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How to copy pictures from the computer to a flash drive

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

Step 1

Insert the flash drive into your computer to copy pictures from the computer to a flash drive. 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.

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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 the pictures you want to copy pictures from the computer to a flash drive 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.”

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Step 5

Find the flash drive in the drive section of the window to copy pictures from the computer to a flash drive. 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.

Step 7

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 after you copy pictures from the computer to a flash drive.

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