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A Zip drive is an alternative to burnable CDs and flash drives for storing and transferring computer data and files.

Step 1: Hook up Zip drive
Plug the Zip drive into the computer. Unless the drive slot is internal, the Zip drive will attach through a USB or other matching port.

Zip drives can be used with most PCs and Macs, so they're convenient for transferring compatible files from one computer to another.

Step 2: Insert Zip disk
Insert a Zip disk into the drive by aligning it with the slot and pushing it in.

Step 3: Copy files
Locate the folder for the Zip drive on your computer and copy the files you want to the drive.

Step 4: Use and transfer
Use the Zip disk to edit and transfer your files on other computers, or as storage or backup for them.

Did You Know?
Zip drives were launched in 1995 -- the same year that flat-screen televisions were first introduced.

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