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Any of your digital devices that carry a removable storage, like a flash disk, SD card etc.. can get lost.
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They are getting smaller and smaller. And the chances of losing one is probably inversely proportional!
I lost a couple of SD Cards (each 1GB in capacity) in 2007!
!A simple solution
It would be a good idea to make it read-only. So you will not remove the file by mistake.
You should know that
It is necessary to put the .txt extension for some legacy operating systems to understand that this is a text file!
Yes, your camera or flash could get stolen and you might not get your data ever again. But still there is a chance that it get s lost and this will help the person to find you. Duh!
Your privacy/security is lost when you lose your flash disk. Use encryption for your important data if you are worried.
You can leave exactly the information you think is sufficient for the other person to be able to contact you, without leaving to much information. You can also leave a vcard if you like.
Create a text file. Not a Word document or Powerpoint presentation. Not everyone has these products and they will create large files.
Don't make the file hidden. And leave it in the root directory of the media.