answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer
Copy

The answer to this question lies within your OS (Operating System). If you have Windows XP, plug your flash drive directly into any available USB port on your PC (Personal Computer), then double-click "My Computer". There should be an extra drive letter listed to represent your flash drive. I believe the same goes for Windows ME & Macintosh. I do know however that Windows '98 requires driver software to make a flash drive recognize. It is recommended to first install the software, reboot, then plug in the flash drive upon bootup. Should this order not be followed, problems may occur when attempting to recognize, store or retrieve data.

Install the USB Flash Drive:

Plug the USB flash drive into a free USB port on your laptop (it is an approximately 1/2" slot, either on the side or back of the laptop).

Windows XP operating system should recognize it. It may ask you what you want to do with it. Select "Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer" and click OK.

Operating system should assign it a drive letter (see the title of the Windows Explorer window that opens).

Use the USB Flash Drive:

In Windows Explorer, click Folders button on the menu bar to show the installed drives on the left pane of the screen.

To copy a file from c:\ (hard drive) to flash drive:

Find the file you wish to copy on the c:\ drive.

Right-click it and select Copy.

Right-click the location on the new drive where you wish to paste the file, and select Paste.

(File should now appear in desired location.)

Uninstall the USB Flash Drive:

Close Windows Explorer and any applications (MS Word) that may be using the flash drive.

In the lower right corner of the screen is the System Tray. In it is an icon that when moused over reads "Safely Remove Hardware". Click this icon once to display list of devices installed.

Click the device you wish to remove (probably e:\ drive, will probably be described as a mass storage device).

Notification will appear in the lower right corner saying that it is safe to remove the drive.

(If you open Windows Explorer at this point, it should no longer show this drive in the drive list.)

How do you copy flash drive?

Insert the flash for recognition by the computer. Usually a window will open by itself showing contents of flash. If space permits, open another file and copy what you will by "Drag and drop" or right click "send to" and highlight the flash. Most blink to show files being copied. If it is full, can transfer by "Drag and drop" to the computer of highlight what you want to delete and hit "delete". Sometimes must also erase from recycle file to get rid of items.

More Information:

Your best bet is going to be following the instructions that come with your flash drive. If you haven't bought one yet and are just curious do a Google.com search for "flash drive" and look through the results for a computer or tech site where you can read about them.

How To Use a USB Flash Drive

First, if you don't already have one, buy a USB flash Drive.

Second, put the flash drive into the USB slot. Choose what picture, music, e.t.c that you want to transfer to another computer. Then you notice that the USB icon appeared on your desktop, you drag your picture, music, e.t.c to that icon. Now you have uploaded your picture, music, e.t.c to your Flash Drive.

Third, on your keyboard in the top right corner you notice the eject button. Click it and then take out your Flash Drive.

Fourth, put the Flash Drive into the other computer, and you notice -once again-the USB icon on your desktop. Now double click the icon and CONGRATS! You now have your picture, music, e.t.c. And you can download it to your hard drive by dragging it to a Folder of your choice. NOTE: DO NOT take out your Flash Drive without pressing the eject button.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2014-05-20 23:13:50
This answer is:
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +5 pts
Q: How do you use a USB flash drive?
Write your answer...
Submit

Related Questions

Can you use a usb 2.0 flash drive on a 1.1 usb connection?

Yes.


What is a different name for a flash drive?

One common name for a flash drive is a thumb drive.Other names for a flash drive are:Chave USBClip driveCruzerData stickDisk on keyFireWireFlash keyFlash memory driveFlashdiskFlashdriveHandy driveJump DriveJunk DriveKey driveKeychain driveMemory keyPen and thumb drivePen drivePen usbPiripichoPocket driveSanDisk CruzerSanDisk Cruzer MicroShot BrotSot BrotStick driveSuicide DriveThumb DriveUSB Flash DriveUSB KeyUSB KeydriveUSB Pen DriveUSB StickUSB data stickUSB diskUSB flash diskUSB flash drivesUSB flash memoryUSB flash memory driveUSB fobUSB key driveUSB key playerUSB keysUSB memoryUSB memory keyUSB memory stickUSB pen driveUSB stickUSB thumb driveVault drivesZipstickŜot Brot


What is the difference between a USB Flash Drive and a Flash Drive?

The difference is the USB part. Some Flash Drives are USB, some are PS2 Port capable, the word Flash Drive is a rounded name for any Drive capable of information being put on it. The USB Flash Drive simply states that this is a flash drive that connects with a USB connector.


What are the similarities between USB flash drive and RAM?

They are both flash drives. If you have a fast USB port (2.0+) then you can use a USB as RAM.


When was first usb flash drive?

Trek Invented the first USB flash drive.


Who is the creator is the USB flash drive?

the creator of the usb flash drive is Dov Moran


How can you secure your usb flash drive?

You need to make use of 3rd party software to secure your USB flash drive. TrueCrypt and Kakasoft USB Security are both good choices.


Can you use flash drives as recovery disks?

Not all computers support booting from a USB Flash drive, and you cannot install Windows from a USB flash drive without extensive effort.


Why USB is called flash drive?

USB is not a flash drive. A flash drive is so called because it uses flash memory that retains data with no power.


How do you use a USB Flash drive in Linux?

You simply plug it in to your USB port and it will detect automatically.


Does the computer have to be on to use a flash drive?

I don't think you can with USB; with a FireWire flash drive you can use another computer's target disk mode.


What is usb flash memory typically known as?

a flash drive or pen drive, or possibly a USB key


What is flashing of USB?

I am assuming you mean the LED which flickers on your USB flash drive. Indicates the device is "in use". Typically when reading from or writing to the USB drive.


Is it possible to encrypt a hard drive and use a USB flash drive to unlock it?

Yes.


What is another name for USB flash drive?

USB Thumb Drive


Whats the statement about a USB flash memory drive?

A USB flash memory drive is a removable hardware device


Can you use your USB cord to your Ps3 controller and use it as a flash drive?

Yes. 16gb.


How does a flash drive retain memory?

USB flash drive,Hard disk drive


How To Use a USB Flash Drive?

How To Use a USB Flash Drive First, if you don't already have one, buy a USB flash Drive. Second, put the flash drive into the USB slot. Choose what picture, music, e.t.c that you want to transfer to another computer. Then you notice that the USB icon appeared on your desktop, you drag your picture, music, e.t.c to that icon. Now you have uploaded your picture, music, e.t.c to your Flash Drive. Third, on your keyboard in the top right corner you notice the eject button. Click it and then take out your Flash Drive. Fourth, put the Flash Drive into the other computer, and you notice -once again-the USB icon on your desktop. Now double click the icon and CONGRATS! You now have your picture, music, e.t.c. And you can download it to your hard drive by dragging it to a Folder of your choice. NOTE: DO NOT take out your Flash Drive without pressing the eject button.


What do you call a Flash storage device that plugs into a USB port?

A USB flash drive.


What is a flash memory stick?

A USB flash drive, also variously known as a USB drive, USB stick, thumb drive, pen drive, flash-disk, or USB memory, [a] is a data storage device that includes flash memory with an integrated USB interface. USB flashdrives are typically removable and rewritable, and physically much smaller than an optical disc.


How do you transfer photos to a USB Flash drive?

The same way you transfer any other file to a USB Flash drive.


How you put Data on USB flash drive?

put data on flash drive


How do you save to a usb flash drive?

how do u save downloado a flash drive


What is the difference between a flash drive and a USB flash drive?

They both mean the same. Actually a flash drive also called as a pen drive is an USB device ( Universal serial bus). This is called so because, the flash drives are attached with the computer at the USB port.