Sending files to thumbdrive

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Sending files to thumbdrive

Postby carolmartin1953 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:34 pm

I cannot figure out how to send a PDF document to a thumbdrive. HELP!
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Re: Sending files to thumbdrive

Postby RoryOF » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:46 pm

Make the PDF to your hard disk, then move it to the USB key at Windows system level, same as for any other file, and be certain to observe the USB device removal protocols.
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Re: Sending files to thumbdrive

Postby carolmartin1953 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:07 pm

thank you
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Re: Sending files to thumbdrive

Postby John_Ha » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:43 pm

File > Save As ..., and click Show Folders to see the USB memory stick as a disk.
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Re: Sending files to thumbdrive

Postby Hagar Delest » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:49 pm

Well, better never save or open a file directly to or from a USB drive. There are several reports of problems doing so. And if it happens your file is definitively dead.
Only use your file manager (MS Explorer - but other good alternatives) to move copy the file from HD to USB drive so that if there is an issue, you still have the file.

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 Edit: Edited to make clear per Rory's comment below (thanks!). 
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Re: Sending files to thumbdrive

Postby RoryOF » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:01 pm

When Hagar writes "move" the file, he means "Copy", as that way a copy is left on your hard disk in case of a calamity with the USB.
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