How to Use aFlash Drive to Store Music
Flash drives have made our inclination to appreciate, adore and love music easier, even simple. These super small gadgets, many measuring less than 2.5 inches long, allow you to store hours of your favorite music and share it with your friends. A flash drive is a reliable way to back up and safely store music.
Select a USB 2.0 flash drive that has at least 8 gigabytes. Keep in mind that in the age of MP3 players, newer, faster technology and digital downloading and transferring, music storage is made simple with a flash drive.
Pull the top off the USB or push the retractable connector forward by placing your finger on the small plastic grip to expose the USB. Turn on the computer and push the USB into any available USB port.
Review the content in the small icon, which will appear at the bottom right side of your computer near the time display. You can explore the flash drive, enable security settings, visit the manufacturer's website and eject theflash drive after use.
Download your desired music by using a program like Lime Wire or Rhapsody. As this music is downloading, minimize the page by left clicking on the minus tab located at the upper right corner of the program you have chosen.
Place the mouse pointer on the desktop, away from all icons and right click once. Place the mouse pointer over the option marked "New.". A menu will appear. Left click on the option marked "Folder." A new folder will appear on your desktop. The text "New Folder" will be highlighted. Rename the folder by typing a file name.
Maximize the music downloading program that was minimized, by left clicking on it at the bottom of the desktop. Once the music has downloaded, select all the songs at once by pressing the "Ctrl" key and left clicking once on every song.
Click and drag all of the highlighted songs into your newly created music folder. You will see the files progressing as the transfer takes place. Right click on the music folder. Place your mouse pointer over the "Send To" option and select the "Removable Disk" option. Left click once and the files will begin to transfer to the flash drive.
Go to the small flash drive icon at the bottom of the desktop, once the transfer is complete. Left click once to open the icon. Right click on "Explore Drive" or "Expore Removable Disk." You will see all music files were transferred successfully.
Eject your flash drive by pressing the "Eject button" at the bottom of the page. You may pull out the USB once the program notifies you that it is safe to do so. Close the downloading program by clicking the red box with the white X.