Move Images from SD Card to Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

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You may have a situation where you have purchased a new or used Galaxy Tab but did not purchase a microSD card. In such instances, all information will automatically be stored in the system memory of your Tab S2. This means that when you do purchase a microSD card, you will probably need to move information from the system memory to the card. In this tutorial, we will show you how to move data from your Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 system memory to your microSD card.

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Note that after following these steps, you may find some information still saves to the system even after you have installed an SD card. To fix this make sure you visit our tutorial on how to change the default storage location from memory to removable memory.

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Moving Images to System Memory

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    Make sure that you have the ES file Explorer application installed
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    If you do not please visit our tutorial on how to install the ES File Explorer.
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    Once you have ES File Explorer installed, you will need to locate the icon on your system, and then press it one time.
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    This will take you to the ES File Explorer menu
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    Depending on the type of file you would like to move, you will need to take different actions. In this case, you will see that all files are listed in ES Explorer according to category and preference.
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    To move files from your microSD card to the system memory, we will want to tap one time on the SD card icon.
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    Tapping on the SD card icon will give us a list of files
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    In this case, we know we are going to move an image; therefore, we will tap on the 'DCIM' folder.
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    Under this folder, we will find 'Camera'
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    Tap once on 'Camera'.
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    After we have tapped on 'Camera', we will see our image or images in 'Camera'
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    Because we have already selected the SD card, we know that these files are stored on our SD card. Now, tap one time on the image you want to move.
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    When you tap on the image, you will be given a menu asking you how you would like to browse the images
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    Our preference is to always use the built-in ES image browser for this type of function; so, tap once on 'ES Image Browser'.
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    Now, you should see your image
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    Look in the upper-right area and tap one time on the three dots that can be seen. If you cannot see them, tap once on the image; and the three dots should appear.
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    After you have tapped on the three dots, you will be given a small pop-up menu
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    Tap once on 'Share'.
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    After you have tapped on 'Share', you will see the option to 'ES Save to...'
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    Tap one time on 'ES Save to...'
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    After tapping on 'ES Save to...', you will see a list of different files and folders that will pop-up
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    These are all of the folders in your system memory. In this case, we are going to tap on 'DCIM', because this is where our pictures are stored. You should also see a little camera icon on the folder.
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    Then, you will be taken to a folder that shows you 'Camera' and 'Screenshots' folders
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    Tap one time on the 'Camera' folder.
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    Now you will be in an empty folder or a folder with your other images, depending on whether you have other images stored here
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    Tap 'Select' to select the folder to save your image to.
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    You should receive a pop-up menu, and you should be taken back to your image at that point.
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Confirm Your Image Moved Successfully

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    To confirm that the image transfer was successful, you can simply press the home button one time.
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    Tap once on Gallery
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    Here, you will now see that there are two separate copies of the same image
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    One with a camera icon, and one with an SD icon.
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    Congratulations
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    You have successfully moved an image from the SD card to the system memory for your Samsung Galaxy Tab S2.
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See other tutorials on Galaxy Tab S2: Download and Install ES File Explorer on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Insert Memory Card for Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Remove Memory Card for Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Move Apps from Memory Card to System Memory for Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Move Apps from System Memory to Memory Card for Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Check if a Samsung Charger or Cable Is Original, Move Images from Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 to SD Card, Unmount SD Card for Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Mount SD Card for Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Check Android Storage for Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, and Encrypt SD Card on Samsung Galaxy Tab S2.

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Questions and Answers

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