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Moving Data to My 16 GB Thumb Drive


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thailen

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I want to copy my Downloads and Documents to the thumb drive, but clicking on copy and paste isn't doing it. Nor did dragging the folder. I just can't drag or copy the individual files - I have over a hundred downloads, for example. There must be an easy way to do this. Help!
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admin

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Ctrl + A to select all the files in a folder, then create a new folder on your USB drive, and Ctrl + V to paste all. Wait for transfer to finish.

Just as a note, thumb drives are not a very reliable backup method. They fail often, and with little chance of recovery. You might want to consider an online cloud backup service. Windows Live Sky Drive gives you 5GB free. There are also other services like box (5GB free), dropbox (2GB free) and Amazon AWS. These can also be set to automatically sync your files so they are always backed up, accessible anywhere, and always up-to-date.
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Ztruker

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What happened when you dragged the folder to the flash drive?
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