How to Add Space to Your Flash Drive

Flash drives are a great way to carry important documents and multimedia on the go. With today's technology, you can carry your entire music library, or all of your PowerPoint presentations on one flash drive smaller than your index finger. Sometimes, however, their memory capacity can be quite small. If your drive is exceptionally slow, and it is full of junk, it may be time to remove some of those items to add space to your flash drive.

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Plug your flash drive into the USB port located on your computer. Once the drive is noticed by the computer, click on it to pop up the drive.

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Add space to your flash drive by first removing the documents and multimedia located on the drive. This can be done by pressing the object you wish to delete, right-clicking your mouse, and selecting the "delete"option.

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If there are no items you wish to delete, you can also add space by compressing your files. This can be done by highlighting the items you wish to group together, right-clicking on your mouse, and selecting the "zip"option. This "zips" the objects together, and makes lots of items fit into a smaller space.