How to Install Games to Flash Drive

By Misty Rodriguez

Put your game files on a flash drive to clear up valuable space.
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USB flash drives are perfect for transporting files from one device to another. They're also useful for clearing up valuable space on your computer. If you're a hardcore gamer, your computer may be cluttered with game files. As long as you purchase a flash drive with enough memory, you can install some of the games that you don't play often onto that drive. When you're ready to use them, you can simply plug the drive into a USB slot and transfer the games back to the computer.

Step 1

Insert the flash drive into an open USB slot on your computer. Click on "Open folder to view files" in the Auto Play pop-up window.

Step 2

Navigate to the game files that you want to transfer to the flash drive. Click on one of the files and hold down the "Ctrl" button while you finish selecting the rest of the files.

Step 3

Click on one of the highlighted files and hold the mouse button down while you drag the selected game files to the flash drive folder.

Step 4

Allow the files to transfer completely before closing the flash drive folder. Click on the "Safely remove hardware" icon in the system tray on the bottom of the screen. Select the flash drive and wait until the system notifies you that it is safe to remove the flash drive before taking it out of the USB slot.