Have you just bought a new USB stick? Here's a quick guide on how to use it.
Step 1. Insert the USB flash drive into your computer
Many flash drives use the USB standard; most modern computers have at least two of these connectors.
Step 2. Give your computer the ability to install drivers, if necessary
Typically, the operating system does this on its own. The installed drivers will allow you to use the USB flash drive.
Step 3. Open the disc menu
In Windows, this is a shortcut to "My Computer".
Step 4. Double-click on the name of the flash drive to open the disk
Step 5. Open the folder with the files you want to copy to the USB flash drive
Step 6. Select the required files
Use shift or ctrl to select files if you need to add them randomly.
- If you need to leave copies of the files, right-click to bring up the menu, select "Copy"; or press Ctrl + C.
- If you do not need to leave these files on your computer, select "Cut" from the menu; or press Ctrl + X.
Step 7. Open a window with a USB flash drive, press Ctrl + V
The files will be copied or moved, depending on the selection.
- Flash drives are also called: USB flash drive, flash drive, and so on.
- Keep an eye on the free space on the flash drive. Flash drives are portable and versatile, but not very spacious yet.
- If some problems arise due to lack of experience or non-standard computer settings, try to search for a solution to the issue on the Internet.
- Some flash drives try to install additional software. It is not necessary for the flash drive to work, so install as desired.
- Delete unnecessary files from the flash drive. If there were any preinstalled files on the flash drive, leave them, they may be needed for work.
- Handle the flash drive with care, especially if the USB connector of your flash drive does not retract into the case.
- Do not store especially important personal data on the USB flash drive if you are going to carry the USB flash drive with you to school or work. If lost, attackers can gain access to your information.