Copy Your Files

This page tells you how to copy files from a source (the file or data to be moved) to the target (final destination of the file or data).

For more information on using a CD, see Burn Files to CD.

Copy Files via "Drag and Drop"

  1. Insert the target flash drive or CD (see USB Drive Letter Assigner for assistance).
  2. Go to "Start" > "My Computer."
  3. Double-click the USB drive, CD drive, or netwok drive that contains the source file. The contents of the drive should now be visible.  
  4. Open a second "My Computer" window and open the target folder. (You should now have two folders windows open: the window with the source file and the window with the target folder.)
  5. Select the files you wish to copy from the source drive and folder > "Drag them over to the target drive and folder > "Drop" them into the folder.

Copying Files via "Copy and Paste"

  1. Insert the target flash drive or CD (see USB Drive Letter Assigner for assistance).
  2. Go to "Start" > "My Computer."
  3. Double-click the USB drive, CD drive, or netwok drive that contains the source file. The contents of the drive should now be visible.
  4. Select the files you wish to copy.
  5. Right-click on the files > Select "Copy." (Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+C.)
  6. Navigate to the target folder. In the menu, select "Edit" > "Paste." (Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+V.) 

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