How to use a flash drive?

Olga Izvekova
Olga Izvekova
March 11, 2013
How to use a flash drive?

A flash drive is a popular removable storage medium - a modern equivalent of disused floppy disks. But the apparent ease of use often leads to carelessness and carelessness in handling the device, the result of which is a failure with a flush. So let's talk about how to use a flash drive.

  • Connect the USB flash drive to the USB connector before turning on the computer or after a full download. A USB flash drive connected during boot may not be recognized by the system, in which case the computer will have to be restarted. If the USB flash drive is not recognized, simply transfer it to another USB connector.
  • After connecting the flash, an icon with a green arrow appears at the bottom right of the screen, and an additional disk appears in the “My Computer” section, meaning flash. You can determine this disk by the fact that its name necessarily begins with USB.
  • You need to use a flash drive in the same way as a regular logical drive - you open the flash drive and copy files to or from it.Please note that flash speed is lower than hard disk speed, so copying will take longer.
  • One of the main conditions for how to properly use a flash drive, is that you can not remove the flash drive while recording information on it. This can lead to loss of information and even damage to the device.
  • If the work with the flash is finished and it must be removed from the computer, first it should be disabled programmatically. To do this, right-click on the icon of the flash drive in the lower right corner of the screen. The “Safely Remove Hardware” message appears. Click on the label. The Safely Remove window appears. If one flash device is connected, just click on the “Stop” button. If several devices are connected, you must first select the one to be disconnected, and only then press the button. After that, a message appears stating that the USB device can be removed. If the system reports that the device cannot be extracted, you have files opened on flash or the copying is not completed. Close the files and try again.
  • If you still disconnected the flash drive while copying and you had a file violation (you can not copy files from it or delete them), the flash should be reformatted.To do this, go to "My Computer", right-click on the flash icon and select the "Format" item. At the end of the formatting, the USB flash drive will be cleared and it can be used later.
  • Sometimes the flash drive is not recognized in the slot on the front of the computer. This is due to the fact that they use the thicket and they wear out more. In addition, these connectors are supplied with the case and are not of high quality. If the flash drive is not recognized, simply switch to the connector on the back of the computer.

Do not forget about how to properly use a flash drive. Remember that it depends on your accuracy how many years this device will serve you.

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