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How can I copy files to my BlackBerry from a computer?

Document ID: 14226
Last Reviewed: 2/8/2010

This document applies to:
Documents To Go Premium 2.0 for BlackBerry
Documents To Go Standard 2.0 for BlackBerry
Documents To Go Premium 1.0 for BlackBerry (OS 4.5/4.6)
Documents To Go Premium 1.0 for BlackBerry (OS 4.7 and above)
Documents To Go Standard 1.0 for BlackBerry (OS 4.5/4.6)
Documents To Go Standard 1.0 for BlackBerry (OS 4.7 and above)

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Question:

How can I copy files to my BlackBerry from a computer?

Answer:

Files can be synchronized or copied between your BlackBerry and a computer. The ability to synchronize documents was first included in version 2.0 of Documents To Go Premium Edition. Even if you cannot synchronize, there are several ways to copy files between your computer and BlackBerry.


Synchronize files:

Starting with Documents To Go 2.0 Premium Edition, you can synchronize your documents between your computer and BlackBerry via USB cable:

  • Desktop Synchronization (Windows only)
    Windows users can easily sync files between their computer and device via USB cable. Once the files are set to sync, any edits made will automatically be transferred upon synchronization. Synchronization occurs between a program called "Documents To Go Desktop for BlackBerry" on your computer, and an application called "Documents To Go Files" on the BlackBerry. Both of these apps are installed separately from the main "Documents To Go" apps (Word To Go, Sheet To Go, Slideshow To Go).

    How can I synchronize files between my BlackBerry and a desktop computer?


Copy files:

Even if you cannot synchronize, there are several ways to copy files from your computer to your BlackBerry (or from your BlackBerry to your computer). Here are a few suggestions:

  • Mass Storage Mode
    You can copy files to your BlackBerry by connecting it to a computer with a USB cable and enabling Mass Storage Mode on the handheld. Mass Storage Mode allows you to mount a Media Card (and Device Memory on some models) as a storage drive on the computer. This is usually the best option if you have a Media Card, or if you have a BlackBerry model that supports mounting the Device Memory via Mass Storage Mode.

    How do I copy documents to my BlackBerry using Mass Storage Mode?

  • Media Manager
    You can copy files to your BlackBerry by connecting it to a computer with a USB cable and using the Media Manager application, which is part of the BlackBerry Desktop Manager. The Media Manager allows you to access files on the Device Memory of any model, so this is usually the best option if you do not have a Media Card and your BlackBerry does not support mounting the Device Memory via Mass Storage Mode.

    How do I copy documents to my BlackBerry using the Media Manager?

  • Bluetooth
    You can wirelessly copy files to the handheld if your computer and Blackberry are both equipped with Bluetooth. If you need help using Bluetooth on your computer, please refer to the documentation that came with your computer or Bluetooth hardware.

    How do I copy documents to my BlackBerry using Bluetooth?

  • Card reader
    You can copy files to your BlackBerry if you have a Media Card for your BlackBerry and a card reader for your computer. Take the media card out of the BlackBerry and insert it into the card reader. The card will mount as a disk on your computer, just like using Mass Storage Mode. You can copy files to the Documents folder on the Media Card, or to another folder of your choice. You can also copy files from the card to the computer.

  • Email attachment
    You can send files as email attachments from your computer to your BlackBerry if it can download native email attachments. Open the email on the handheld and download the attachment (save it to the Device Memory or Media Card first, or open it directly from the email). Click here to see the requirements for downloading native email attachments on a BlackBerry.