How Can I Put a Movie File Onto a USB Memory Stick?

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How Can I Put a Movie File Onto a USB Memory Stick?
USB memory sticks work well as a reuseable medium for movie files. (Jeffrey Hamilton/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

USB memory sticks conveniently allow you to move your movie files from one computer to another. If you have specialised player, such as a DivX player with a USB port, you can play the movie directly from your USB memory stick and save yourself the trouble and expense of burning a disk. As long as you have enough room on your USB memory stick, you can copy the movie file through Windows Explorer.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Insert your USB memory stick into an available USB port on your computer. Wait a few seconds for Windows 7 to automatically recognise the USB memory stick.

  2. 2

    Click "Open folder to view files" to view the memory stick contents with Windows Explorer.

  3. 3

    Navigate to the movie file's location within Windows Explorer.

  4. 4

    Drag and drop the movie file onto the USB memory stick's drive letter on the left-hand pane. By default, this copies the movie. To move it, which essentially copies it and deletes the original, right-click and drag the file onto the memory stick. Release the right mouse button and choose "Move."

  5. 5

    Wait until the file is completely copied before removing the USB memory stick.

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