How to Play a Video From a Flash Drive

Videos on a computer tend to take up a considerable amount of hard drive space, and for a long time it was only possible to transfer videos from one computer to another via CD. But now, transferring videos can be done with flash drives, which are small memory disks that plug into a USB drive. Many of these flash drives hold several gigabytes of memory to store video. Not only can the flash drive transfer a video from one computer to another, but your video can also be played off of the flash drive without having to copy it onto your computer.

Step 1

Insert the flash drive into the computer's USB port. Copy your video onto the flash drive. This can be done by opening "My Computer", then double-clicking the removable flash drive. This will open the device. Leave this window open, then select the video and drag and drop it into the flash drive. The flash drive will now save it on its memory.

Step 2

Remove the flash drive from the computer, if you are transferring a file from one computer to another.

Step 3

Insert the flash drive into another computer. That computer will state that new hardware has been detected.

Step 4

Open the flash drive by opening "My Computer", then double-click the removable disk. This will open the flash drive.

Step 5

Double-click the video. The video will now launch and play from the flash drive.

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