Answered By: Lauren Felder
Last Updated: Oct 07, 2014     Views: 20

  1. Insert your USB drive into any USB port on the PC. If it will not fit into the front ports, USB extension cables are available at the reference desk, LCLC Lab, and Multimedia Services desk.
  2. The PC will indicate that it has detected the new hardware and is installing it. When it is finished installing, the message "Your new hardware is installed and ready for use" will appear.
  3. In most cases, the PC will assign the drive letter E: or F: to your USB drive. Open files from or save files to the USB drive just as you would using a floppy disk or other storage device.
  4. When you are ready to remove your USB drive, click the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon on the Windows toolbar in the lower right corner of the screen and click "Safely remove USB storage device". When the power light on your drive turns off, you can remove it from the PC. If the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon is not available or is not working, make sure all of your files are closed and that the drive is not being written to (power light on your drive blinking) before removing your drive.

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