How to Download an iTunes Playlist to USB Storage

By Lara Webster

USB storage devices provide extra memory space for computer files. Sometimes referred to as "thumb drives" because they are the approximate size and shape of a thumb, USB storage drives are frequently used to store music files. Transferring music from an iTunes folder to a USB storage device takes just a few minutes and is as easy as dragging the files from one location to another.

Step 1

Insert the USB drive in an USB port on the computer. Most USB ports are located on the back or side of a computer and are square shaped. Open the USB storage folder on your hard drive if it does not open automatically. Look for it in the "Devices with Removable Storage" section of the PC's "Computer" folder.

Step 2

Open iTunes. Click the name of the playlist in the "Playlists" section of the iTunes sidebar.

Step 3

Drag the name of the playlist into the USB storage folder.

Step 4

Check the USB storage folder and compare the song files in the folder with the playlist in iTunes. Do not disconnect the USB device until all of the songs on the playlist show up in the USB storage folder.