How do I copy important files to external hard drive

#1
Hello,

I can see all my files in the browse/backup files section but I cannot figure out how to get them off my computer and onto a flash drive or DVD burner. I've tried copying and pasting but get permission denied and when I try to burn them to DVD I get other errors. Is there a quick way to copy my important files to a flash drive? Thanks.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
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#2

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
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#3
Hi Tom,

You should be able to copy and paste to the USB directly - this is the first time we hear it's not working. What's the filesystem on the USB?