Learning How To Add Folders To A USB Drive

everystockphoto_216540_mAs you begin using your new USB drive, you will likely have questions about how to manage the files that you are storing on the device. It really is beneficial that you are able to find and access that information at a moment’s notice. After all, the drives are here to make your life easier and if you are lost in a sea of files when you open up your drive, the convenience that the drives advertise isn’t readily apparent.

Folders Made Simple

So, how do you keep your digital files organized on a USB drive? The best way to do so is creating folders and saving specific files in their respective folders. Think of it like physical paperwork – if you have too many documents lying around instead of organizing them, it makes things tough to find and, eventually, things may even get lost.

4 Easy Steps

Creating folders on your drive is simple and can be broken into four easy steps:

1. Open Your Drive – You can do this by plugging your drive into a USB port on your computer, going to your start menu, going to “My Computer”, then double clicking the appropriate drive;
2. Create Your Folder – Once you are in your drive, you can use the right click button on your mouse to open a dialogue box. Choose “New” then “Folder”.
3. Name your folder – Simply click on the folder name (usually the default name is “New Folder”), then write over the title with whatever name you would like (for example, family pictures or 2013 vacation, etc.)
4. Fill Your Folder – Drag the files you want in the folder by clicking on them and literally dragging them to the appropriate folder.

Once you get the hang of it, it will only take you moments to organize the files that you care about.

About the author

Daniel Rubin Daniel Rubin is the co-owner of USB Direct Inc., a Canadian company which specializes in the manufacturing of logo flash drives. You can view his .

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