Sometimes you want to transfer files quickly between computers, or your kids may bring homework back from school on a memory stick. We will show you how to copy files from your USB memory stick or external storage device easily on to your computer.

The Knowhow

  • Plug your USB memory stick or hard drive into your computer and AutoPlay will appear.

    Windows 7 USB Drive Autoplay
  • Select the option Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer.
  • Right-click the folder or file you want to copy then choose Send to.

    Windows 7 Send To menu
  • Then select Documents and the file or folder will transfer across.

Windows 7 Copying

Note: The size of file or folder will affect how long it takes to copy.

If you want to specify a different location to copy the files or folder that is not in the Send to list;

  • Right-click the file or folder and select Copy instead of Send to
  • Browse to the location where you want to copy the file or folder using the left side of the Windows Explorer window
  • Right-click the location and then select Paste

It can take time to transfer content from one device to another so Knowhow™ offer an easy way to keep your files and folders backed up, while allowing you to access them whenever you need. To find out more, click on one of the link below:

Updated On:

Jun 11, 2012

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