COPYING A FOLDER FROM DOCUMENTS TO A FLASH DRIVE
September 4., 2008
In the instructions below when it says click, it means left
click, unless it says to right click.
In some cases the Documents folder on the hard drive is called just Documents and in other cases it is called My Documents. Be aware.
USING THE “SENT TO” METHOD
Plug a flash drives into a USB port (You might have to have a USB hub attached to your computer to do this)
Click on the Start button at the lower left corner of your monitor screen
Click on My Computer (XP) or Computer (Vista)
Open Documents where the folder exists that you want to Sent To the receiving flash drive.
Identify the folder that you want to Send To and right click on it – you will get a menu.
Put your mouse arrow on Sent To – you will get another menu
Identify the flash drive you want to sent this folder to and click on it – you should see a picture of files being passed from one folder to another.
To see if everything when ok open the receive folder to see it the files got transferred to it
USING THE DRAGGING AND DROPPING METHOD
It is better if all other programs are closed before you start this process
You should have already plugged the flash drive into a USB port
DRAG AND DROPPING FROM DOCUMENTS TO A FLASH DRIVE
First open your My Documents (XP) or Documents (Vista)
screen, by clicking on the Start button in the lower left corner of your
screen. And then left click on the My Documents (XP) or Documents (Vista)
Minimize the screen
You will see the icons for the folders on the screen.
drag the screen to the left by putting your mouse on the Title bar and drag to the left
Click on the Start button in the lower left corner of your
screen, then open the flash drive by RIGHT clicking on it and then left
clicking on Open.
Minimize that screen also. drag the screen to the right by putting your mouse on the Title bar and drag to the right
Now go back to you’re My Documents (Documents if Vista) and locate the folder to be dragged to the flash drive..
Drag it to the flash drive and drop it.
TILE WINDOWS VERTICALLY (XP) OR SHOW WINDOWS SIDE BY SIDE
Some times it is desirable put the displays side by side for easier access. This process is accomplished by RIGHT CLICKING IN AN EMPTY SPACE ON THE TASK BAR, and then clicking on either Tile Windows Vertically (XP) or Show Windows Side by Side (Vista).
Since Flash drives have a limited capacity it is necessary once in awhile to look at how much is being used compared to how much is spare.
Click on the Start button – now open your My Computer Icon. On the screen RIGHT click on the flash drive icon that is the subject. On the next screen, click on Properties, now under the “General” tab, you should see a display showing how much is used and how much is spare.
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