How to Burn a DVD to a USB

Data DVDS are exceptional ways of backing up data and transporting the information to another computer system. Not all computers have a DVD drive (namely netbooks and older computers), however, so you might need to take the data of a DVD and burn it onto another form of storage, such as a USB flash drive or external hard drive. Once the data is on the external drive you may upload the information to any computer that has a USB port.

Things You'll Need

  • USB flash drive/hard drive


    • 1

      Insert the DVD into the DVD drive on the computer. Close any AutoPlay prompt window that might load onto the screen.

    • 2

      Connect the USB drive to any USB port on the computer system. Momentarily the computer states it has detected a new, removable device.

    • 3

      Click "Start," "(My) Computer," then double-click the DVD icon. A window loads with all the data stored on the DVD. Leave this window open, for the time being.

    • 4

      Return to the "(My) Computer" menu, then select the external device. This loads a window with all the files saved on the USB storage device.

    • 5

      Click-and-drag the data from the DVD onto the USB device. This copies and burns the information from the DVD onto the USB equipment.

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