How to Transfer a Video From the Internet to a Flash Drive

By Brooke Schoenman

Flash drives are common storage devices, ranging in capacity from small to very large. Flash drives provide mobile storage for documents, music and video files. They also make great backup storage devices. Files downloaded from the Internet, such as videos, can be transferred to a flash drive, but the process may vary depending on the website the video is transferred from.

Step 1

Insert the flash drive into the computer's USB port.

Step 2

Navigate to the online video you wish to transfer.

Step 3

Select the option to download the video if it's in downloadable format. Choose the drive letter for the flash drive, such as drive E:. Confirm the location folder and file name before choosing the "Save" button.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also download the videos to the computer's hard drive first before transferring them to the flash drive. Once the file is downloaded, right-click the file, then select the "Copy" option. Choose a location within the flash drive before clicking "Copy."
  • If the video file is on the computer's hard drive, you can also drag it onto the flash drive's folder. Open the flash drive in an Explorer window. Click on the video file and hold down the mouse button until you release the file within the flash drive.
  • Videos not in a downloadable format may require the use of screen capture software. YouTube videos can be downloaded using a Web tool, such as SaveTube or KeepVid, or a program such as YTD Video Downloader (see links in Resources).