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Windows 7: Download from flash drive

26 May 2011   #1
dsokell

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Download from flash drive

How do I download a file from a flashdrive to Windows 7? I did this once before with no problem, but for some reason was unable to correctly do it today.


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26 May 2011   #2
Devux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well you should just be able to select the file once the drive is plugged in and recognized by Windows? Does it show up in My Computer when you plug it in?
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27 May 2011   #3
Terabites

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Devux is right. Anyway, Autorun should pop out instantly asking you what action you want to do to your flashdrive (unless Autorun is disabled), rite?
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27 May 2011   #4
James Colbert

 
 

Hello dsokell. Welcome.

More detail would be helpful. Depending on what problems you're having, these links may help:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-autorun.html

How do I copy files?
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27 May 2011   #5
dsokell

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Flash drive download issue

Thank you for the responses. So far, nothing has helped. Frustrating because I did this before with no problems. So in reply: 1. My screen shows no My Computer. 2. Same with Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Autoplay suggestion. 3. AutoPlay appears to be enabled: a window appears w/ 2 options: (1) open folder and view files, & (2) speed up my system. View More Options in Control Panel no help. When I click on (1) I see the contents of the flash drive. Further left and right clicks only result in Media Play responses. FYI, I'm trying to download the latest VueScan program. My Windows computer has no internet, so I use my Linux to initially download to a flash drive.
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27 May 2011   #6
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsokell View Post
Thank you for the responses. So far, nothing has helped. Frustrating because I did this before with no problems. So in reply: 1. My screen shows no My Computer. 2. Same with Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Autoplay suggestion. 3. AutoPlay appears to be enabled: a window appears w/ 2 options: (1) open folder and view files, & (2) speed up my system. View More Options in Control Panel no help. When I click on (1) I see the contents of the flash drive. Further left and right clicks only result in Media Play responses. FYI, I'm trying to download the latest VueScan program. My Windows computer has no internet, so I use my Linux to initially download to a flash drive.
Not sure why you're having those other problems, but this is one of the most useful things I've added to my context menu,

Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder

Once added, you can copy or move any thing around very easily.
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27 May 2011   #7
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsokell View Post
How do I download a file from a flashdrive to Windows 7? I did this once before with no problem, but for some reason was unable to correctly do it today.
Forget all this autoplay crap. Open the drive, drag the file where you want it. There isn't any more to it than that.
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27 May 2011   #8
Devux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The problem may exist in how the flash drive was formatted originally from your Linux box. Depending on the file system on the flash drive, it may or not be readable by Windows, try formatting using FAT or NTFS.
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27 May 2011   #9
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsokell View Post
How do I download a file from a flashdrive to Windows 7? I did this once before with no problem, but for some reason was unable to correctly do it today.
Forget all this autoplay crap. Open the drive, drag the file where you want it. There isn't any more to it than that.
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27 May 2011   #10
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

+1 Rep. Couldn't have said it better James.
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