Learn Photography

How to Move Photographs

To a Flash Drive >

Windows >

Windows 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 Photos App

6) Click the Windows icon in the bottom left corner of your screen.

7) Click the Photos app.

It's located under P in the table of contents on the left side of the window.

It's also located as a thumbnail in the Play section of the window.

8) Click on Collection in the top left corner of your screen.


9) Click the View Small icon in the middle of your screen, near the top.


11) When you mouse over a thumbnail, a small box appears in the upper-right corner.


Click it to select the thumbnail.


The thumbnail is checked and has a blue outline.


12) Select more thumbnails.

13) Click Copy in the top right corner of your screen or press Ctrl + c.


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.