 5 2013 at 10:20am Copy Link
Carsten Mads @ Igor Tkachenko - Thank you for your reply (Sorry for my - this - little late two questions, regarding my purchase… and this – maybe a little bit too long text :-)

I received the License Key e-mail, just short after my post on BDJ. But it only contains; 1 license Key and I’ve purchased 2 pcs Personal License, Lifetime Upgrade – hmmm… Maybe I didn’t’ had to buy 2 pcs then??

The reason I bought 2 pcs is, that my family is using up to 5 laptops, in a mix over two different in house Routers, with of course, two different IP addresses. We use this setup be course of better WiFi Signal Range in our house. And I don’t know, if Zentimo locks its licenses to the PC hardware and IP address locations – just wanted to be sure, not to violence any EULA (witch I didn’t had the time to read for the time being).

Please tell me, if this is okay… PS. I didn’t register the “only one Key”, which I’ve got from you (still using the Trial version, from yesterday) until further…

Another question is about Zentimo in general: Is it possible that Zentimo in any way, could maybe slow down the read/write performance with a Super High Speed USB connected Drive?

The reason why I ask is this Benchmark, witch I did with my Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Drive, both before and after my Zentimo Trial installation.
The Benchmark shows that the Drive performs up to 512MB/sec writes and 452MB/sec reads, before I installed Zentimo – please see my Screenshot links (sorry for the Screenshots being in Danish language – but it pretty much shows anyway); USB 3.0 Disk performance, before installing Zentimo scenery:

Next you see the Disk performance, after I installed Zentimo - Screenshot link; USB 3.0 Disk performance, after Zentimo installation scenery (now it shows under half the speed before my Zentimo install??):

Last you see the Disk performance in Zentimo Drive Speed Test Tool, witch coms out a little slower than the former test - Screenshot link; USB 3.0 Disk performance, with Zentimo Drive Speed Test:

I’m not quite sure what’s going on here? I really like (among other things) the much more secure way, that Zentimo handles disconnecting USB Drives (last month I lost the Master Fat Table, of my late 2TB USB 3.0 Backup Disk, be course of Window 7’ sloppy USB connection facility).

Please tell me, if Zentimo has/using some kind of USB Drivers that eventually could conflict with my USB 3.0 Drivers. My system is Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 8 Pro in multi Boot, on an ASUS G75VW Laptop which has its own specific Intel USB 3.0 Chip Set Drivers.

Thank you very much, in advance…
Feb 5 2013 at 10:58am Copy Link
Murderhead Where is my confirmation and my license key?
Feb 5 2013 at 11:20am Copy Link
Frank Stephens Carsten Mads, anywhere near a 512 MB/sec transfer rate is a completely meaningless number. Your disk drive isn't that fast, period. I don't know what your benchmark program is showing, perhaps the Windows caching speed. Zentimo isn't slowing you down.
Feb 5 2013 at 9:17pm Copy Link
Matei M. I wanted to stop using the software, obtained some time ago now free (giveaway 1.6)! Today I bought the lifetime license. Thus, I will receive future updates
Thanks for this opportunity!
Feb 6 2013 at 9:35pm Copy Link
Carsten Mads Thank you for your comment Mr. Stephens (I can see that this thread is not dead yet, even though the offer has ended :-)

As I said - I am not quite sure what's going on here, but I know what I see and the benchmark the tool i use, is from one of the most respected companies in the storage industry, over the last 25 years (

I also know that I want to ensure, to hear an honest answer from Zentimo itself and I repeat my question to them directly.

Thank you anyway.
Feb 7 2013 at 7:51am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko To Carsten Mads:
I apologize for so long response and I just respond on your email to our support.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Feb 18 2013 at 4:44am Copy Link
Gonzo Yet another MUST HAVE! :)
Jul 23 2013 at 3:24am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens Hm, I'm klicking on "BUY NOW", then on the 1-year personal license, but nothing happens (Firefox 22.0 on Windows 7, JavaScript is enabled). This always worked - I already bought quite a lot of software via BDJ...

Sorry, I don't have the time to try several other browsers ATM. Dear BDJ officials, could you please check if this works for you?

Thank you very much in advance! :)
Jul 23 2013 at 5:08am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Jan-Christoph Ihrens - I've just checked the purchase flow for all three Buy Now options available for this promotion and they are working fine for me both in FireFox and Google Chrome. I suggest clearing your browser cache and try to use FireFox again but I'd also like to suggest that you use Google Chrome because FireFox has proven to cause issues in the context you mention mostly because of different installed add-ons.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 23 2013 at 5:24am Copy Link
DrTeeth Not enough updates to warrant buying the lifetime updates option. Excellent program.
Jul 23 2013 at 5:35am Copy Link
Roderick Nicolson Just tried 2 of them and they both worked fine for me. I'm using Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.
I've also just tried them both on Firefox, using windows 7. Worked perfectly.
Jul 23 2013 at 5:38am Copy Link
JMJ Squared @Jan-Christoph Ihrens -- Both Personal-One-Year and Lifetime-Upgrades links work fine for me with IE10 and Chrome.

Great Product, by the way, that I've used for three years. Solid, stable performance (NEVER crashed or froze); minimal resource usages ~ 6MB Private Set Memory; very useful config options and, best of all, besides informing your OS of removal/insertion really does protect data by powering down devices with one-click removal.
Jul 23 2013 at 5:53am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens @Constantin Florea: Thanks for your quick reply. I already had cleared the browser cache; sorry for not mentioning it.

I now purchased Zentimo using Chrome, which worked just fine.

Well, yes, I do use several Firefox Extensions, mostly for web design / web development, but such a fundamental thing as a link, even if implemented using JavaScript, should always work. I don't have any problems using other sites... Maybe you'd like to take a look at the implementation again. ;-)
Jul 23 2013 at 5:56am Copy Link
Grateful I currently run this program and find it extremely useful. It provides so much more information than the "MS Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media button."
Definitely a "must have" in my book!
Jul 23 2013 at 7:59pm Copy Link
joe waters Can anyone tell me a few "real world" reasons why they use this program? I see the features but I don't see any real value. I'm assuming I'm missing how these features translate into real world solutions.

So could a few people tell me actual problems this program solved for them?
Jul 24 2013 at 12:34am Copy Link
Lupke Brother Still waiting for a 50% deal to upgrade from USB safely remove lifetime to Zentimo lifetime. This is the same deal I can get when upgrading the normal way. ;-)
Jul 24 2013 at 12:40am Copy Link
John H I will repeat Joe Waters question;

Can anyone tell me a few "real world" reasons why they use this program? I see the features but I don't see any real value. I'm assuming I'm missing how these features translate into real world solutions.

I just wait until all the blinking lights stop and pull the plug....
Jul 24 2013 at 2:46am Copy Link
JMJ Squared @Joe @John - Take a read here:
One real advantage of using this Program is that it powers off a USB device after stopping it and informs you that it is, indeed, powered off.

Another is if you use a card reader. Zentimo can selectively eject individual cards as opposed to having to stop the entire reader.

It has a bunch of other options; e.g., the ability permanently to assign a Drive Letter/Icon to a device and store that info in an .ini file on that device. Very handy.
Jul 24 2013 at 8:34am Copy Link
BDfan On how many computers can you use Zentimo at the same time?
Jul 24 2013 at 9:16am Copy Link
Emil Kucera Can someone post (a link to) a comparison of USB safely remove and Zentimo? Like Lupke Brother, I too, would be a prospect for an upgrade from USB safely remove lifetime to Zentimo lifetime - Crystal Rich take note :-)
Jul 24 2013 at 11:23am Copy Link
webdancer Truly a "must, must have"! Been using it for years.

@Joe, @John (and anyone else who doesn't understand the value of this offering), Zentimo does what the OS *should* do.

Here are some of the features I use...

Brilliant TrueCrypt support.

The ability to disable autorun/autoplay and selectively allow specific apps, on specific devices to run upon connection, e.g., a MagicJack.

Being able to stop a device but leave it physically connected so that one can *return* the device without unplugging and replugging (great when using unstable systems, stop external drives when they're not being actively used so that random reboots don't cause damage, easily return them when they're needed).

Managing individual slots on a card reader.

Fixing specific drive letters to specific devices (for backups or other automated scripts).

Being able to see the process(es) preventing a device from stopping.

All this, and more, is in the "features" section of the vendor's website. Do yourself a favour at get this little gem.
Jul 24 2013 at 2:27pm Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @ BDFan:
>> On how many computers can you use Zentimo at the same time?
You can use Zentimo personal license on each of your computers personally.

@ Emil Kucera:
>> Can someone post (a link to) a comparison of USB safely remove and Zentimo?
Here it's:

@webdancer, JMJ Squared and others: Guys, thanks for writing about your experience with Zentimo!
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jul 24 2013 at 2:57pm Copy Link
joe waters @webdancer Thanks. That was the reply I was looking for.
Jul 25 2013 at 8:38am Copy Link
webdancer @joe waters Glad to help; let me know if you need anything more.
Jul 25 2013 at 12:10pm Copy Link
Tomasz Lisowski Hi, I have used Zentimo and am quite happy with this software. I am, however, curious, if it is undergoing any active development ...

Last version (1.7) has been released in December 2012 and the author's blog became silent henceforth. I would love to hear what is being planned for the near future, esp. when considering the extension of my license or even purchase of a second copy ...
Jan 20 2014 at 12:45am Copy Link
Loco78 * I test the program and I have to admit that this is handy, you never know what speed read and write drives are bought only what he wrote manufacturer now I see the same speed, very useful. It is a pity that the lifetime license is quite expensive.But the program worth the purchase.
Jan 20 2014 at 4:11am Copy Link
Hawkeye I have used this for years. After the first year, I chose the lifetime version that includes all your computers.

It's one of those programs that does what it says and does it well.

I highly recommend it as a well satified user. I have no ties with the company, except as a user.
Jan 20 2014 at 7:17am Copy Link
Loco78 * Thanks for the tip, I test it and see what it is worth buying. How often are issued updates to new versions?
Jan 20 2014 at 9:05am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Tomasz Lisowski:
Yes, the new version will come soon. And we will consider adding your suggested license type.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jan 20 2014 at 1:01pm Copy Link
DrTeeth This is a very useful program and I would not be without it. Updates have been so few and far between that I have not renewed by last one which expired in April '13. Tomasz says the last update was Dec '12, which sounds right. I would strongly advise that you resist the temptation to order two-year or lifetime upgrade deals and see what happens during the included year.

More and more software sells are going for the subscription model, which I do not mind as long as there is a commitment to continue development. Many go silent.
Jan 20 2014 at 1:38pm Copy Link
Mike B @Igor:

Any teasers on what might be coming in the new version?

Jan 21 2014 at 12:57am Copy Link
Kenneth Soo Does the time duration for the purchased license only come into effect when it's activated in the software?
Jan 21 2014 at 1:02am Copy Link
Loco78 * I think more from the date of purchase. I doubt that from the day of activation because everyone was waiting by the activation of the update. Besides, the program can now download the test version which eventually runs out and you will need to buy to continue to use the program.
Jan 21 2014 at 5:18am Copy Link
Bob Levy I have used in the past but not sure if it is worth paying for,
My major requirement would be for the product to create a list of all the files on the device and save on the computer. That way I could determine what file exists on which device without having to mount each of my USB drives. I have way to many drives.
Jan 22 2014 at 5:59am Copy Link
DrTeeth @ Bob

Try "dir filelist.txt" for a listing. You may have to add the drives to the command.
Jan 22 2014 at 8:10am Copy Link
Hawkeye Bob, I would assume, what you are asking for would be beyond the scope of what the programs was designed for, meaning copying the files to your hard drive for you, really?

There ia already a feature that will allow you to run a program, such as Windows Explorer, when each drive is inserted so you can view the files. It has similar features for the following,

1. After Device Plugging
2. Before Deice Stopping
3. After Device Stopping
4. After Device Removing.

You can even use fixed drive letters for certain devices. I would assume, the reason we haven't seen any updates, because most of the options are already there. There is many features that MS shoud have implemented, but didn't.

I had requested, that the recycle bin, could be turned off for the USB devices, since Windows 7 has individuall settings for each drive and nothing globally, like XP. I used a setting in the Group Policy to force the recycle bin off, for all the drives.That's my preference.

This is must have utility, especially if you have a number of flash or USB drives, It even works with most SATA controllers for hot swapping SATA and eSATA drives. I have both connected. Look through the options settings and see what can be changed, you will be surprised.

The lifetime license is definately worth the price, I am just a well satisfied user.

Hope this helps.
Jan 22 2014 at 8:20am Copy Link
Bob Levy NO, Not copying the file, just a list of all the files.
With about 20+ USB drives (500-3TB) not counting thumb drives, I have a major challenge finding which drive a file is on...
Jan 22 2014 at 8:54am Copy Link
Hawkeye I'm reposting this since my last post was truncated and you can't get to the last half. Bob, see the info about Cathy, below. It should work for what you need.


Bob, I originally misread your post. I see you said, flielists, instead of the copying the file. Sorry about that.

You could enhance what DRTeeth suggested, and create a script that would be used, whenever a drive is inserted.

With the above, if two or three options could be made available, when inserting a drive, each would be setup once and I would assume, only could be active at a time. An example, most of the time, either turned off or use Windows Explorer. Quickly select if you need the script to create the filelist, without adding the script by path and name each time.

Just remembered another option. download Cathy,, to create the filelists and it is searchable across all the files. It also has a command line version to update the files, as needed, from a script. Works great.

Jan 22 2014 at 8:59am Copy Link
Jerzy Rynio Is it possible to get 67% discount valid for USB Safely Remove customers (10$ instead of 29.95$)?
I have USB Safely Remove - lifetime upgrades.

Jan 23 2014 at 12:37am Copy Link
dylan c i have usb safely remove and zentimo (both from same company). with the advent of win 7 and win 8, some of this functionality is now built in to those operating systems.

i have a lifetime with usb safely remove and my zentimo is about 2 yrs. old. i actually prefer usb safetly remove for my needs. $40 on promo is WAY too much for a program that is updated every 2 or 3 yrs, especially for those of us who already have that much invested in expired one year licenses.
Jan 23 2014 at 1:41am Copy Link
Tomas Barth The payment provider Fastspring say that it´s possible to add a VAT-number before completing the order.
That is not true, because I´m taken to Paypal to confirm the amount including VAT, although my Company is VAT excempt.
This is a recurring problem with products sold through BitsDuJour. It seems like you only want American customers, and not European. If you wanted us to buy without being punished with an extra 25 % which is the VAT in Sweden, you would check with the payment processors Before adding the Product to your site.
A bit ignorant and unprofessional I would say.
No purchase for me, because I don´t like to be robbed of an additional 25 % that most probably goes straight into the pockets of the owners of the payment processsing company.
Jan 23 2014 at 2:35am Copy Link
Mariusz Lewandowski @Tomas Barth:
Should you have finished the processs you would be given an option to enter your vat id AFTER PayPay. Fastspring screen comes back AFTER PayPal with appropriate fields.
This is how I succesfully did.
Jan 23 2014 at 3:01am Copy Link
peter schleifer 1)

Hawkeye, thank you for valuable advice.


This being said, I challenge your claim that the "lifetime" is worth 40 bucks, since:

"Jerzy Rynio - Is it possible to get 67% discount valid for USB Safely Remove customers (10$ instead of 29.95$)? I have USB Safely Remove - lifetime upgrades."

Because that's the problem with such things. You first buy lifetime upgrades to prog 1, then the developer recognizes he doesn't make enough money out of it, then he stalls development of prog 1, just to include its functionality in prog 2, and a little more, or even much more, over time, no matter.

Those who will have bought prog 1 together with lifetime upgrades are ... (can't mention the term which applies here).

So, since this developer did exactly do this once, why shouldn't he do it a second time? And this fact puts into perspective your claim that it's in the interest of buyers to pay 3 times more to obtain lifetime upgrades.

And even in general, after my having bought xplorer2 "Prof." "lifetime", the developer quickly introduced an "Ultimate" version (for which I then not only would have had to buy the "upgrade" (ok), but also the full price for another "lifetime assurance" (= totally unacceptable since that would have meant that that same assurance for "Prof.", bought only some weeks before, would have been lost in its entirety).

I call this experience with xplorer2 a "lesson" I got re "lifetime assurances", and other buyers might profit from this lesson, without paying so much for it, by considering my experience.


Above, there are posts that indicate that today, for 10 bucks, you only get a 1-year LICENCE, and not, as I had assumed, a perpetual license but with only 1-year upgrades.

Could somebody "official" (developer, bits) confirm which alternative applies here? If it's the latter, the 10-bucks offering here might indeed be a very correct one, but only in that case, certainly not if the USE of this program costs 10 bucks for one year.


To bits: Would it be possible to have the "Email Me Updates" box UN-checked by default? Many a times I forget to uncheck it manually, just to then have to delete a dozen unwanted new mails in my inbox. Thank you for considering.
Jan 23 2014 at 4:04am Copy Link
Tomas Barth It´s a strange order of doing payment. Have you also checked your Paypal account to see what amount was actually withdrawn from your account? It´s Paypal that take the money, and you have accepted the higher amount including VAT.
Jan 23 2014 at 5:07am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Mike B:
>->Any teasers on what might be coming in the new version?
We prefer not to reveal the list of new features since it may change to the date of release. However feel free to write us if you have any feature requests.

@Kenneth Soo
>->Does the time duration for the purchased license only come into effect when it's activated in the software?
No, this period come into effect when you purchase the license. Please note that this period affects only upgrade subscription and technical support, after its expiration you can still use as long as you wish any version released during your upgrade subscription period.

@Bob Levy
>->My major requirement would be for the product to create a list of all the files on the device and save on the computer.
This feature is planned for the future versions.

@Jerzy Rynio
>->Is it possible to get 67% discount valid for USB Safely Remove customers (10$ instead of 29.95$)?
Not sure I understand your question correct. The current promo comes as is for everyone (for users of USB Safely Remove and those who never heard of it) so if you wish you can opt in it.

@dylan c
>->$40 on promo is WAY too much for a program that is updated every 2 or 3 yrs, especially for those of us who already have that much invested in expired one year licenses.
That's not correct, first the basic one-year license for this promo costs $9.9USD, next we updated the program much frequently. Also pay your attention that even your "expired" license with one year subscription allows you using the latest version of the software. If it's working fine on your computer and do what's promised what else do you need? :)

@Tomas Barth
>->A bit ignorant and unprofessional I would say.
Tomas, I apologize for the inconveniences you have. Unfortunately it's a bit hard to check manually this part of the payment process since we are located outside the Europe and don't have a VAT number. Below Mariusz Lewandowski suggested that you can apply your company VAT ID at the end of the process. Please try to do this. If you will not be successfull applying your VAT ID I will make you a refund.

@ Mariusz Lewandowski
Thanks for the helpful tip!
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jan 23 2014 at 5:08am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @peter schleifer > -> If it's the latter, the 10-bucks offering here might indeed be a very correct one, but only in that case, certainly not if the USE of this program costs 10 bucks for one year. Today we are offering the license types as offered on our web-site: with absolutely the same conditions but with the discount. So if you e.g. purchase license with one year upgrades you can use any version released during a year from the date of purchase for a lifetime.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jan 23 2014 at 5:16am Copy Link
Guy Good @Bob Levy

You may want to take a look at WinCatalog. It does what you are asking for.
Jan 23 2014 at 7:02am Copy Link
Doug Atkinson Lifetime licenses are for the lifetime of the product - I once bought a "lifetime watch" and when I sent it in for a battery replacement, they sent back an inferior watch. Lifetime licenses are great for us, but not a very good model for developers. However, I do appreciate lifetime USE, that lets me stay on an older version without having to upgrade if I don't need the new features.

Also, the idea to copy a catalog of attached drives certainly seems beyond the normal use for something like Zemanta, as there are plenty of drive catalog programs out there. I use the excellent Whereisit ( for that purpose.
Jan 23 2014 at 7:53am Copy Link
Hawkeye @ Peter Schiefer, @ Bob Levy - see a new link below

To answer your question on the lifetime upgrade. First of all, as a user, you don't know what would be or could added at alter your expiration date. I find it a convenience, not have to worry about the expiration when the current version expires. Plus at the same time, when I find software that I really like and it works well, I have no problem with a lifetime, to support the author.

Yes, I purchased the USB Safely Remove prior to Zentimo. I did not buy the lifetime version of it. I did get an upgrade price to Zentimo. Because of a bug, I don't recall, what that was now, an update was posted, that was for everyone, regardless of the expiration date. When an upgrade did become available, that's when I opted for the lifetime.

Yes, I totally agree with your frustration with Explore2 and I have to admit this could be seen as a similar occurrence. If another program would be published, with enhanced features, I would feel the same and probably not upgrade. I feel that practice is unethical and milking the loyal users of the previous versions is just plain wrong. I'm sure this one type of publicity, no one would want to encounter.

My opinion, yes the program has not been upgraded in awhile. I listed some of the features in a previous post, that were important to me, plus the issue with the recycle bin, that I had, which I found a workaround.

My challenge to you and the others that might be interested in the features of Zentimo, go ahead and install it. Look at every possible feature that it has to offer and post a message, if you see something that you don't see but would like it to be added. I'm sure it will be taken into consideration, if it is something a majority users could use.

@ Bob Levy, I had posted a link directly to the site for the Cathy database, a disk cataloging tool. This link, below, will show the actual user's comments for that database. It will read any drive and can also be scripted to update any particular drive in the database. You can search the database when the drives are offline. The database, actually consists of separate files for each drive. This works great with Windows 7, SP1, x64. The reason, why I included this, that the program is standalone and I feel that adding something like this to Zentimo, would bloat the requirements and require more memory at runtime, unless it could be added as an add-on. Keep in mind, this is for searching filenames only, wild card characters can be used and no content of the actual files are searchable.

The above, are my opinions only. If anyone has any questions, let me know.

Jan 23 2014 at 8:25am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Doug Atkinson:
>->Sadly for me, the commercial license isn't being offered today at discount.
Personal license allows you using the program on your working PC as well (actually on as many PCs as you wish, the only restriction is that you are the only person who uses the program).

The commercial licenses that are now not on the promo are required only if you wish to install the program on several workplaces, ie to tie the program to several computers in contrast to a personal license which is tied to a specific person.

However if anyone wishe to purchase a number of commercial licenses feel free to purchase the required number of personal licenses (you can specify this number when purchasing) and then contact us, we will change the type of the license to the required one.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jan 23 2014 at 8:54am Copy Link
Mariusz Lewandowski @Tomas Barth "It´s a strange order of doing payment. Have you also checked your Paypal account to see what amount was actually withdrawn from your account? It´s Paypal that take the money, and you have accepted the higher amount including VAT."
There's a "Continue" (not Accept) button in PayPay that redirects to Fastspring page where you can enter your EU vat id (hover the cursor over vat info at top left on PayPal page). Then you can accept the transaction. I'm in EU with valid vat id, this procedure works fine although it looks weird. And the amount withdrawn does not include vat.
Jan 23 2014 at 9:53am Copy Link
Doug Atkinson Igor, thanks for the clarification. 1 copy ordered!
Jan 23 2014 at 11:19am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Crystal Rich, Ltd has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 24 2014 at 12:11am Copy Link
Steven Barnett Can I just be very pickie here... You're showing the "English" language option with an "American" flag. As an "English" person, I can attest to the fact that we invented the language a couple of years before the Americans. We may be a small island just off the coast of Europe, but we're quite pleased to have supplied the English language.;)
Jan 24 2014 at 12:48am Copy Link
Tomas Barth @Mariusz Lewandowski. Thanks for your assistance, it worked out fine.
Jan 24 2014 at 1:01am Copy Link
Arnold Koningen @Igor Tkachenko
I think I have the same question as Jerzy Rynio (Is it possible to get 67% discount valid for USB Safely Remove customers (10$ instead of 29.95$)?), so I will refrase it.

Normally, as an USB Safely Remove user, you have a discount of 50%.
So a license with lifetime upgrades (normally $59.90) costs $29,95.

As an USB Safely Remove user, can you also have this 50% discount on the price listed here ($39,90), therefore $19,95?

This possibility isn't listed, but without it an USB Safely Remove user will pay more with this deal than on the normal discount.
Jan 24 2014 at 12:05pm Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Steven Barnett:
I totally agree it's our fault, we should add an additional flag (or maybe two more, for Australia and NZ) to a program in future versions :)

@Arnold Koningen:
The current offer is a "promo" which means that we are here at BitsDuJour offering some of our licenses at a reduced price in order to attract some new users. It doesn't mean that from now we are reducing all our prices or something else. We just cannot offer an equal discount to everyone for every case in this small todays offer. If you are a USB Safely Remove user and find this offer appropriate for you (e.g. in case of one-year licenses which cost less with this offer) feel free to get in, however you are also welcome to use a special discount listed for you on Zentimo's web-site. Or you can wait and from time to time we have special discounts in our newsletters for your case.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jan 24 2014 at 4:47pm Copy Link
James Kenney Any plans to have the option to store the icon for the drive on the drive itself?
I spent a lot of time creating photo icons for all my thumb drives, only to find that they were only active on the one computer...
It would be much easer if, like the config file that is stored on every drive, if the small icon could be stored on it also.
Jan 24 2014 at 11:39pm Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @James Kenney:
Yes, it's a good idea, we will consider it for future versions.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jan 25 2014 at 5:23am Copy Link
Alexandre Emeriau USB Safely Remove look exactly the same as zentimo, pixel by pixel...
The only 2 differences i can notice is that USB Safely Remove is less expensive and have a more recent release. That's why i suggest USB Safely Remove to be into bitsdujour
Feb 28 2014 at 2:25pm Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko Hi Alexandre,
In short Zentimo has more features than USB Safely Remove, please find the differences here:
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Mar 2 2014 at 7:08am Copy Link
Alexandre Emeriau Thanks you, then i miss the 60% discount for this reason, i have to wait for the next round then.
Mar 2 2014 at 7:23am Copy Link
Roderick Nicolson Wow! Sounds like a good product.
Nov 1 2014 at 8:45pm Copy Link
Alexandre Emeriau Hi, Personal License needs one licence per pc ? or do you have a pack for 2 or 3 pc ?
Nov 2 2014 at 1:00am Copy Link
VLM From the fine print: "Zentimo is licensed per user, so if more people are going to use Zentimo you will need to purchase additional copies."

Roderick, it is a great product! On one hand, it's "just a little utility". It's not an essential security product. But it does what it says it will do, and quite well.
Nov 2 2014 at 4:29am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Alexandre Emeriau: As VLM already mentioned you can install Zentimo to each of your computers and use it personally.

@VLM: Thanks for your nice words!
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Nov 2 2014 at 5:48am Copy Link
Norma H This is a great little program. I have been using Zentimo Version 1.4 for some time now and love it. Just click on the icon in your sys tray and you will see a customizable icon for any USB drive connected. You can disconnect by choosing the downward pointing icon for that drive.
Another feature I like about Zentimo is that, when you insert a USB drive or, if you accidentally disconnect the wrong one, you can just click on the upward pointing arrow to easily open the drive.
Nov 2 2014 at 6:50am Copy Link
VLM My pleasure!
Nov 2 2014 at 8:45am Copy Link
Tortuga I have been a long time user of Zentimo, USB Safely Remove before that, so al in all, 6+ years.
Always love it, recommended it, even bought it for friends as a gifts.

But lately, Zentimo doesn't help at all !! :(
Can never disconnect my externals, even when I kill the processes it shows as the culprits, via Task Mngr.
In the end, always need to shut down the PCs or Laptops, in order to disconnect.

Plus, can't even change the drive icon, *always* get the message:
"Zentimo encountered a technical error. We are sorry for the inconvenience"
I've sent bug reports since the trouble started, but ...

Was hoping a newer version was able to resolve this, but I see the last one is from March.2014, which I'm using.

Nov 4 2014 at 2:24am Copy Link
Charles Hall VLM: I am interested in this software, but reading Tortuga's comments, now I have some doubts. I hope you'll respond and explain why Tortuga's having problems, and whether there is a fix. I am running Windows 8.1 (desktop mode) and want to be sure I'll get a functional product before I buy Zentimo. Do you offer a money-back guarantee? Thanks for your help.
Nov 4 2014 at 3:42am Copy Link
Hawkeye Like Ttoruga, I have been using Zentimo and before that USB Safely Remove. I'm running Windows 7, x64. I'm a very happy user. Last time I upgraded, I purchased the Lifetime license, It's cheaper if you plan on using for a long time.

Yes I have experienced the issue, when the drives couldn't be released. The issue is NOT Zentimo. You have another process that is attached to the drive. In my case it was the backup software. If I shut down the backup software and then release the drive, it works.

You will need to see what other software is attching to your drive, if they can't be released.

If you download the Microsoft Process Explorer, it will help to tell you what is holding the drive.

Run Process Explorer, then click on Find in the tool bar or press Ctrl+F. Input the drive letter in question, c:\ or d:\ and click on search. You will have to determine which one is the culprit. Like I said, mine was the backup software.

I'm sure Igor will chime in on this as well.

Hope this helps.
Nov 4 2014 at 4:23am Copy Link
VLM Charles Hall - I believe Hawkeye has already responded as well as I ever could. It's a cardinal rule of data safety/protection that you don't rip out devices while files on them remain open. The problem is that some applications close without releasing their hold on certain files, or maintain a hold long after they should have released it. Microsoft Absurd often does the former, and Hawkeye's backup software instance exemplifies the latter. IN the case of Microsoft Absurd, you can just go in and remove the little file that begins with a tilde (~) if the file is no longer actually open. (Means that MS "forgot" to remove this little gem. I think it's a tilde.) In other cases, you may have to shut down the "offending" application. Either way, Zentimo is actually serving you well by, in effect, notifying you that you have some form of unfinished business WRT that device.

Does this help?
Nov 4 2014 at 7:38am Copy Link
Louis H As another long time user of this software, I will confirm that both Hawkeye and VLM are correct. Once I figured this out, I had no further problems with closing down drives.

Purchasing the lifetime license back in Feb of 2013 was one of the better choices I have made here at BDJ. I had been paying for yearly updates prior to that. I use between 5 to 12 different portable USB drives and Zentimo has been a tool I use every single day.
Nov 4 2014 at 11:57am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Tortuga:
>=>Can never disconnect my externals, even when I kill the processes it shows as the culprits, via Task Mngr.
Zentimo isn't a magic wand that resolves every problem. In case if an external drive is locked by some application Zentimo will help to stop it. But also there are other reasons of inability to stop devices, such as incorrectly installed or non-installed drivers for USB concentrator\motherboard, malfunctioning devices and etc. In this case Zentimo may not help, read more about it here: . In your case I think the culprit is in the malfunctioning hardware.

>=> Plus, can't even change the drive icon, *always* get the message:
It's because you were trying to load a malformed ICO file. In the following version which we are working now on the problem will be fixed. Contact us ( ) if you need help on this matter.

@Charles Hall:
>=>Do you offer a money-back guarantee?
Yes, we do offer a 30-day unconditional money back.

@Norma H, Hawkeye, Louis H:
Many thanks for your support!
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Nov 4 2014 at 12:15pm Copy Link
Alexandre Emeriau Then why not Zentimo could not identify the application blocking ? (the backup app discussed here as an example) and propose to destroy the lock or even to kill the app responsible process ? :)
Nov 4 2014 at 4:23pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Crystal Rich, Ltd has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 5 2014 at 12:11am Copy Link
Tortuga Wow! Thanks to ALL who responded :) Sorry to be so late, could only now reach a computer!

*** @Hawkeye: No bkup attached. Processes that impede removal generally are Everything, Listary (those I can kill), then full of System ones which I'm not knowledgeable enough to do anything abt. Can't tell you which ones, I'm not near a PC of mine. Will follow your advice abt PE, thanks!! Even though already hv several other process mngrs. Will see if that one gives me more insight or control.

*** @VLM: Maybe it came out wrong, but I still love Zentimo. NOTHING else in the mkt compares!
But as you can see by my previous posts in this thread, I had to install another program to deal w my HP TP tablets, as Zentimo can't deal w those. If we don't point out problems, the cie can't resolve them. Though, that one wasn't resolved either...
No, I wd never dare rip out any device when there are still processes holding it. That's why if even after killing several of the processes, in the end, I hv to shutdown the PC/Laptop
Can you explain what you mean by 'Microsoft Absurd'?? Is this your 'endearing' term for MS' absurdities in general, or smthg specific?

*** @Igor: Will read the article when I get home, thanks
1) I hv a dual boot via Orico, so same hardware for both. On XP x32 most times I'm able to disconnect, but on W7 Pro x64 it can never. Same problem on laptop W7 x64. The thing is, it used to work on ALL my systems!!
2) As soon as I click on "Change" on the window, it reports the error, so I never get the chance to even choose any img. This happens on all PCs, Laptop. Do you mean that, if even *one* of the images in the Image Fldr is malformed (do you mean corrupted?) the action can not be performed? I will remove all 'User Images' and restart from scratch, see if that resolves the problem. Thank you for the advice
*** Again, thanks to everybody for tips & advice. Much appreciated !!
Nov 5 2014 at 12:22am Copy Link
Hawkeye Alexandre and others,

Let's break down the backup software. It is running at the system level and will not let any program just close it down or give up it's control of the drive. This is the way Windows is designed. Another situation, you open a file, document.doc on your external drive with Word. You forget it's open and want to remove the drive. If Zentimo, automatically closed Word, or forced Word to release the file, losing all your changes, that would be considered a major bug or flaw. Igor would lose customers, I being one of them after years of use.

Tortuga, said he uses the Task Mgr to close down processes, in this case Word. With the Task Mgr, you don't actually see the files being used. Process Explorer will show you the files, and you would probably have a Homer reaction, DOH. We have all been there. Just like any other computer experience, you need to know how the program operates to use it to it's full ability. Without Zentimo, all you get is the the drive cannot be released at this time, or something equivalent.

Let's go back to the backup software one last time. I prefer full system images over backups running while Windows is running. I needed the software running, if I needed to open a backup file. To fix the issue, I removed it from auto running on startup and then wrote a couple of scripts, one to load the software, if I needed to access a backup file. The second, to release the program from memory when finished. Problem solved.

Tortuga, I just seen your latest email. Yes, Everything and Listery can attach to drives as well. That's their design. When trying to find the culprit, do one at time until you find the one causing the issue instead of shotgunning it. This approach will help you going forward.

Hope this helps everyone in the long run.
Nov 5 2014 at 12:46am Copy Link
VLM Alexandre Emeriau - IMO, yours is a very reasonable question/suggestion. In one private email exchange, the author did mention work in process on a new version. But I have no details to share; I do not know.
Nov 5 2014 at 1:42am Copy Link
garmon User Hi
Does Zentimo recognise external HDD that dont show in Windows Explorer.
I have a few drives that are recognised by device manager but Windows doesnt allocate a drive to. Its intermittant.
Nov 5 2014 at 1:42am Copy Link
webdancer This is a great piece of software! Been using it for years and recommending it to everyone. Upgraded from a free giveaway to the paid lifetime license on a previous BDJ promo. Take advantage of this deal as Zentimo is a "must-have".
Nov 5 2014 at 2:31am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Alexandre Emeriau:
>=> Then why not Zentimo could not identify the application blocking ?
We cannot say anything on the issue without knowing the details. If anyone have cases when an application locks the device and Zentimo\USB Safely Remove cannot identify it please feel free to report about. In our tests we never meet such cases.

>>Any upgrade planned by the way ? particularly to improve what i've just mentionned ?
Yes, we are working now on the new version. Some improvements in the device stopping mechanism are also on the roadmap.

>>As soon as I click on "Change" on the window, it reports the error, so I never get the chance to even choose any img
Please contact us on the issues you have mentioned and we will try to help:

@Garmon User:
>>Does Zentimo recognise external HDD that dont show in Windows Explorer.
You have a hardware or driver related issue. Either your motherboard is broken, or these drives or you have incorrectly installed drivers. This problem is out of Zentimo feature list.

Thanks for your nice words!
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Nov 5 2014 at 3:47am Copy Link
Neil Sorry, but I don't understand why this software is necessary. If you disable write behind caching (WBC) for removable drives, you can unplug without ejecting. I've been doing that for years without any problems.

In fact, most (perhaps all) of the time, write behind caching is disabled by default on removable drives.

Perhaps this software lets you leave WBC on for better performance? If so, how then does it deal with remove without eject?
Nov 5 2014 at 5:32am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Neil:
I've been flying a plane for decades but have never used a parachute. Why anyone need it? :) Seriously though please see an answer to your question on our web-site:
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Nov 5 2014 at 5:54am Copy Link
Neil @Igor...interesting analogy. But I already have a parachute...the Eject drive option. The problem is, I never put it on. So the question is: how would an extra parachute (your software) help if the user still doesn't put it on (use your eject option)
Nov 5 2014 at 6:51am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Neil: I haven't compared our software to a parachute, it would be a wrong analogy. So there's no sense for later discussion about parachutes but I will be happy to answer any specific questions.

Regarding your question "why anyone need safe removal" it's better to read the link above, it's a bit longy so I'm not posting it here.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Nov 5 2014 at 7:28am Copy Link
Alexandre Emeriau Thanks you VLM for the information about the author working on that, which also answer to the other question about software upgrade. Of course, i mentioned "propose to destroy the lock or even to kill the app responsible process ?" there is the "proposition" word in it to process on a given information, not an automatic killing.

In the meantime, i bought the Zentimo Personal License, Lifetime Upgrades, hoping this is a good bet.
Nov 5 2014 at 8:41am Copy Link
Gr3gw I don't have Zentimo but I have been using USB Safely Remove for many years and its one of my must-haves. I must confess I've never understood the difference between Zentimo and USB Safely Remove, clearly I don't have the devices or need for whatever is different. What I would say is is this, if I didn't have USB Safely Remove, I would DEFINITELY have Zentimo.

Is there a feature comparison chart for Zentomi and USB Safely Remove so I can learn what I'm missing, and possibly justify this x-grade?
Nov 5 2014 at 8:43am Copy Link
Nov 5 2014 at 8:45am Copy Link
Gr3gw Alexandre, that's perfect, thank you. Shows perfectly and succinctly the differences. I looked at the website but couldn't find it.
Nov 5 2014 at 10:36am Copy Link
Franz depp USB SAFELY REMOVE - I've got a 1 year license of Usb Safely remove and it's nice: what Zentimo has more ? may I wait april 2015 when this license ends ? (license one year means just free update, but I can go on to use it ... isn't it ?)
Nov 6 2014 at 1:40am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Franz Depp:
You can find the differences between Zentimo and USB Safely Remove here: . As for another part of your question, I'm not sure I understand it. Can you write us more detailed via our contact form: ?
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Nov 6 2014 at 3:01am Copy Link
Tim Parsons Very, very fond of Zentimo. Even it's (apparently trivial) ability to assign a variety of different icons and images to devices is useful (but I'd like an image for the new breed of tiny thumbdrives, please!) and the autorun-on-attach facility has literally saved me a ton of work. Highly recommended for anyone who uses and relies on USB drives.
Jul 1 2015 at 3:50am Copy Link
Lupke Brother can we have an 67% upgrade deal for USB safely Remove users? Instead of the 50% on your website. So 20$ with an existing lifetime USB SR license to Zentimo Lifetime.
Jul 1 2015 at 10:54am Copy Link
Gde Swart Several comments here speak highly of this utility and even though I have never had an issue unmounting a USB drive, my eSATA never hot-swaps like it's supposed too, so I figured I'd give Zentimo a try the next time it came on sale.
Zentimo is a nice, small program that works exactly as advertised. Silly me, why didn't I get this sooner? Thanks for the deal Crystal Rich and BDJ!
Jul 1 2015 at 3:13pm Copy Link
Gonzo The fine print indicates this is licensed per user.
How many computers can I install it on with one license?
Jul 1 2015 at 8:50pm Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko @Lupke Brother:
At this moment unfortunately no. This is a plain promo only for full licenses, not for upgrades.

You can install and use the program personally on each of your computers.

@Tim Parsons & Gde Swart:
Thanks for your words of appreciation!
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jul 2 2015 at 12:21am Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson I got my first License in 2011 and have never turned back!!! I NOW have a Personal Lifetime License and have been VERY Pleased with the functionality and ALSO with Igor's prompt responsiveness to any questions or situations I have encountered!
Thanks Again, Igor and BDJ !!!
Jul 2 2015 at 2:57am Copy Link
Tomasz Lisowski Yes, I would also benefit from an upgrade offer from my 1 year license to a lifetime license :)
Jul 2 2015 at 4:04am Copy Link
Kenneth Floyd What exactly is an 'unlimited site' license?
Jul 2 2015 at 4:27am Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson @Kenneth Floyd
an 'unlimited site' license allows all PCs at one location (usually a company) a Lifetime usage with ONE Year of Free updates!!
Jul 2 2015 at 10:15am Copy Link
Tortuga Hello :)
Just realized I MUST be daft !!! :(
Before upgrading, wanted to know the version n° I hv installed & if I had the old or new format RegKey.
But, for the life of me can NOT figure out how to call the 'About' window.
Went to the site, looked everywhere! It says "Go to the 'About' window to check ..."
Also right-clicked on the tray icon, clicked everywhere possible, can only access the 'Options' window, but there isn't an 'About' tab there.
Could *anybody* PLEASE help me out. It must be totally obvious ... sigh
TIA, Peace
N.B.: As I said before, this is an EXCELLENT prog., been using it since 2010, first thing I install. Anybody that uses any USB HDD or peripherals absolutely needs this.
Jul 2 2015 at 7:39pm Copy Link
Amit 67%OFF is only for 1year license, and other licenses, 2year, lifetime have very less discount than 67%, can this be reconsidered ? I was intrested in lifetime license.
Jul 2 2015 at 11:28pm Copy Link
Tortuga Follow-up: Yes, a little bit daft ...
There was a problem w my system, hadn't realized Explorer got corrupted, and all right-click access was borked. But after a reboot when right-clicking on the tray icon the proper dialogue box was accessible & I could then click the 'About' window.
So, nothing to do w Zentimo, my system is flaky !!!
Jul 3 2015 at 11:44pm Copy Link
Ennovy I use USB Safely Remove now.
Is there a comparison chart with Zentimo?
Jan 14 2016 at 1:19am Copy Link
toni User Hi Ennovy,look at here
Jan 14 2016 at 7:04am Copy Link
Craig S. Can you tell me when you expect a newer version to be released? Last update was two years ago, and included support for Windows 10 "developer tech preview".

Thank you.
Jan 14 2016 at 8:21am Copy Link
Rime There is a recent update. Go to the blog and scroll down until you see:
Update from Jan 6, 2015: Version 1.8.5 released
Jan 14 2016 at 8:38am Copy Link
Ennovy Thanks! @toni User
Jan 14 2016 at 8:49am Copy Link
Tomasz Lisowski @Rime: This update is from Jan 6, 2014 - this is a spelling error in the year number. This is also confirmed by the History.txt file in my installation of Zentimo.

So ... despite the promises ( to make the development more active, a year has passed without any changes ...

But ... I must give a due justice to the developer - this piece of software is very good :)
Jan 14 2016 at 11:33am Copy Link
Rime @ Tomasz Lisowski: Thanks for the correction.
Jan 14 2016 at 5:58pm Copy Link
James Elson Interestingly, it's cheaper to buy a new 1 yr license than it is to upgrade my licese which expired over 2 years ago (still using 1.7.1)
Jan 14 2016 at 10:11pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Crystal Rich, Ltd has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 15 2016 at 12:11am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko To Craig S., Tomasz Lisowski: The latest version was in Jan 6, 2015 (it's a typo in the History.txt). Now we are working on the newer version of Zentimo & USB Safely Remove, but unfortunately I cannot tell exact dates.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jan 15 2016 at 3:24am Copy Link
Ela S. Good programm, knew it from a former giveaway and bought it yesterday.

Most important feature for me is that all moveable devices (USB HDDs, Flash Cards, USB Sticks, Cameras) get their own unique letter (eg E: for a specific USB HDD drive) and are detected automatically across my entire network PC - Notebook - Tablet etc.

Zentimo needs to be installed on all these devices. Some questions:

1. Will this letter E: be stored on the device itself, so that Zentimo will auto-detect the drive letter, when moving to another device?

2. Can the Zentimo program settings be transfered to the other computers, so that the program setup needs to be done only once? How then to transfer the settings to the other computers?

Thanks for your kind information.
Jan 15 2016 at 9:41am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko Hello Ela!
1. No, the drive letters are not stored on the device because intercomputer management of drive letters can cause lots of issues.
2. Yes, Zentimo have an ability to export and import of the settings. See
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jan 15 2016 at 11:30am Copy Link
Robert Crombie I have a purchased copy
I have a lot of old PCs (and no new ones), so it is great that it can be installed on all of my PCs

I recommend it,
Jan 15 2016 at 6:43pm Copy Link
Lupke Brother How much does an upgrade cost for usb safely remove lifetime users to zentimo lifetime?
Jun 13 2018 at 12:23am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko Lupke Brother,
There's 50% discount on purchasing Zentimo for USB Safely Remove customers. But this discount applies only to regular prices, not suitable for the current promo.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jun 13 2018 at 12:30am Copy Link
Dunking Is USB Safely Remove still being developed? If not, what happens to the Zentimo lifetime users when your next better project gets released and Zentimo goes the way of Safely Remove? Presumable the lifetime license won't count for much and they may as well have just got a limited time one?
Jun 13 2018 at 3:29am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin Am I correct in assuming that after one year, I would not be able to upgrade but the application would still work and I would have no trouble reinstalling it if necessary?
Jun 13 2018 at 5:23am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko Dunking,
Yes, USB Safely Remove is still developed (for more than 10 years) and will be developed further. We simultaneously make releases for both of the programs, you can find history of releases in our blog:
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jun 13 2018 at 5:30am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko Kelly Hamblin,
You are correct. After a year of free upgrades you can use the latest version you receive during your upgrade period or you can purchase renewal at discounted price:
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jun 13 2018 at 5:31am Copy Link
MBe how long am I entitled to receive minor updates?
Updates >= 2.0
Jun 13 2018 at 7:29am Copy Link
Adam P I assume just for how every many years you pay for. Since the last update was a year ago, It makes you wonder which choice is the best option.
Jun 13 2018 at 8:13am Copy Link
MBe @Igor: I want an answer from you please, not an unqualified one Are Updates >= 2.0 and < 3.0 are included? Thanks for clarify
Jun 13 2018 at 9:46am Copy Link
David H (Seattle) @MBe - a clear and unqualified answer was already given above, to Kelly. You'll get updates all the way to v42.0 if that's the last one that came out before one year from your purchase, and you'd be able to use that version forever. Today it's at v2.0.6, if it only gets to v2.3.1 by 6/13/19, then you'll only get up to v2.3.1. This is a common form of license, at least here on BDJ, "one year free" describes it perfectly.

I've used v1 Zentimo on an older machine and love its simplicity and effectiveness, will buy this v2 for a new desktop I'm building.
Jun 13 2018 at 12:17pm Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko MBe,
No, the updates are tied to the upgrade period rather than to the version number. Sometimes in case we have missed crucial bugs in a version we fix them and allow all users who updated to the buggy version to update again even if their upgrade period is over.
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jun 13 2018 at 12:22pm Copy Link
Dunking @Igor Tkachenko: Thanks for that info, It is good to see a company looking after its long-term users.

Just out of interest, suppose one purchased a 1-year license today and, on reading your response to me, decided a lifetime one would have been more appropriate. Is there a possibility of upgrading for the difference in price or would it mean a new purchase?
Jun 13 2018 at 1:30pm Copy Link
John Gee As a happy Zentimo user for many years, I recently had a HDD crash my PC. I had to get a new PC.
I have operated now for 4 weeks without Z and I must say that the USB management in Win10 is fantastic.. YMMV.
Jun 14 2018 at 1:19am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko Dunking,
You can see the renewal prices here: . They are discounted from the full license prices (but not from the current promo prices).
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jun 14 2018 at 2:54am Copy Link
Igor Tkachenko John Gee,
As far as I know Win 10 doesn't add much in terms of USB management comparing to Win 7. For example there's no way to see what apps are locking USB device, see stopped but not removed devices, reactivate device back etc. Or am I overlooked something?
Crystal Rich, Ltd - Jun 14 2018 at 2:58am Copy Link
Emil Kucera Hello, I am a happy user of USB Safely Remove; is there a comparison somewhere to tell me why one may want to switch to Zentimo?
Jun 14 2018 at 10:51am Copy Link
Jun 14 2018 at 11:00am Copy Link
Emil Kucera @Adam P Thanks!
Jun 14 2018 at 11:09am Copy Link
John Gee @Igor Tk.. Thanks, I will add Zentimo to my new PC.
Jun 14 2018 at 12:23pm Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin Arghhhh. Had to be gone yesterday. Missed the deal. Hope I catch it another time.
Jun 15 2018 at 7:19am Copy Link

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