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How do I use a USB Flash Drive?

Last Updated: Oct 03, 2016  |  126 Views

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  1. Most computers on campus are virutal machines and the USB ports are located behind the monitors. They are usually 4 available to choose from. If you are not using a virutal machine, you can insert the device into one of the two USB ports on the front of the PC.
  2. You can access the flash drive by clicking the Computer icon on the desktop and select the appropriate removable drive, or through Internet Explorer click File>Open and browse to the drive.  In most cases the drive will show as Removable Drive (E: or F:) on campus depending on which port you use.  If the USB drive doesn't show, remove and reinsert it.
  3. To prevent loss of data, disable the drive before removing it from the port.  Click on the small icon with the green arrow in the system tray (bottom right).   Open Devices and Printers pop up window displays, click on Eject USB (you'll know which drive by E or F port) and a Safe to Remove Hardware message will pop up.  You can safely remove your USB at this time.
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