How to Put YouTube Videos on Flash Drive

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Flash drives are small, external USB storage devices. They can be connected to any computer that has USB ports. The most common use of a flash drive is to transport files from one computer to another. Any type of file can be stored on a flash drive as long as the space permits it. For example, you can download a video from YouTube and save the file onto your flash drive.

Saving the YouTube Video

  • Go to the YouTube video you want to save. Right-click the address bar, click "Select All," right-click the address bar again and choose "Copy."

  • Go to

  • Paste the URL of the YouTube video you just copied into the URL field next to the Download button. Click the "Download" button.

  • Select the format you want to save the file as. Save the file to your desktop.

Moving Video to Flash Drive

  • Connect the flash drive to an available USB port on your computer.

  • Click the Windows "Start" button and select "Computer."

  • Double-click your removable disc -- the name of the drive will vary. This will open the root directory of the flash drive.

  • Drag your recently saved video to the root directory of the flash drive.

Tips & Warnings

  • Other similar websites capable of saving YouTube video include, and



  • Photo Credit Jeffrey Hamilton/Stockbyte/Getty Images

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