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How to transfer android phone files to computer?

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by eveeve, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. eveeve

    eveeve New Member

    Aug 20, 2015

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    How to transfer android phone files to computer?
  2. Werfkjl

    Werfkjl New Member

    Dec 9, 2015
    Connect your Android device to your computer, You'll see a new drive or "Removable Disk" appear on your computer for the SD card. Open it up, and copy all the files inside to a new location on your computer.
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  4. Joe Fandroid

    Joe Fandroid New Member

    Dec 15, 2015
    What about doing this for an android phone like Nexus 5X which has no SD card? There is no removable disk.
  5. Werfkjl

    Werfkjl New Member

    Dec 9, 2015
    Also you can try a desktop manager to help you like Android Mobile Manager.
  6. sherri


    Jun 29, 2007
    If the phone or tablet has no SD card, the pc sees the phone/tablet as removable storage. Certain files you can see, usually your music and photos, and sometimes certain apps. Apps you have downloaded from outside sources (not the Google play store) will be seen, but not system apps or apps that came pre-installed. To see those, you must be rooted, which is a whole different topic...
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  7. Blair Miller

    Blair Miller New Member

    Dec 27, 2015
    Try transfer app. you may find a good one by google.
  8. EdwardSmith36

    EdwardSmith36 New Member

    Jan 2, 2016
    Each & every individual is familiar with this, I mean transferring a data from mobile to PC is not a big deal. Just connect both of them & do the needful. That's it...
  9. BrianRobins


    Oct 9, 2015
    Unlike using USB you plug it into pc and transfer will work. I think mobile to pc is different.
  10. Angelica

    Angelica New Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    This Link will be helpful for you to transfer data
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  11. vince0190

    vince0190 New Member

    Mar 22, 2016
    you must have a usb connector for you to connect your phone and able to transfer your files
  12. Astrologer Home

    Astrologer Home New Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    Thanks Angelica
  13. rosario1990


    Feb 1, 2015
    Connect your device with a USB onto your computer.
  14. Paul Burke

    Paul Burke New Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    You can transfer all the files from Android phone to your computer through USB cord.
  15. Rajeshkiran

    Rajeshkiran New Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    You can try MTP or mass storage modes by connecting phone via USB to PC
  16. priya verma

    priya verma New Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    Its an easy task to connect and transfer data from android phone to computer by using USB cable.Computer will automatically detect your phone.There is only one condition that you are not using windows xp operating system in your computer because it does not connect with android phones.
  17. Mudasir khan

    Mudasir khan New Member

    Jun 11, 2016
    There are several ways of doing it. It depends upon the file. The simplest way is to use USB cable for it. However if you have a problem with that you can use google drive or any other cloud storage for it.
  18. Dinerrely

    Dinerrely New Member

    Nov 2, 2015
    You will need the software CD that came with your android phone. Once you install it should have an option to connect to PC.

    Alternatively, you could copy the files using the memory card on your android. If the files are on your memory then all you need to do is read the memory card on your system using a card reader.
    If not you can transfer the files to your memory card and then read/write contents on your PC using a card reader.

    For contacts: you can try Google gmail to sync Android contacts to computer.
    For messages, I don't think you can export, but you may need third party to do that, maybe this article helps:
  19. lisawhite

    lisawhite New Member

    Jul 18, 2016
    To transfer android media files like photos to computer, you can try Google Drive Backup , Google Photos, USB. But if you want to transfer text messages or contacts from android phone to computer, these methods won't help, you should use an android assistant to help.
  20. LauraSmithMS

    LauraSmithMS New Member

    Aug 8, 2016
    Connect the USB wire of your phone to the PC, like in the image and then go to your PC drives and you will see your phone there,
    open that and you will find many folders of your phone like images, videos, music etc. choose copy and paste it into your PC D drive or where ever you keep that data files on the PC, it will take some minutes depending on your processor speed then your r done with that. There are some Apps as well which manages Phone to PC transfer for Android. Hope you will find this useful

  21. Werfkjl

    Werfkjl New Member

    Dec 9, 2015
    If you files are stored in sd card, you can transfer via USB connection. Connect the phone's USB cable to the PC. After plugging in, select "USB Mass Storage" when prompted pn the phone. To transfer files to/from the pc, browse to the new USB virtual drive, find the files/folders and copy/paste away!
    For the files stored internal memory, it doesn't work, you have to rely on transfer tools:
    #20 Werfkjl, Aug 24, 2016
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