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: 9,156   +598

    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: 10,689   +395

    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: 3,433   +143

    One of my more foolish friends was bittorenting on his flash drive...something like that will certainly lower your flash drive's lifespan.
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