DocID: 14328 - How can I copy files between my Android device and computer?
DataViz, Inc. DATAVIZ-HOME

How can I copy files between my Android device and computer?

Document ID: 14328
Last Reviewed: 1/9/2012

This document applies to:
Documents To Go Full Version 3.0 for Android
Documents To Go Full Version 2.0 for Android
Documents To Go Viewer Edition 2.0 for Android
Documents To Go Standard for Android

Printer Friendly  Printer Friendly


Question:

How can I copy files between my Android device and computer?

Answer:

Here are suggestions for copying files to or from your Android phone:

  • Desktop Synchronization (Available on Windows Only)
    You can synchronize files & folders between your computer and device by downloading and installing "Documents To Go Desktop for Android" on your Windows computer and pairing it with Documents To Go on the device via the USB cable.

  • Cloud Storage (Documents To Go Full Version Only) 

    Documents To Go Full Version 3.0 supports document synchronization with Google Docs.  Any changes you make can be saved and synchronized back to the online account.  You can also create new files in Documents To Go and upload them to your account. 

How do I set up Documents To Go for Android to sync files from my Google Docs account?

  • USB Storage Mode
    You can copy files to the SD card in your Android phone by connecting it to a computer with a USB cable, then mounting the SD card as a removable storage device. This allows you to browse though the files and folders on the card, and copy files to or from it. To mount the SD card on the computer:

    1. Connect the Android phone to a computer using its USB cable.
    2. On the phone, slide down the Status Bar from the top of the screen.
    3. Select the "USB connected" notification, then select the Mount button.
    4. On the computer, if you are asked about what to do, select "Open folder to view files".
    5. If the SD card folder does not appear, go to My Computer and find it under Removable Storage.
       
  • Card reader
    You can copy files to your SD card if you have a compatible card reader for your computer. Take the SD card out of the phone and insert it into the card reader. The card will mount as a disk on your computer, just like using USB Storage Mode. You can copy files to the Documents folder on the SD 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 Android phone. When you receive the email on the phone, open the message and download/save/open the attachment.