Class 6.07: Moving Files to a Flash Drive

Files and folders can be moved to a flash drive just like moving files and folders on your computer!

To move a file to a flash drive, use one of the following methods (you might recall them from Class 3: Windows!).

Note: In most cases, files and folders are copied when transferred to a flash drive. A copy remains on the computer. The exception is when files are cut (see below).

Drag and Drop

  1. Locate the file or folder to be moved and the flash drive.
  2. Open two File Explorer Windows. A single window may be used if the flash drive is easily accessible in the Navigation Pane.
  3. Click and, holding down the left mouse button, drag the file or folder from its current location to the flash drive. The text Copy to [Flash Drive Name] will appear.
  4. Release the left mouse button. The file or folder has been copied to the flash drive.

Cut, Copy, and Paste

  1. Select the file or folder to be moved.
  2. To copy a file (as with dragging and dropping above), select Copy after right-clicking or from the File Explorer ribbon or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + C
  3. To cut a file (removing it from the computer), select Cut after right-clicking or from the File Explorer ribbon or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + X
  4. Navigate to the flash drive and paste the file by selecting Paste after right-clicking or from the File Explorer ribbon or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + V.
Ejecting Flash Drive >>