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Making the "Jump" to Jump Drives

One of the benefits of the Haiku operating system is its support of USB, which adds a handy way to transfer files directly into and out of the system.

Maybe you have some audio files at home that you want to add when you get to the radio station. Just put them on a USB stick (aka "thumb drive," "jump drive," "pen drive," there seem to be no end of nicknames for them), and pop it in your pocket. When you get to the radio station:

  1. Plug in the USB stick. If your computer has both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, use a 2.0 port.

  2. If you are prompted whether you want to mount the USB device as Read Only or Read/Write, you can choose Read Only for this situation. If you need to also write data to your USB device, choose Read/Write.

  3. Right-click on the Desktop background, move your mouse over "Mount," and if your USB device doesn't already have a checkmark next to it, click to put one there.

Depending on how you have Haiku's Tracker preferences set up, the USB device will either show up on the Desktop, or will be inside a folder when you double-click "Disks."

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