How to Move Email to a Flash Drive

Moving email to a flash drive is a convenient way to archive important email messages. Since flash drives are very portable, they are also convenient for transporting emails to a computer that might not have Internet access. Moving email to a flash drive is a task that you can accomplish in a matter of minutes.

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Copy email to a flash drive plugged into your computer.

PC

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Save your email to your computer. Completing this task will vary depending on the email program you use. The simplest way to complete this task is to copy the text from the email. Paste it into a text editing program (such as Notepad) and save this document on your computer.

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Plug your flash drive into your computer.

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Click the “Start” button and open “Computer."

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Double-click the icon inside of “Computer” that represents your flash drive.

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Open another “Computer” window by clicking “Start” and selecting “Computer.”

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Navigate to find the email document that you saved to your computer.

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Drag this email document and drop it into the “Computer” window representing your flash drive. After doing so, the email will be copied onto your flash drive.

Mac

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Save your email to your computer. Completing this task will vary depending on the program you use. The simplest way to complete this task is to copy the text from the email. Paste it into a text editing program (such as TextEdit) and save this document on your computer.

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Plug your flash drive into your computer.

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Click on the “Finder.”

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Double-click the icon inside of “Finder” that represents your flash drive.

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Open another “Finder” window by clicking “File” and “New Finder Window.”

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Navigate to find the email document that you saved to your computer.

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Drag this email document and drop it into the “Finder” window representing your flash drive. After doing so, the email will be copied onto your flash drive.