How to Put Pictures From the Computer to a Flash Drive

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How to Put Pictures From the Computer to a Flash Drive
Flash drives generally cost between £6 and $75, depending on the quality and the amount of data the device holds. (usb flash drive image by Bosko Martinovic from

A flash drive is a storage device that, among other things, lets you move files from one computer to another. These small devices are particularly handy for moving photographs from place-to-place.

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  1. 1

    Insert the flash drive into your computer. Slide the rectangular connection into an empty USB slot, often found in the back of your desktop computer tower or the side of a laptop.

  2. 2

    Create a folder on your desktop. Right-click on your desktop, scroll down and click "New > Folder." Name the folder.

  3. 3

    Drag and drop your photographs into the folder you created in Step 2.

  4. 4

    Click the "Start" button in the bottom left corner of your desktop. Scroll up and select "My Computer."

  5. 5

    Find the flash drive in the drive section of the window. It will likely be listed as a "Removable Drive" or "Removable Disk."

  6. 6

    Drag the photo folder from your desktop onto the flash drive icon.

  7. 7

    Right-click the flash drive icon in the bottom right corner of your system tray. Then click "Safely Remove Hardware" and "Stop" before removing the flash drive from the computer.

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