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

Updated March 23, 2017

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.

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.

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

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

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."

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

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