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How to add files to you external memory device in Windows
Below are the steps on how to add files to your external memory device like an USB Thumb drive or SD Card.
The first thing you have to do is make sure that your computer is detecting the device properly and it a drive letter is being assigned to the device in My Computer. Note if you have a lot of devices that you connect to your computer it is common that you have to go and change the drive letter of the drive so that it shows up properly in My Computer. The links below will show you how to do this.
How to change your drive letter in Windows Vista and Windows 7
How to change your drive letter in Windows XP
After you get the removable drive showing in My Computer then you can double click on the removable drive icon to open it.
Next you will want to open up the location of where your other files are located. So for example if you are wanting to access your music files and you have them saved in you’re my Music folder then open your Start menu and click on My Music. This will open another window with you’re my Music in it.
Now at this point you can copy the files 2 ways ether my right clicking on the file(s) in question and selecting copy. Then on the window for the removable drive right click and select paste. The other way is to click hold on the file(s) in question and drag then over to the removable drive. This is what is call drag and drop. Either way will work.
Note if you want to transfer files to your computer from the removable device you would do these steps in reverse.
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