How do I download music from YouTube to my USB for free?

YouTube is an abundant resource for videos, especially music videos. If you want to download them to extract the music files, you will need an MP3 converter or YouTube downloader. You can save the music file to a USB drive or to your computer. If you have a video on YouTube that you’d like to transfer to a USB device, you’ll first need to capture and convert the video to your computer. You can then use a USB cable to transfer the captured video file to your device.

Step 1

Sign in to YouTube and find the video whose audio you want to isolate. Copy the video URL, and in a new browser, visit a website like or Paste the URL of the video into the Paste Link Here field, make sure the field just below says .mp3, these sites all work the exact same way and all allow you to grab YouTube videos, then hit Start

Step 2

Click the option to download videos from a website.

Step 3

Click the download button. After a few moments, a link should appear. Click on that link to download your YouTube video.

Step 4

Connect your USB device to your computer. Click on the “open” option once it automatically appears on your computer screen. Open your default download folder. Click and drag your YouTube file from your computer to the folder on your USB device.

It should be relatively simple to transfer music stored on your computer to a USB flash drive. As long as you know where your music is stored on your computer, it should be a simple case of copying and pasting the music files onto the USB drive once you’ve plugged it in.

If you are using a computer with the Windows operating system, you can follow the steps below:

Plug the USB flash drive into one of your computer’s empty USB ports.

Open Windows Explorer. The USB drive should appear in “My Computer” as drive E. It may be called “Removable Drive” or you may have already given it a different name.

The USB drive should appear in “My Computer” as drive E.

Open another Windows Explorer window and locate where you store all the music files on your computer that you want to transfer

Right click on the music/video files you want and select ‘Rip’

Return to the window containing the USB drive and select ‘Paste’

Repeat these steps until all the music you want to transfer has been placed in the folder on the USB flash drive.

Once you have done this and want to remove the USB drive from your computer, make sure to select the ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ or ‘Eject’ option to ensure that the data on the drive is not corrupted or lost.

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