How to Transfer Pictures to a Memory Stick

By Carl Carabelli

One of the benefits of digital photography is the ability to transfer photographs from your camera to your computer. What many people may not realize is that the process can be reversed. If you need to transfer your pictures back to the memory stick, be it for printing at a print shop or just to save space on your computer, the process is quite simple.

Things You'll Need

  • Digital camera
  • Memory stick

Step 1

Insert the memory stick into your camera and connect it to your PC via the USB cable that came with your camera. You can also purchase one at most electronics stores, just be sure it is compatible with your camera. Turn the camera on so the computer recognizes it.

Step 2

Right-click the "My Computer" icon on your desktop. Double-click the folder where your pictures are located. For example, "My Pictures." Open the folder so your pictures are displayed.

Step 3

Click the "Folders" icon at the top of the screen. This will display a list of folders and drives in the left pane of the window. Scroll down to locate a drive where your camera is located. Often this will be the "F:" drive.

Step 4

Highlight the pictures that you wish to move onto the memory stick. You can select multiple pictures by holding down the "Ctrl" key as you click each one. If you want to move all the pictures, click "Edit," then "Select All."

Step 5

Drag the photos in the right pane by clicking and holding the mouse. Move them over the drive where your camera is located and release the mouse button. A dialog box will pop up showing your progress. Once completed, open the memory stick drive. You will see that your photos have been transferred successfully.

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