How do you save files to a flash drive?


Quick Answer

To save files to a flash drive, insert the flash drive into the USB port, open a file with a computer program, click on "Save As" and select the flash drive from the provided list. This process takes less than two minutes.

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  1. Select the file you want to save

    Launch a computer program, such as Microsoft Office Word, and open the document you want to save. Click on the Microsoft logo at the top-left corner of the screen to open the shortcut menu.

  2. Save the selected file

    On the shortcut menu, click on "Save As" to open the dialog window for saving files. Browse the list of locations located on the left hand side of the window. Click on the flash drive, and then click "Save." If the flash drive has not yet been renamed by the user, Windows labels it as “Removable Disk.”

  3. Remove the flash drive safely

    To remove the flash drive safely, go to the bottom right corner of the Windows taskbar, and click on the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon. Identify the flash drive from the provided list, and select it. Windows then displays a notification to inform users that it is now safe to remove the selected flash drive.

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