How to Transfer Music From One Computer to Another Computer

By Chappy Sinclair

The easiest way to transfer music from one computer to another is by using a flash drive or burning the music to a blank CD to create a data disc. A flash drive is a small, USB based hard drive that can hold any type of file. Flash drives and blank discs are only limited by the amount of space they have. Using your computer's file management system (Windows Explorer), you can manage the content transferred to the flash drive or create a data disc.

Things You'll Need

  • Flash drive
  • Optical disc drive (e.g., DVD RW disc drive)
  • Blank CD

Flash Drive

Step 1

Connect the flash drive to any available USB port on the computer that has the music that you want to transfer.

Step 2

Click the "Start" icon in the Windows task bar. Click "My Computer." Double-click "Removable Disk [F]". This will open the root storage of the flash drive. This is where all of the content on the flash drive is stored.

Step 3

Drag and drop the music that you want to transfer into the root storage window. Wait until the transfer has completed.

Step 4

Remove the flash drive. Connect the flash drive to any available USB port on the computer that you want to transfer the music to.

Step 5

Click the "Start" icon in the Windows task bar. Click "My Computer." Double-click "Removable Disk [F]". This will open the root storage of the flash drive. This is where all of the content on the flash drive is stored.

Step 6

Right-click the music files. Click "Copy." Right click anywhere on the computer and click "Paste" to copy the music from the flash drive to the computer. Continue to do this until you have all of the music transferred.

Data Disc

Step 1

Insert a blank CD into the optical drive of the computer that has the music you want to transfer.

Step 2

Click the "Start" icon in the Windows task bar. Click "My Computer."

Step 3

Double-click the name of your optical drive (e.g. DVD RW Drive). A blank window will open.

Step 4

Drag and drop the music that you want to transfer into the blank window. Click "Write these files to CD." Create a name for the CD. The files will be burned to the CD. After the process is complete, the CD will eject automatically.

Step 5

Insert the newly created CD into the the computer that you want to transfer the music to. Click the "Start" icon in the Windows task bar. Click "My Computer." Double click the name of the CD. Drag and drop the files from the CD onto the computer. They will be copied automatically.