Transfer Files - Macintosh - Android™ File Transfer
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Transfer Files - Macintosh - Android™ File Transfer

This shows how to transfer/move/upload music, pictures and videos between your Android device and a Mac. Our Troubleshooting Assistant can help you with other device issues if you aren't currently using the tool.

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  1. From the Macintosh desktop navigate Finder > Applications > Android File Transfer.
    Note If using Android File Transfer for the first time, double-click it to open it. After starting Android File Transfer once, it opens automatically whenever the device is connected to the computer.
    Android File Transfer application
  2. Connect the device to the computer with the USB cable.
  3. If prompted, select Get Started.
  4. The Android File Transfer window opens, displaying the contents of the device.
    Android File Transfer window
Transfer Files from a Macintosh to an Android Device
Transfer Files from an Android Device to a Macintosh
Create New Folder on the Android Device
Delete Files or Folders from the Android Device

 

 

Transfer Files from a Macintosh to an Android Device

  1. One or more files can be dragged from the computer to a folder within the Android File Transfer window.
    Note File sizes can be up to 4GB.
    Android File Transfer window

 

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Transfer Files from an Android Device to a Macintosh

  1. One or more files can be dragged from the Android File Transfer window to the computer.
    Android File Transfer window

 

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Create New Folder on the Android Device

  1. From the Android File Transfer window, click the New Folder icon.
    Note Located in the top-right corner of the window.
    New Folder
  2. Enter the desired name for the folder then press Enter.

 

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Delete Files or Folders from the Android Device

  1. Select one or more files or folders from the Android File Transfer window.
  2. From the top menu, navigate File > Delete.
  3. Select Delete to confirm.

 

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Last Modified: March 12, 2014
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