How to Download Movies on SanDisk

by Phil Hoops
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SanDisk USB flash drives come in a variety of storage capacities, ranging from 2 to 32GB. These flash drives allow you to back up any file on your computer onto a portable device, which may come in handy if you are a frequent traveler and will be away from your desktop computer. High-capacity cards have the capability to store large files, such as full-length movies. Copying a movie file to a SanDisk flash drive enables you to have a secure backup of the movie and to watch the file on virtually any computer without the need for redownloading it.

Step 1

Insert your SanDisk flash drive into an available USB port on your computer. Wait for a Found New Hardware dialog box to appear near the lower-right corner of your computer screen to indicate that the flash drive has been recognized by the computer.

Step 2

Double-click on the "My Computer" shortcut on your computer's desktop. Click on the name of your SanDisk flash drive underneath the Devices With Removable Storage heading to access your flash drive's memory.

Step 3

Click on the "Start" icon at the lower-left corner of the screen and open the "My Videos" tab. Right-click on the name of the video that you wish to copy onto your SanDisk flash drive and select "Copy." Right-click within the screen showing your flash drive's memory and select "Paste" to place a copy of the movie onto the drive. This process may take up to several minutes to complete, depending on how large the movie file is.

Right-click on your SanDisk flash drive's icon in your system's task tray and click on the "Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device" button. Unplug the flash drive from your computer's USB port and store it in a safe place.

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About the Author

Phil Hoops, a student at the Rutgers Business School in Newark, N.J., has been a freelance journalist since 2008. Throughout his career his work has appeared in many online publications, including He is perhaps best known for his coverage of New Jersey sports on the lifestyle website, GlocallyNewark.

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