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emulate usb thumbdrive with laptop

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I'm looking for software that would present a folder on one computer to another computer as if it were a USB thumb drive. In my job I carry around alot of bootable USB thumb drives. What I'd like to be able to do is have a piece of software on my laptop that would allow me to:
1) choose any folder on my Windows laptop
2) connect my laptop to the other computer with a USB male A to male A cable
3) the second computer sees the selected folder on the Windows laptop as if it were a USB flash drive

Any suggestions welcome, if this can't be done strictly in software and there's hardware device that will accomplish the same thing. The main requirement is that the second computer should not need any software/driver installed and should see what is presented as a USB flash drive.

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By the time you have messed about, and please don't think I'm being derogatory, setting two computers up in the manner you describe you'd be better of with a pocket hard drive as shown rather than carry a shed load of USB sticks around with you.

Toshiba External 500GB 2.5" HDD
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