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I just bought a UBS flash drive there where no instructions in the pacaging. I guess they assume everyone is savvy and knows how to use one. I don't! please I just want some easy to follow instructions. I need to get information from my lap top to my main computer so I can print it out. Thank you so much for your kindness in this matter. Diane

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UNless you are using Windows 98 or Windows 95, a USB key will be detected as a hrad drive when connected to the system. You simply copy the files using MY Computer or Windows Explorer to the USB drive. When finished, the files are on the drive, and you can take them to another system.

You can also open the file, then use the SAVE AS function to select a different location (The USB drive) and copy the file that way.

If you are using windows 98, you'll need a software driver for Windows 98 to recognize a USB drive. The drivers are made by the USB drive manufacturer

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