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How to Transfer Files from the Samsung Galaxy Tab to Your PC

By Dan Gookin

If you want to copy files from your Galaxy Tab to a computer, you just need a basic understanding of how to copy, move, rename, and delete files. It also helps to be familiar with what folders are. Then, you can copy over your pictures and videos, and you can copy over music or audio files.

Follow these steps to copy a file from your computer to the Galaxy Tab:

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1Connect the Galaxy Tab to the computer, using the USB cable.

The AutoPlay dialog box appears. Don’t be concerned if it doesn’t. Some computers are programmed to ignore newly connected devices.

2From the AutoPlay dialog box, choose the option Open Folder/Device to View Files.

If the Auto Play dialog box doesn’t open, open the Computer window, then open the Galaxy Tab’s icon, and then open the Tablet icon.

The folder window you see looks like any other folder in Windows. The difference is that the files and folders in that window are on the Galaxy Tab, not on your computer.

The name of the cellular Galaxy Tab device is SCH-I905; the Wi-Fi version is GT-P7510. You may see those names when mounting the Tab into your computer’s storage system.

3Locate the files you want to copy from the Galaxy Tab to your computer.

Open the folder that contains the files, or somehow have the file icons visible on the screen.

Pictures and videos on the Galaxy Tab are stored in the DCIM/Camera folder.

Music on the Galaxy Tab is stored in the Music folder, organized by artist.

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4Drag the File icon from the Galaxy Tab to a folder on your computer.

If you want to be specific, you can place the file into any folder on your computer.

5Close the folder windows and disconnect the USB cable when you’re done.

Any files you’ve copied are now stored on your computer.