How To Transfer Music to a Flash Drive

By Chris Brower

A flash drive is a portable storage device that can help move files from one location to another, such as from one computer to another. Flash drives are typically very small in size and can often fit in your pocket. This makes them easy to transport from one place to another. A flash drive can also be used to transport music, whether it's to share with a friend, transfer music from your home computer to your work computer or back up your music files. Once the music has been uploaded to your computer, you're ready to begin transferring music to a flash drive.

Things You'll Need

  • Flash drive

Step 1

Connect the flash drive to your computer using the USB hub located at the front or back side of your computer tower or to the side on your laptop.

Step 2

If on a PC, click the "Start" button in the bottom left-hand corner of your computer screen, and select "My Documents" then "My Music," or wherever the music is located on your machine. On a Mac, click "Finder" and go to the location of your music, which may be under "Music" in the Finder.

Step 3

Click the music file. If you'd like to transfer multiple songs at the same time, click the first song and hold down the "Ctrl" key and then click each song. If on a Mac, hold down the "Command" key and click on each song you wish to transfer. Once you've selected all the songs you'd like to put on your flash drive, you may let go of the "Ctrl" key or "Command" key. To copy all songs in a list, whether on a PC or Mac, click the first song, click "Shift" and then click on the last song in the list. When all songs are selected, click the "Edit" menu and select "Copy."

Step 4

On a PC, click the "Start" button and select "My Computer." Under "Devices with Removable Storage," you'll see the drive that belongs to the flash drive. This will typically say "Removable Disk." Click the drive that belongs to your flash drive. There might be multiple drives with that name, so you might have to click around until the find your flash drive. On a Mac, click "Finder" and locate your drive under the "Devices" tab.

Step 5

Click the "Edit" menu and select "Paste." The music you selected will now be transferred to your flash drive.