How do I use a USB flash drive on a library computer?

USB devices or flash drives are a very handy way of transferring files between computers. If you don't have one you can purchase a USB at our libraries, just ask at the information desk.

To save your files to a USB flash drive

  1. Plug your USB flash drive into one of the USB ports at the front of the computer.
  2. Double click on My Computer at the top left of the desktop.
  3. Your drive will probably be G:\ - if not try H:\, I:\ or J:\.

To access your files on your USB flash drive

  • Plug your USB flash drive into one of the USB ports at the front of the computer.
  • The G:\ drive (or other letter after G) is automatically mapped or allocated to your USB Flash Drive;
  • Open My Computer at the top left of the desktop;
  • Browse to the drive that shows Removable disc, probably G:\.

To safely remove your USB flash drive

  • In the system tray in the bottom left corner of the screen, left click the little green arrow and choose Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device.
  • A message appears when it is safe to remove your device. Note: If you right-click the little green arrow an access denied message appears.
  • Remove your drive.