How to Save Programs to a Flash Drive

By Angela M. Wheeland

Saving programs to your computer's hard drive is essential if you want to access the program in the future. When you want to access the program from another location, you must save the file to a portable device. A flash drive is a portable storage device that connects to other devices via USB. The purpose of a flash drive is similar to that of a CD-ROM or floppy disk; however, the flash drive is significantly smaller and holds much more data. To save space on your computer's hard drive or transfer a program to another device, save the program to your flash drive.

Step 1

Plug the USB flash drive in an available USB port on your computer.

Step 2

Close the "AutoPlay" box if it appears on your screen.

Step 3

Download the program to your computer's desktop, if applicable.

Step 4

Right-click the program and hover your mouse over "Send To."

Step 5

Click the drive letter of your flash drive. Depending on the size of the program, a progress bar might appear on your screen.