How to Copy a Program to a USB Flash Drive

by Wesley DeBoy

Copying a program to a USB flash drive is a convenient way to transport it to another computer for installation. Copying a program to a USB flash drive is as easy as copying any other type of file to a flash drive and can be done in a few steps on both Mac and PC.

On a Macintosh

1

Click on the "Finder" located in the toolbar.

2

Select your USB flash drive from the "Finder" window.

3

Click "File" and select "New Finder Window" to open another "Finder" window.

4

Browse through your computer files using this new "Finder" window and select the file for the program you want to copy to a USB drive.

5

Control-click the program file and select "Copy."

6

Control-click inside of the "Finder" window representing your USB flash drive and select "Paste."

On a PC

1

Click the "Start" button and open "My Computer."

2

Double-click on your USB flash drive inside of the "My Computer" window.

3

Click the "Start" button and select "My Computer" to open another "My Computer" window.

4

Browse through your computer files using this new "My Computer" window and select the file for the program you want to copy to a USB drive.

5

Right-click the program file and select "Copy."

6

Right-click inside of the "My Computer" window representing your USB flash drive and select "Paste."

About the Author

Wesley DeBoy has been a writer since 2004. He has a variety of arts and entertainment articles published on various websites. DeBoy specializes in writing about professional audio, music and computer technology. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in telecommunications production from Ball State University.

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