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1 Saving files to disc / CD / USB device
To save / backup your files, it's a good idea to save them to a disc / CD / USB device or something similar. The instructions below are for a USB, however the principles are identical, whichever one you choose to transfer your files to.
Firstly, you will need to insert your USB. A window may open, asking 'what do you want to do?' or something similar, with a number of options. You will want to choose the option which says 'open using Windows Explorer' or something similar.
If a window doesn't open, that's fine too. You will just need to open 'My Documents' using Windows Explorer, or 'My Computer' (under 'Start', bottom left) to get to the same spot.
Once you have 'My Documents' open, you will see that the USB device is now showing as another disc drive (generally D:\ for CD, and E:\ or higher letters for other discs or USB).
Now you need to use your 'click and drag' function to move your selected files. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Find and highlight the file you want to move. It will probably be under your 'C:\' drive. Highlight it by clicking on it once.
2. Click on it again and HOLD DOWN the left-click button.
3. 'Drag' the file by moving the mouse while the left-click IS STILL HELD DOWN. You will see the file 'move' underneath the mouse pointer. Drag the file over the disc drive where you want to move it. You will see it also get highlighted. Then 'Drop' the file, by releasing the left-click. (If you want to, you can actually move it into a specific 'folder' within the disc drive, by firstly making sure that the folder is showing, that you want to 'Drop' the file into.)
4. Your file will transfer into the nominated folder. (Depending on how big the file is, and the speed of your computer, it might take a while)
5. To check it transferred, simply 'Open' the file by clicking on the drive with the USB, then the file name.