How to Put Documents on a Flash Drive

By Kefa Olang

Putting your documents on a flash drive ensures that your documents are backed up in the event your computer crashes. While flash drives vary in memory size, their small and compact frame can support a large catalog of documents. Saving documents to a flash drive also allows you the convenience of transferring them from one computer to another. Whether you are using a PC or Mac, adding documents to your flash drive is a quick and simple process.

Step 1

Plug your flash drive into an open USB port on your computer.

Step 2

Double-click "Computer" on the desktop, locate your flash drive's icon in the "Drives" section, and then double-click it to launch the drive window. If you are using a Mac, locate your flash drive's icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the drive window.

Step 3

Drag your saved documents from your computer to the flash drive's window. Close the window when you finish.

Step 4

Click the "Safely remove hardware" icon on the taskbar and click your flash drive's icon in the hardware window that launches. Click "Stop," and then unplug your flash drive from your computer. If you are using a Mac, drag your flash drive's icon from the desktop to the trash bin on the dock, and then unplug it from your computer.