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How to Move Photographs

To a Flash Drive >

Windows >

Photoshop Elements Organizer

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.


6) Open the Organizer in Photoshop Elements.

7) Find the collection/album containing the photographs you want to copy to the flash drive.

Let's say the collection/album is called Assignment 1.

8) Select the photographs in the Assignment 1 collection/album that you want to show in class.

If you're not familiar with selecting thumbnails, go to How to Select Thumbnails.

9) Go to File > Export As New File(s).

10) In the Export New Files window, in the upper-right corner, make sure Use Original Format is selected.

11) In the Location section, click Browse.

12) Navigate to your flash drive.

13) Click the folder you made on the flash drive.

14) Click Export.

Your photographs are copied onto 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.