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How to Transfer Files from Android to PC

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Android file transfer


Droid Transfer lets you copy files between your computer and your Android Phone without the need for cables!


To copy files from Android to PC, follow these steps...

  1. Download and install Droid Transfer on your PC (link below)
  2. Download and run the Transfer Companion App on your Android phone
  3. Connect to your Android Device using the steps shown in our Start Guide
  4. Click Files in the features listed in Droid Transfer
  5. Select the files and folders you want to copy in the Droid Transfer file browser
  6. Click "Copy to PC" and select where on your PC you want to save these files

You can download the free trial of Droid Transfer below.

Free Droid Transfer Download
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Note that Droid Transfer also lets you copy files from your PC to your Android phone, as well as Manage and Delete files on Android as detailed in the Droid Transfer User Guide.

Detailed Steps

Run Droid Transfer on your PC and connect to your Android Device running Transfer Companion as described in our Setup Guide.

In Droid Transfer, click the 'File' Icon - Droid Transfer shows the files and folders on your Android device.

Droid Transfer Files section
Droid Transfer File Explorer

Using this file browser, you can view, copy, delete or add files to and from your Android device just like you would in Windows Explorer on your PC.

For example, let's say you want to copy an image that you sent on WhatsApp to your PC. To do this, simply navigate to the WhatsApp media folder on your Android device.

Copy WhatsApp attachments to computer

Select the item you want to copy. For this example, I have selected the "WhatsApp Animated GIFs" folder (1) and click "Copy to PC" (2)

Select where on your PC you would like to save a copy of the folder (let's say - our Desktop) then click OK.

Droid Transfer save files

A copy of the folder on your Android device has been made on your PCs Desktop.

Copied items

Troubleshooting tips

If you're having issues with viewing or copying your Android device files to your PC, please check that Transfer Companion App has permissions to access Storage on your Android device.

Tips on getting a stable connection between your phone and your PC can be found here:

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