Transfer Files from Samsung Galaxy S2 to PC and Vice Versa

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If you want to reset your phone, you must back up your files first. Copying the important files stored on your phone to your computer will serve as your back up. Also, if you are planning to update or upgrade your phone on your own, then you must copy all your important files or data stored on your phone before you upgrade, for security purposes. If you need to transfer files from your Samsung Galaxy S2 to your PC or vice versa, you can follow the steps below.

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Transfer Your Phone's Files To Your Computer

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    Download the Kies software and install it on your computer.
    This will serve as your phone's driver. Drivers are used to make your computer detect your device.
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    After installing the Kies software, run it on your computer.
    It's better to run the application with administrative privileges.
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    Connect your phone to your computer with a USB cable.
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    On your desktop, open the "My Computer" application.
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    Your phone's storage will be accessible in this folder.
    Open it to see your files.
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    Now you can copy or transfer files from your phone to your computer.
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Transfer From Your Memory Card Or External Memory

If your desired files are not on the phone's internal storage, but are on a memory card, you can transfer them by following these steps:

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    Turn off your phone.
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    Take out your phone's memory card.
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    Put your memory card in the memory card reader connected to your computer.
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    Once your device is recognized by your computer, open the desired file, or files, that you want to transfer and copy to your computer.
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Transferring files (music and photos) from your computer to your Android phone use the same procedure. Below are step-by-step instructions you need to follow in order to do that. You need to make sure Samsung Kies Software has been installed on your computer to be able to perform this operation.

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Transfer Files From Your Computer To Your Phone

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    Double click the Samsung Kies Software on your PC to open it.
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    Connect your phone and your computer using a USB cable.
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    Once they are connected, Kies will display the menu.
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    In your library, click "Music".
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    You will see your music files.
    Check the ones you want to transfer to your phone.
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    As soon as you're done choosing files, click
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    Kies will now ask you to enter which memory (external or internal) you'd prefer to save your files to.
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    As soon as you are done selecting the preferred memory, the transfer will commence.
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    You can now safely remove your device from your PC.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Make sure that you've downloaded the Kies software properly or else it won't work.
  • Make sure that your computer has antivirus software running and updated.
  • If you are going to perform the second method or process, then you must have your memory card, in order to connect your memory card to your computer.
  • When you're done copying or transferring, do not forget to safely remove your device.
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Questions and Answers

My Samsung phone screen is broken and I need to transfer files to my computer?

My Samsung phone screen is broken and I need to transfer files to my computer. Is this possible? One thing to note is that the phone has a phone lock screen that requires a password. I have tried: Download Kies. I think it was caused by: I stepped on my phone by accident

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Transferring files to Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

I need to transfer a file to my Tab S2 from a mac, using Kies..but when I launch Kies... it just shows "music", "photos", "videos" folders on my tablet. I need to place this particular file in the "downloads" folder... is that possible?. I have tried: Launched Kies, connected the tablet to my iMac. I think it was caused by: I don't know

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Transfer files from S5 to iMac?

I want to transfer files from an 'external' SD card on my Samsung S5 mobile to an iMac. How can I do this? Kies does not seem to have this option?. I have tried: Just kids using

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Why doesn't my laptop see my Samsung Note II - I downloaded Kies, now when I go to my computer it doesn't show the phone?

I want to dump everything from my phone to my laptop and put my phone back to factory settings - I've downloaded Kies, opened by computer, but it doesn't show my phone. I have tried: Checking drivers, checking port. I think it was caused by: No idea

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Do I download the Kies Program?

I got new phone Galaxy J3, need to get pics off my Galaxy S 2, the SIM card apparently doesn't fit into new phone....

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I want to transfer games from Windows 7 compatible to Samsung Note2?

I want to transfer games from Windows 7 compatible to Samsung Note2. I have tried: Tried downloading. I think it was caused by: Don't know!

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Help trying to copy music from phone to computer?=

I have Samsung S2 and I'm trying to get the music from it, to the computer so I can put it into a CD

In order to perform this, you need to connect your device to your computer. After you have connected your device to your computer, a pop up will appear that will let you select and open files and folders.

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Locate your music on your device, and then all you need to do to copy files from your device to your computer is simply click and drag the files you want from your phone's folder, to the main screen of your computer.

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How do I transfer my voice recordings to my PC?

I just want to move my voice recordings to my PC and edit them using a program, but I don't know how. My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket and my Laptop is an Acer aspire with Windows 8.

The easiest way would be using Samsung's own sync software called Kies. You can download the Windows version here:

http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/

There are other ways you can transfer the files over. If you have a microSD USB card reader, you can simply copy the voice recording files from your phone to microSD and then take it out and use the card reader to transfer to Laptop.

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If you have both the phone and Laptop connected to the same WiFi network, you can also transfer it over the air. Use the WiFi transfer app from the play store here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smarterdroid.wififiletransfer&hl=en

Lastly, you can transfer/share your files using cloud storage. Either Dropbox or Google drive will work. You just need to sign up for an account on your phone and then upload the files. Log in again from the Laptop to the same account and you should be able to download them.

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How to transfer games from Samsung Galaxy S2 to another Android device?

Can't find the actual games on my phone

If you are referring to the game's saved data, then you will need to have root access on both phones to do this. Use the app Titanium backup from the play store to do the backup and restore of your game's data files. You can check out the app here:

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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.keramidas.TitaniumBackup&hl=en

See more questions like this: Can't get photos off my Android Samsung Galaxy S2

I am looking for software or a download that for my computer that will allow easy import of my pictures and stuff from my phone?

I am looking for software or a free download that for my PC for easier import of my pictures and stuff. Do you know of any other than Mobilego?

Earose2011 answered: If you connect your device to your computer you'll get the window pop up that will ask you what you want to do with your device. From here you can simply click the option to import all pictures and videos from your phone into a folder.

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Internal stored photos from phone to PC?

Trying to empty my photos stored on internal memory to my Toshiba PC from a Samsung Galaxy SII via USB.

There are two methods you can try to transfer your photos from phone to PC. The first will require the Kies sync software, which you can download from Samsung's site here:

http://content.samsung.com/us/contents/aboutn/kiesIntro.do

The installation will include the USB mobile drivers for your phone and you can use the software to make your transfer.

If you don't want to install the whole Kies software package, you can just install the USB drivers, found here:

http://samsung-mobile-phone-usb-driver-software.updatestar.com/

Once installed, plug your phone into your PC's USB port and select MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) to make your photo transfers.

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I can't find Samsung Kies.

There are a lot of ways for you to launch your Samsung Kies that you installed on your computer. Here are the things you need to know.

How to Launch the Launcher from the Root Folder:

1. On your computer, go to the Start button located on the bottom left side.

2. On the pop up menu, click on the "Computer".

3. On the computer panel, on the left hand side of the screen under the Computer, you will see your Local Disk (C:) or if you have a dual boot select the correct drive.

4. Once you have accessed the local drive, you will see a lot of folders. Click on the "Program Files" then look for the folder "Samsung Kies" and open it.

5. Click on the executable file that looks like a letter K with a Letter I in orange color, and the Samsung Kies will be launched on your computer.

Launch using the search menu.

1. On your computer, click the "Start button" located on the left side bottom of the screen

2. On the pop up menu, click the "Search programs or file". Then type the Samsung Kies and "Do Not" press on enter.

3. There will be a list of applications shown on screen from the Start menu panel and the Samsung Kies application or folder will be listed. Look for the launcher to launch the program and start working with it.

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Launch from the List of programs:

1. This is not the same as with the first suggestion, as you will find this in the Start menu only. Click the Start button again.

2. On the Menu, there will be a portion that says All Programs. Click or point the cursor only.

3. From the list of folders, keep on scrolling down till you find the Samsung Kies folder and click it then click the "Launcher" to launch the program.

Launch using Command Prompt

You can also launch a program on your computer by simply using the command prompt. Just open the command prompt and once you have it open, type the direct command of "start" then put a space "Kies.exe". Give it a few seconds and then it will run on your computer.

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Transferring Samsung Galaxy 2 on to PC?

I am trying to transfer my data from my Samsung (which is not working) to my PC. I have installed the Kies website, and have done what they have suggested, and have tried to connect the phone using the USB but it will not connect. Please tell me how can I get my data over!!!!!

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You have to keep on trying the USB option, as that is the easiest method. Consider that your Samsung device is not working anymore. However, if it's your first time actually connecting your Samsung to your computer, it may not work because you have to authorize your computer to access your device from your device. If your Samsung won't even turn on, you won't be able to do this.

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It asks me to download a file from VisiHow to allow me to transfer files from my Galaxy g2 Samsung to my laptop. Is it safe and which file should I download, there were 4 of them

Trying to download files from my S2 Samsung to my iPhone

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Any pictures taken after Aug. 21st are not transferring to my computer?

Any pictures taken after Aug. 21st are not transferring to my computer.

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How can I transfer my pictures from my S2 to my PC?

The screen on my phone is broken, but before I can send files to my PC I have to enter my password and turn on my USB storage. This is impossible because my phone is blank and the Kies app keeps on asking me to enter password on device.

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Hello, I can see my device, but when I try to copy something (just a picture), it loads indefinitely?

And then it says - device may be disconnected

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Deleted texts and attached pictures?

I want to recover deleted texts and pictures attached to them

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Do I need a carrier to put my Samsung S2 Card into, so that it will fit in my Scan Disk card reader please?

Download photo's from Samsung S2

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When I plug in my S2, what folder would my photos from camera will be in?

I am unable to find my photos when my S2 is plugged in

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It still tells me to insert a disk after downloading the Kies app?

When I open the computer I can not access my files from my phone. It keeps on showing me "insert a removable disk". I need my files urgently! Please help

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How to detect my Samsung internal memory in laptop?

Please give me some ideas to find mobile internal memory with system, to recover the files on my laptop.

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