How to Use a Flash Drive or Memory Stick

Moving files from one computer to another has never been easier with a flash drive, also known as a memory stick.

You will need

  • Computer
  • Flash drive
  • Files to transfer

Step 1 Plug in the flash drive Plug the flash drive into the computer in one of the USB ports on the side or on the back of your computer.

Step 2 Open My Computer Open My Computer on a Windows machine to find the flash drive. It may be called drive D, E, or F depending on how many other drives are on your computer.

Step 3 Find the icon Find the icon on a Mac computer that is on your desktop and says Flash Drive or Travel Drive.

Step 4 Find your files Find the files on your computer that you want to save onto the flash drive.

Step 5 Drag the files Drag the files you want in the flash drive either to the flash drive on My Computer or to the desktop icon on a Mac. A light will flash on the flash drive indicating it is copying the files.

Step 6 Eject the drive Eject the drive properly by either right-clicking on it and selecting Eject on a Windows computer or dragging the flash drive icon into the trash on a Mac.

Step 7 Take the drive Take the flash drive with you so you can access your files on any computer you come across during the course of your day.