How to Copy Files from a USB Drive on Windows 10

How to Copy Files from a USB Drive on Windows 10

You may sometimes like to back up data from one device to another. The best way to do it is by using a USB drive and copying the files to another device. It is very easy to copy files from a USB Drive on Windows 10.

Before we can copy any files, we have to make sure the device is working fine and ready to send and receive data. All you have to do is connect the USB to the Windows 10 PC and copy the files to the folder where you want to save them.

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In this guide, we will show you how it’s done.

Copy Files From a USB Drive on Windows 10

Follow the steps mentioned below to learn how to copy files from USB drive to Windows 10 PC:

Start by connecting the USB Drive to your Windows 10 PC. Your PC will take a minute to recognize the drive and automatically install the drivers for it.

Open the Start Menu, type “This PC” and press the “Enter” key to open File Explorer.Open This PC in your Windows 10 PC

Here you’ll find all the drives, Navigate to the “Devices and Drivers” section. The USB drive will be assigned a letter i.e. “D:” “E:” or “F:”. C: Drive is always the main drive on your PC.devices and drivers in File explorer

Click on the name of the USB Drive to open it and see the content available in on the USB name to open it

Now open the destination folder on another window to copy the files from the USB Drive.

You can either drag and drop the files from USB Drive to the destination folder or manually copy and paste them.


Select multiple files from the USB drive and drag them to the destined folder by holding the mouse button and release the mouse button to drop them. drag and drop the files to or from the USB


Select the files you want to copy and right-click on them. From the Context menu, select the “Copy” option. copy the files and paste it to destined folder

Now go to the destination folder and right-click on the empty space. Select the “Paste” option from the context menu. paste the files to the destined folder

The selected files will be copied to your Windows 10 PC.

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