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2 Ways How to Transfer Files from Android to PC or Mac

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Want to keep a copy of the files from your Android on your computer, but not sure how to transfer them over. We’re here to help you through the process. I’m Smyth from PhoneWallpapers.Us.

In this article I’ll be showing you how to transfer files from Android to your PC or Mac computer in two different ways. Both methods will allow you to transfer documents, contact lists, photos, videos, music, and more from your Android to your computer. Now let’s get started

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC

The first method allows you to transfer files wirelessly using your Google account.

Transfer Files Wireslessly With Google

To start this method launch the Google Drive app on your Android device. The app comes pre-installed on most Android devices. But if you don’t have it on your device yet you can download Google Drive for free from the Google Play Store. Read Also4 Method How to Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone

To add a file to Google Drive, tap the blue Add button in the bottom right corner. Then select upload. Now you’ll be able to see all the documents and images on your Android. Scroll through to find a file you want to transfer to your computer. Tap a file to add it to Google Drive.

How to Transfer Files from Android to Mac

Repeat these steps to add any other files you’d like to transfer. When you’re done open your web browser on your computer, and go to drive.google.com. Then sign in to the same Google account you use on your Android.

The images and documents you just added to Google Drive on your Android should appear at the top of the page. To save a file from Google Drive to your computer, hover your cursor over the file then right-click.

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In the small menu that appears click download. The file will be saved to your computer’s downloads folder, to easily view the documents in that folder click the upwards arrow icon beside one of the files you’ve downloaded. Then click show in folder.

If you’d like to save the file somewhere else on your computer, click and drag the file to another one of your folders in the menu bar on the left.

Transfer Files Through USB Connection
transfer files to your computer through a USB connection

The next method I’ll be showing you is to transfer files to your computer through a USB connection. To begin plug your Android device into your computer using the USB cable that came with your Android. Once you plug it in a File Explorer windows should appear on your PC screen, or finder if you’re using a Mac.

In that window you’ll be able to see all the files on your Android device. Look through the folders and files contained on your device to find files you want to save to your computer. Click on a file or folder to select it. If you’d like to select multiple files hold down the ctrl key on your keyboard and click on each file you’d like to select. To quickly select all your files at once hit ctrl + a on your keyboard.

Once you have all the files you want to transfer selected, right-click on them, then select copy from the menu that pops up. Choose one of your computer’s folders from the menu on the left and double-click on it to open it.

In the blank space within that folder right-click and select paste. A duplicate of all the files you selected from your Android will be copied to that folder on your computer.

Using either one of the methods we showed you can transfer documents, contact lists, photos, videos, music, and more from your Android to your computer. Both methods can be used either on a Windows PC or Mac computer.

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