Computers Data Transfer and Recovery

How To Copy Data From a Website Onto a Flashdrive

Introduction

Many people don't own personal computers. Instead they rely on sharing a single computer in a household. Also, most people have access to computer labs at public libraries, as well as schools and universities.

While using a PC, people often visit websites that have useful information. Most Internet browsers help users bookmark webpages, but when sharing a computer people often want to copy the data directly from a website and then save it to a flash drive. Many flash drives connect to USB port on a PC so they are easy to use, without having to install extra software and drivers in order for the hardware to work on the computer.

The major hurdle for people who want to copy data from websites is translating that information from webpage and preserving it when it gets stored on a flash drive. This process is very easy if you follow a few simple steps.

 

Step 1

Open your Internet browser, such as Firefox, Internet Explorer or Chrome. Navigate directly to the webpage that you want to copy data from, and then leave that page open in the browser.

 

 

Step 2

Find the function in your Internet browser that saves data the copy from webpages. These pages usually save to the hard drive by default, but you can also save webpages to a flash drive. You may have to click the File option at the top of browser. This then shows a menu that you can choose the option to save a copy of the data from the Internet.

Step 3

Find the drive letter in the dialog box that applies to the flash drive. Usually, your main computer hard drive, C:, is for the operating system. However, you are wanting to copy data to the flash drive, which often takes the letters D:, E: or even F: in the operating system. Windows does a good job of labeling USB flash drives, but in some instances the OS may use a default name, such as Removable Storage.

 

Step 4


Click on the Save button in the dialog box, after you have select the flash drive's letter. This is telling your installed Internet browser to copy data from the webpage to the flash drive.

 

Step 5

Open the My Computer folder. Click on the drive letter to gain access to the files on the flash drive. Confirm that the Internet browser was successful as it saved a copy of the webpage's data to the storage medium.

 

Tips

Be careful about removing the flash drive before your data has been completely saved.

 

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By Adri Buckminster, published at 03/21/2012
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