How to Transfer Files from Android to PC using a USB cable

Transfer photos, messages, contacts and more with USB.

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Transfer files from Android to PC USB

Introduction

Since mobile phone storage is getting larger by the year, users are storing gigabytes of important and precious data on these devices. However, it is evident that these mobile phones are fragile, and therefore the data is at risk.

Needless to say, this is the main reason many users seek to back up their data to their computer. This article will take you through 2 methods to backup up or transfer files from your Android device to your computer using a USB cable.

Here are the 2 USB file transfer methods reviewed:

Transfer files from Android to PC: Droid Transfer

For those seeking to use a professional and intuitive solution for Android file backup and transfer, Droid Transfer is the method for you.

You can use Droid Transfer, alongside the free Transfer Companion Android app, to manage files between your Android and computer. In this way, you can access anything from your Android like Photos, Messages, Contacts and more! You can even sync music between Android and iTunes!

Here's how to transfer files from Android to PC using USB:

  1. Download Droid Transfer on your PC and run it.
  2. Get the Transfer Companion App on your Android phone.
  3. Connect to Droid Transfer via USB.
  4. Browse and select files to copy in Droid Transfer.
  5. Copy to your computer!

Note: Ensure that you safely eject your device from your computer when you're finished copying via USB.

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Summary (Droid Transfer):

✔ USB transfer
✔ WiFi transfer
✔ User-friendly interface
✔ Music
✔ Sync with iTunes
✔ Messages
✔ Photos
✔ Calendars
✔ Contacts
✔ Call Logs
✔ Files

Transfer Companion:

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Droid Transfer:

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Transfer files from Android to PC: Windows File Explorer

If you're looking for a simple way to transfer certain bits of data from your Android to your PC, you can do so from your Windows File Explorer. You can't access and copy all the data like you can from an app like Droid Transfer, but for photos, videos and music, this may be just enough for what you need. Here's how:

  1. Connect your Android device to your PC using your USB cable.
  2. Your device may ask what kind of connection to open. Select "Transfer Files (MTP)" or similar.
  3. Now you can open Windows File Explorer on your computer.
  4. Click your phone from the list on the left.
  5. Browse and select files to transfer.
  6. Right-click > Copy. Or click "Copy To..." in the tool bar.

Note: Ensure that you safely eject your device from your computer when you're finished copying via USB.

Transfer files from android to pc windows

Summary (Windows File Explorer):

✔ USB transfer
✔ Photos
✔ Files
✔ Music
✖ WiFi transfer
✖ Sync with iTunes
✖ Messages
✖ Calendars
✖ Contacts
✖ Call Logs

Transfer files from PC to Android: WiFi

OK, here's an extra chunk of information for you hungry readers. If you want to transfer files from your PC to Android, you can use Droid Transfer as seen in Method 1. The tool allows you to transfer files from PC to Android using WiFi or USB and vice versa.


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