How to Put Pictures From the Computer to a Flash Drive

by Brendan O'Brien
usb flash drive image by Bosko Martinovic from

A flash drive is a storage device that, among other things, lets you move files from one computer to another. These small devices are particularly handy for moving photographs from place-to-place.

Step 1

Insert the flash drive into your computer. Slide the rectangular connection into an empty USB slot, often found in the back of your desktop computer tower or the side of a laptop.

Step 2

Create a folder on your desktop. Right-click on your desktop, scroll down and click "New > Folder." Name the folder.

Step 3

Drag and drop your photographs into the folder you created in Step 2.

Step 4

Click the "Start" button in the bottom left corner of your desktop. Scroll up and select "My Computer."

Step 5

Find the flash drive in the drive section of the window. It will likely be listed as a "Removable Drive" or "Removable Disk."

Step 6

Drag the photo folder from your desktop onto the flash drive icon.

Right-click the flash drive icon in the bottom right corner of your system tray. Then click "Safely Remove Hardware" and "Stop" before removing the flash drive from the computer.


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About the Author

Brendan O'Brien is a professional journalist in Milwaukee, Wis. He has worked for several news organizations, newspapers such as the "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" and trade magazines during his career of more than 15 years. He is currently a freelance writer who works for several publications.

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