Learn Photography

How to Move Photographs

To a Flash Drive >

Windows >

Google Photos App

Open the Flash Drive

1) Insert the flash drive into a USB port on your computer.

2) Press the Windows key (flag icon) + e.

3) Look for the flash drive on the bottom left corner of the window.

The flash drive will have a letter and a name.


You'll see your hard drive (C:).

There may be a CD/DVD drive (probably D:).

The flash drive may be E:, F:, or another letter.


The name of the drive may be:

• Removable Disk.

• The name of the manufacturer of the flash drive.

• Or another name.


4) Double click the flash drive to open its window.

5) If the flash-drive window fills the screen, click the middle icon in the upper-right corner of the window.

If you're not familiar with using windows, go to Manipulate Windows.

Make a Folder On the Flash Drive

If you wish, create a folder for the photographs on the flash drive.

Do the following.

a) Right click on a white area inside the flash-drive window.

b) Select New > Folder.

New folder is highlighted in blue.

If the words New folder are not highlighted in blue, click on New folder to highlight the words.

c) Enter a name, such as Assignment 1.

d) Click on a white area in the window.

e) Double click the Assignment 1 folder to open it up.

Open the Google Photos App

6) Open the Google Photos app in a browser.

7) Select a thumbnail by clicking the checkmark in the upper-right corner.

8) Click on the three-dots icon, More Options, in the top left corner of your screen.


9) Click Download.

The Downloads window opens.

10) Click OK.

11) Press the Windows key (flag icon) + e.

12) Click the Downloads folder on the top left corner of the window.

13) Select the photographs in the Downloads folder.

14) Press Ctrl + x.

Paste in the Flash Drive

14) Click on the flash drive window.

15) Press Ctrl + v.

Your photographs are pasted into the flash drive. 

Eject the Flash Drive

Do the following.

a) Press the Windows key (flag icon) + e.

b) Look for the flash drive on the bottom left corner of the window.

c) Right click on it and select Eject.

A Safe to Remove Hardware window will pop up in the lower-right corner of your screen.

d) Unplug the flash drive.