How to Transfer Files from Android to Computer?

Q: I have recorded a few videos on my Samsung captivate and I can't figure out how to upload them on my computer. Can someone tell me step by step how to do this? I've tried emailing myself the videos but the files are too big. Also, how do I upload music from my computer to my phone? Thanks for everything! - From Android Support Forum

No matter you like it or not, Android smart phones have become the most popular mobile phone in the market. And its full-functional design makes it also become a good entertainment device in the daily life and work. Thus, it is inevitable that you may have lots of video, music or photos on the phone and want to backup them on the computer to avoid data losing, and at the same time, you may also need to upload the files on your computer to the Android phone for sharing or viewing whenever you want and wherever you are. Therefore, we write this article to show you the simplest way to share or copy files between Android phone and computer.

To reach it, you need a powerful Android File Manager as your assistant. With it, you can transfer everything on your mobile phone to computer/PC in a few clicks. And you can manage some special data like apps, messages, or contacts in the program directly. After using the tool, no matter you want to import files from the computer to your phone or export files from Android phones to computer, the task can be done quickly. Now, just get the free trial version and follow the below steps to see how easy the program works.

Transfer/Share Files (Photos, Music, Movie) between Android and PC

First of all, please be sure your mobile phone is connected to the computer and the USB debugging is opened. If you're not sure, you can follow the below tips to check it:
- For Android OS 2.0-2.3, Go to Setting->Application->Development->USB Debugging;
- For Android OS 3.0-4.1, go to Setting->Developer Options-> USB Debugging;
- For Android OS 4.2 or later, go to Setting-> Developer Options, (If you did not find the Developer Options, go to About Device, and tap "Build number" 7 times in rapid succession then back to the Setting page, and then you will find it.), Turn on Developer Options->USB Debugging.

After that, just choose "USB debugging opened" and click "Next" button to detect your device and install USB driver to your PC. Just follow the instructions to finish the installation and then you can see the detailed information of your Android phones like Samsung, HTC, Motorola, etc. in the interface.

Here, you can see different options on the top of the panel, such as Apps, Music, Photo, Video, Book, and so on. According to the type of your desired files, choose the right option, and then import or export files between the phone and computer as you like.

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