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How to I transfer files from documents to thumb drive?

January 26, 2021 at 14:56:15
Specs: Windows XP
Have windows XP
I want to transfer information stored under "documents" to a thumb drive
How do i accomplish this?I have thumbnail in ready to transfer if knew what to click on

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#1
January 26, 2021 at 14:58:49
https://www.informit.com/articles/a...

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#2
January 26, 2021 at 15:04:25
But do not leave that thumb drive as your “safe” copy. Flash drives can fail at any time. Ensure the content is on DVD at least and/or a hard drive.

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#3
January 27, 2021 at 00:43:33
I think the easiest way would be to open 'my computer' and open the flash drive showing there. Then open the 'documents' folder. You may need to resize them so both show on the windows desktop. Then use 'drag and drop' to move a file from one to the other. Here's some additional info on 'drag and drop' if you're not familiar:

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/windows...

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#4
January 27, 2021 at 01:32:32
I’d be more inclined to use copy ‘n past rather than drag ‘n drop out cut ‘n paste.

Copy ‘n paste is safer. Using cut ‘n paste could result in lost data (in original sources for files) if the process goes awry for any reason. Similarly the drag ‘n drop might end up the same.

Copy ‘n paste takes perhaps a shade longer but the source files are safer, and should the paste fail, those files are still in the source, original location.

Macs don’t permit cut ‘n paste, only copy ‘n paste, as the default; presumably with the safety of source files in mind?


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#5
January 27, 2021 at 01:49:12
@ trvlr

I remember when I first found Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V in Win3.1. Thought it was some kind of sorcery that allowed such...

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#6
January 27, 2021 at 02:20:29
Those early days with magic spells....

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#7
January 27, 2021 at 03:29:06
I don't know how "cut and paste" works in Windows, but
the MOVE command in MS DOS first copied the file to the
target location, then did a VERIFY on the copy to be sure
it was readable and accurate, then deleted the original.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#8
January 27, 2021 at 04:13:11
That rings a bell... my memory is that in post 3.1 windows the cut ‘n paste didn’t do that check; and I know from personal experience cut ‘n paste could screw up and the file(s) lost, certainly in XP, win-7.

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