How to Load Music on a USB Memory Stick

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How to Load Music on a USB Memory Stick
A USB memory stick. (flash drive. image by Yuri Bizgaimer from Fotolia.com)

A USB memory stick is a portable storage device that plugs into your computer's USB port. It is also referred to as a thumb drive or flash drive. USB drives are often used to transfer data between computers or to back up data. You can store many types of files on a USB memory stick, including music files. After you load music onto the flash drive, you can play it on any computer equipped with a USB port and media-playing software.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Insert the USB memory stick in the computer's USB port. A new drive will appear in the "My Computer" folder for Windows users. The drive will appear on the desktop for Mac OSX and Linux users.

  2. 2

    Double-click on the new drive to open a folder that represents the USB memory stick.

  3. 3

    Open the folder or directory that contains the music you want to load onto the memory stick.

  4. 4

    Hold the "Ctrl" (Windows and Linux) or "APPLE" (Mac) key and click on each of the music files you want to load.

  5. 5

    Press the "Ctrl" key and the "C" key simultaneously to copy the files. For Mac users, press the "Command" and "C" keys simultaneously.

  6. 6

    Place your cursor anywhere in the USB memory stick folder.

  7. 7

    Hold the "Ctrl" key and the "P" key simultaneously to paste the files. For Mac users, press the "Command" and "C" keys simultaneously.

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