Question about Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer
Assuming the thumb drive is working and the computer's ports are working and has sufficient space, you use the drive like a floppy disc. Plug it in and wait until the computer recognizes it. Either edit the document in the appropriate program and then save it to the USB drive (for most File > Save As, choose location and name the file (if needed) and then click Save or OK).
Alternatively, use the File Explorer (in Windows) and navigate to the directory where the file is stored (Computer (My Computer) > Users/(user_id)/My Documents (or My Pictures or whatever folder) is the default for many applications these days). Left click on the file and drag to the USB drive on the left column (under Computer); it should default to asking if you.
You can also can right click to select move or copy. (Using two File Explorer windows (one for the hard drive's directory and one for the thumb drive) is also an option and will let you check the dates on the file(s) if you want that information and have File Explorer giving the details.)
When done, click on Safely Remove Hardware (in the taskbar) or right click and select Eject (in the File Explorer). When the computer signals that you can remove the drive, do so. (If you skip this step, you may remove the drive while data is being written and loose part of the document.)
I hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 07, 2010
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