How to Use Your Flash Drive

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How to Use Your Flash Drive

Plug in your Flash Drive

  1. Find the USB port and plug your flash drive in.
  2. On the desktop, click "This PC." 
  3. Under "Devices and drives," identify your flash drive > Double-click it.
  4. A window will display with all of your files.

Save to the Flash Drive

  1. Navigate to your file > Open the file > Select "File" > "Save As"
    Right-Click the file in Windows Explorer > Select "Save As."
  2. Select the flash drive from the drop-down menu (sometimes titled “Removable Disk or “Unknown” on the "E" or "F" Drive).
  3. Provide a file name for your document > Click [Save].

Remove your USB Flash Drive

  1. Click the up arrow on the lower right taskbar.
  2. Click the USB icon that says “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media” when you hover over it > Click "Eject [Name of flash drive]."
  3. A message will display that says “Safe to Remove Hardware.” Remove your Flash Drive after you’ve seen this message.

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