How to download files from the net directly to a flash drive

By flatearthling
Feb 15, 2010
  1. I wish to download some very large files from the net. Is it possible to download them directly to a flash drive w/o writing to my hard drive 1st? I have a Dell 2300 w/ pentium4 and windows xp.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    on the link that points to the download, right-click and use the Save Link As ...
    then navigate to the driveletter for the thumbdrive and SAVE
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    I still think IE puts it in a temp folder before transferring to the drive. Opera will download it directly to the drive without a temp dir so you may give that a shot if what jobeard says doesn't work.
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    One of my more foolish friends was bittorenting on his flash drive...something like that will certainly lower your flash drive's lifespan.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...