Transferring file from Android to PC using cable is one of the easiest ways to move your files from your Android phone to your PC to free more space on your Android phone. It’s very easy, reliable, handy and fastest way to transfer huge file without third party. There are other ways too to transfer files from Android phone to PC without using cable. This is done wireless though, there is no need for cable. All you need is either through the use of Bluetooth or file transfer apps for PC and Android.
While transferring files between PC and Android phone, there is no third party apps needed to download once you intend using USB cable. The only difficulty you will likely encountered while transferring files from your Android phone to PC will be inability of your windows to recognize your USB cable.
This procedure can also be used to transfer files from Android phones to Windows 10 PC without additional installation.
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Below are the requirement for transferring files from your smartphone to your PC
The first thing you may want to get is original USB cable or your phone charger USB cable if it’s detachable. Since it’s not all cable that are compatible with phone and PC then that would be necessary. Some USB cable only connected to your computer for charging and cannot be used to transfer files between the two devices. So, make sure the cable at your disposal is original if you don’t want to stress yourself transferring files from your Android phone to your PC.
Secondly, you need to be able to identify where the file you wanted to transfer from your phone to PC is located. If you have external storage device installed on your phone alongside internal storage then you may want to first find out where the files are stored.
If the files to be transferred are photos or movies or songs or music or slides then you should be able to identify the storage directory first so that it’ll be very easy for you to identified once your Android phone is connected to your computer.
In the same wise, if you are using your Android phone with your computer for the first time to transfer files ensure the USB cable is installed successfully. If your windows run on Windows 8 or windows 10 the cable should be able to install automatically once connected to your PC port or better still download and install UBS cable driver for your computer OS
How to Transfer Files from Android Phone to PC Using USB Cable
If you have successfully put all these requirement in place. The you shouldn’t have issues to transfer files from your Android phone to your PC. The following procedure below reveals the exact procedure to transfer files from working Android phone to your computer.
Plug the USB cable to your computer port and plug the other end to your phone. A notification will pops up on your device. Then swipe down the device and select transfer files (MTP) to transfer files from your Android phone to your PC. This option is universal as it override charging your phone directly with your computer with USB cable, and also the transfer of photos from your phone to your computer.
Go to my computer and click on the name of your phone from the list of your device storage. Note that once you select the transfer files option on your device your smartphone will now be added to your computer a storage so that you can access it directly from your computer.
Once you have clicked on your Android phone’s name. Both internal and SD card storage will be displayed on your computer and their capacity. Now since you want to transfer files From your Android phone to your PC via USB then locate the location of the files you want to move.
In this case the files to move is located on the internal storage and as such we’d click on internal storage.
Now in your internal storage locate the files you want to move. In most cases, files stored on Android internal memory are located on the files titled “DCIM“. Open DCIM and CUT the entire files by pressing Ctrl + X and navigate to the folder you want to save the copied files on your computer and paste it by pressing Ctrl + V or by right click and select paste from the drop menu.
And that is it! You have done a great job transferring files from your Android phone to your computer. Doing this will help you create more space on your phone and will increase your phone performance.
If there are other files you want to move from your Android phone to your PC to create move spaces on your phone that are not stored in DCIM folder kindly navigate to the folder and cut the files and paste it in a folder you already created on your computer.
This is the procedure that is most viable for transferring files from Android phone to PC using USB. There are some other means to transfer photos, videos, audio, documents, apps etc., from Android phone to computer which are not discussed in this guide. And these methods are used to transfer files from Android phone to computer wireless. In our next post we’d share with you how to transfer files on Android phone without USB.
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