PC Doctor May 28, 2019

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Dear PC Doctor:

I used the library’s photocopier to scan a whole bunch of PDF documents to my flash drive and I would like to save them all to my computer’s hard drive. Is there a fast way to do this, or do I need to copy each one individually? There are about 60 of them and I would prefer for it not to take a long time.

Thank you,


Dear Tim:

You didn’t specify what kind of computer you have, so these instructions are a bit generic.

First, insert your flash drive in to your computer’s USB port and open it up to view files. If all of the files you want to transfer are in one folder, open that folder. Click once to select (but not open) the top file. Then, use the keyboard command CTRL-A (or Command-A for Apple computers) to select all the files in that folder. Then, CTRL-C (or Command-C) to copy them. Once they are copied, navigate to the location on your computer where you want to save them. You can then CTRL-V (or Command-V) to paste them there. Alternately, you can click once on the highlighted and selected list of files and drag and drop them in the desired location.

I hope this helps!

Until next time,
Happy Computing!

PC Doctor

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