How To Use A Flash Drive
If you aren't the most tech-savvy citizen, you might not know how to use a Flash Drive. A flash drive is a small portable USB drive that stores and transfers files to and from different computers. You can use a flash drive to store your pictures, writing, or any work you may want to store. Not all public computers allow the use of a flash drive but it is a good product to own if you save a lot of your pictures and work.
- Plug the flash drive into the USB port on your computer. The USB post is a port in the front or back of your computer. Once you have it plugged in, a window at the bottom tray of your computer will pop up and say, “found new hardware.” You will have to wait until it installs the new hardware before you can use it.
- Use the flash drive to save and store items such as pictures and your work such as any writing documents you may have. After it is installed, a window should pop up with options for you to choose from. You can view files or pictures, import files or pictures, and other options for you to choose from. If you are just now using a brand new flash drive, you will need to start storing your items to it. If you already have files stored on the flash drive, click on “open folder to view files” This will show what items are stored on your flash drive.
- Save items to your flash drive. If you have items to save to the flash drive, click on the file you want to save. Click on “save as” and save it to the flash drive from the drop down menu. The flash drive should be titled “removable disk” or “Unknown.” Once you have chosen a document to save, type the name you want to use in the file name section and select save.
- Remove your flash drive from your computer. To safely remove your flash drive, click on the “safely remove hardware” icon on the bottom tray of your computer. If it says “safely remove USB mass storage device“, then you can safely take it out of the USB port of your computer.