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Copying Files from a Computer to a USB Flash Drive Memory or Vice Versa

Updated on December 18, 2015
How to Move Files from USB flash drive to PC
How to Move Files from USB flash drive to PC | Source

It is good to know that technology provides a lot of things for the convenience of humanity. Our article, Copying Files from a Computer to a USB Flash Drive Memory or Vice Versa is the best for you.

One of the most important technology invented by man is the USB flash drive memory.

USB flash drive was typically replaced the former floppy disk or diskette used 15 years back for saving and moving files from or to your PC.

Flash drive is also known as flash memory so the USB flash drive is a kind of storage for data use with a USB that serves as the interface for your PC.

USB flash drive is just like a floppy disk where files could be remove, rewrite and write but USB flash drive is smaller that floppy disk.

Steps in Moving or Copying files from Computer to USB Flash Drive:

1. Be sure that the OS of your PC is working and the antivirus program is turned on. Many viruses from a flash drive could easily get into your PC and may harm your PC eventually.

2. Insert your USB flash drive to any USB slot in your PC either at the back or at the front panel. Slowly do it and be sure to fit it properly. There is a fitting for that and you just need to look carefully so as not to break your USB flash drive memory.

3. USB interface always fits to USB slots so do not force the USB flash drive if you feel not inserted fully in the USB slots.

My USB flash drive at home. I use this every time. This is a three year old flash memory. Imation brand with 1 Gig capacity. It is just enough for my school files.
My USB flash drive at home. I use this every time. This is a three year old flash memory. Imation brand with 1 Gig capacity. It is just enough for my school files. | Source
This time, I am moving few files from school to my PC at home. I am very comfortable with my small capacity USB flash drive and I don't mind buying high capacity for loading speed reason.
This time, I am moving few files from school to my PC at home. I am very comfortable with my small capacity USB flash drive and I don't mind buying high capacity for loading speed reason. | Source

4. If the USB are now fitted properly, a LED light flickers (for USB with LED light) which means it is working and the PC is scanning your newly inserted USB flash drive.

5. After your PC scan, your USB flash drive driver or the program that enables the USB flash drive and the PC to communicate is automatically installed. Wait for few seconds.

6. At the lower right corner of your screen, a small window should pop up saying, Driver Installed Successfully.

7. A small window at the middle of the screen should pop up but this time, do not click anything.

8. Go to My Computer window where you can see the USB flash drive icon, right click and scan for viruses. USB flash drive memory is one of the most devices with harmful viruses because it is mostly used to save files from PC to PC.

9. After the virus scan, it is now safe to open the USB flash drive just right at the My Computer window. Double click the USB flash drive icon to open.

10. On a separate window, try to browse and find your files to be copied to your USB flash drive.

11. Right click on the file that you want to copy and then a new window will pop up. Look for the word Copy and click it.

12. Go back to the window of your USB flash drive and then right click to any space of the window to see the small box and look for the word Paste, click it. There it goes; the file is now moved to your USB flash drive.

13. Remove your USB flash drive safely by clicking the small USB icon at the lower right corner. A very small window will pop up and click Eject (your USB device name).

14. Another words should pop up saying, "Safe to Remove Hardware" and at this time, you can remove the USB flash drive by pulling it against the USB port of the CPU.

How do you copy files?

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Important Tips:

- Windows OS is used in our steps above and just be sure to read the notice popping up around to make sure everything is fine.

- Most Windows OS has similar procedure in inserting USB flash drive for transferring files

- USB version 1, version 2 and version 3 have similar procedure of copying files. (Versions refers to the speed of file transfer) The higher the version the faster the speed of copying or moving files from your USB to your PC or from PC to your USB.

- USB flash drives come in different storage capacity from the original storage capacity of 8 megabytes to 64 gigabytes sold these days. (256 is the largest storage capacity sold commercially)

- The storage capacity of the USB flash drive does not matter in our procedure in copying files.

© 2013 Mark Johann

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      Mark Johann 2 years ago from Italy

      Hi Pegcole17,

      Yes, you're right. Technology is fast-pacing these days. Thanks for the comment. :)

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      Peg Cole 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      I remember when these devices first came out and the size of data storage was much smaller. The latest ones really make the file transfer process easy.

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      Mark Johann 4 years ago from Italy

      Welcome my friend. I read some of your hubs. I learn a lot of things.

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      David Angulo 4 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for following up my concern . :)

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      Mark Johann 4 years ago from Italy

      Yes, you're right. Did you click it right?

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      David Angulo 4 years ago from Philippines

      32 GB is equal to 34359738368 bytes , so why is it wrong ?