Portable Storage (Flash Drive)

A portable storage device is useful when you need to save a document from one computer and use it on another computer.

Portable storage devices (also called memory sticks, flash drives, thumb drives, or jump drives) come in many shapes and sizes. This is a generic flash drive:

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To use a flash drive, insert the device into a USB port on your computer. 

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Ensure that the computer is reading the device by looking in the My Computer window.*

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*This example is from a Windows computer.  It will look different on a Mac.

Open the document, spreadheet, or presentation that you want to save on the flash drive. 

Choose Save As to save the document to the flash drive.  You will have to manually change the directory for it to save to the flash drive.

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