How to Transfer Files from Android to PC

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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 demo 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.

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.

As an example - lets say you want to copy an image that you sent on Whats App to your PC.Navigate to the WhatsApp media folder on your Android device.

Select 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 (lets say - our Desktop) then click OK.

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

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Latest Comments

Jose M. Guil wrote...
After following your instructions, I am unable to transfer any file from my Android phone to my Windows PC; always show the message: "Droid Transfer lost its conexion to your Android device". The Android icon even doesn't appear on the PC screen.
I would like to see the soft before buying.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Jose M. Guil Please open a support ticket on our online helpdesk detailing which version of Android you are using as well as the model of Android device you have. This will enable us to better assist with this issue.