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Re: How do I Transfer Data from computer to Flash drive
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If you only need to move a few files use a flash drive to copy the the files from the desktop, then copy off the flash drive to the laptop. If you have a lot of files buy a data transfer kit, (which will include software and a cable to allow the transfer of large amounts of data).
To transfer files from an old computer you can use USB or flash drives, copy the files from your Old Computer to Flash drive, after copying---attach the flash drive to your new computer then copy the files and save it. This is the easiest way to transfer files.
Other way of transferring;
-You can also transfer files by Burning your files into a CD/DVD and copy it to your new computer. -Get your hard disk from the old computer and attached it to your new computer -Or connect/network your two computers.
I recommend USB or Flash drives, the simplest and easy way.
You would access it from My Computer like your normal harddrive. Note if the removable drive is showing up in My Computer then this is a sign that another device is already been assigned to the drive your USB drive wants by default. The links below will help you assign a drive letter to the USB drive.
The problem may have been caused by the transfer itself. It could be that there may be an issue with the flash drive you are using. Try using another flash drive. Also be sure to wait for the copy to be fully successful before removing the flash drive.
1.) 4GB flash drive
2.) External USB drive (320GB or more)
3.) Burn CD or DVD on the desktop and copy to the laptop
4.) Connect them in a local or ad hoc network (not too easy)
I'm sure other expers will have more ideas...
Anyway, at the desktop, run the "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard" to gather your desktop info, such as favorites, desktop icons, My Documents, etc:
[Files and Transfer Wizard] [Next]
At the desktop, answwer [Old Computer] [Next]
Cintinue to answer the questions
If you have a lot of music or loots of pictures, then just transfer the "Settings Only".
After a successful transfer of the settings, run the wizard again and transfer your "Data Only"
JUST PUT IT IN PC/LAP TOP THEN FIND DOC OR DATA YOU WANT TO COPY ACROSS THEN RIGHT CLICK MOUSE ON THE FILE SENT SELECT SEND TO THEN THE FLASH DRIVE WILL SHOW THE CLICK ON IT , THEN THE FILE GETS COPIED ACROSS ITS EASY REALLY
You need to format your drives. Even though you delete files on them a small amount of data remains each time. After so long the data builds up and clogs the drive.
Insert a USB with a problem
Go applications, Disk utility
open disk utility, then you should see the USB disk in the utility screen. click on then click format. It will kill all data on the USB and make it usable again.
The transfer cable is usually used when you buy a new computer and you just need to transfer a bunch of data from one computer to the next. It comes with simple software to easily transfer your data.
The USB Flash Drive is used when you only have a small amount of data to transfer. A lot of people use it as extra storage if they need to constantly use data from multiple computers or if they always want to have a particualr file handy.
An external Hard Drive is most commonly used for backing up data or when you need to transfer a lot of data but you won't be able to have both of them right next to each other.
And finally, if you don't want to deal with the hassle of any of these solutions, you can take it to a tech center like Best Buy's Geek Squad who can transfer the data for you.
USB (Universal Serial Bus) flash drives are high-speed, high-capacity memory devices designed for long-term data storage and easy transport among PCs. The host PC treats the device just like a drive, so you can transfer files of all types to and from the device. Because the device emulates a drive, it supports any type of file, including audio files (such as MP3s) and graphics files (such as JPEGs [Joint Photographic Experts Group] and BMPs [bit map]). In addition, USB flash drives can easily support applications, CAD (computer-aided design) drawings, and a wealth of personal information you'd rather not leave on any particular PC. Even so, most USB flash drives are smaller than a pack of gum and can easily fit onto a key ring.
Years ago, users often referred to the practice of using floppies to transport files among PCs as sneakernet. Because USB flash drive manufacturers designed these devices for transport among PCs, their increasing popularity has given rise to a "new sneakernet."