Android Basics – How to copy a folder from your computer to an Android device using Android File Transfer

You can copy a folder from your computer to your Android device (Phone, tablet, Android TV) using Google’s Android File Transfer App and your USB cable.


  • Computer
  • Android Device (phone, tablet, Android TV, Android TV Box)
  • USB Cable
  • Android File Transfer App


  1. If you haven’t already done so, download and install Android File Transfer on your computer.

  1. Open your Android device.
  2. Using the USB cable for your device, connect your Android device to your computer.
    Android File Transfer App should launch automatically.
  3. Your Android device will display a permission dialog. Click “Allow”.
    The Android File Transfer Window will be displayed on your computer
  4. Browse your computer for the folder you want to copy over. Drag it to the Android File Transfer Window.
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  • Some USB cables do not support file transfer and so this method might not work for you.