Transfer Multimedia Files to and from Sony Xperia

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Most of us like to install or transfer multimedia files onto our devices, or to transfer multimedia files from our mobile to our computer. If you have a Sony Xperia device, it's easy, and you don't need to download the application for transferring, as it should be automatically installed in your computer once you connect your mobile to your computer.

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Moving Files To And From Your Sony Xperia

In this article we will provide you basic instructions for transferring multimedia files to and from your Sony Xperia mobile.

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    You need to have your Sony Xperia USB connector/cable
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    You MUST use the connector cable that came with your mobile. You can try a connector that is compatible to your mobile, but they never work as well as the one intended for your device, and often, if they are cheap ones, don't work at all. If you've lost, or misplaces the original cable, it would be best if you purchased exactly the same one that came with your Sony Xperia.
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    Connect your USB connector to your Sony Xperia mobile, and then to your computer
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  3. 3
    Once connected there will be a popup message on your mobile, asking you to install PC Companion
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    Tap "Install" to install this application on your computer.
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    After you install the PC Companion, it will give you an option to install another application that you can use to transfer multimedia files
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    The best one is "Media Go". # On the PC Companion, click on "Media Go" to install it on your computer.
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    Then on Media Go, you should see your Sony Xperia device has been recognized by it
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    Click on your device, and it will show the options like photos/video.
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    Click on the multimedia type of file you want to transfer.
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    Locate the file you want to transfer, highlight it, and then drag it to the library of your computer
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    It will then copy to your computer from your mobile and vice versa. # If you want to copy from your computer to your mobile, go to the Media Go library and click the multimedia file type that you want to transfer, and then select the file you want to transfer. Drag this to your mobile device, and it will be copied.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • No Media Go? If you do not have Sony Media Go on your device to install on your computer, visit the official Sony website to download Sony Media Go.

Questions and Answers

Can I transfer music to my Xperia without using Media Go?

I am using a work Laptop and I can't install Media Go.

Yes, you can transfer music files from your computer to your Sony Xperia phone without using Media Go. You can transfer music files from your computer to your phone using Windows Explorer by doing the following.

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  • Using the original USB cable, connect your phone to your computer.
  • Wait until your phone is detected by your PC.
  • Open "My Computer" on your PC.
  • You will now see your internal storage and your SD card as external disks.
  • You may now drag and drop music files between your phone and your PC.
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For some reason my PC doesn't find my phone?

I've plugged in my Phone, it is turned on, my PC does make the sound that it did find it, but it doesn't show up in my explorer as an external hard drive

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How to transfer music from device to computer?

Hello! Yes, I am trying to transfer my music from my Sony Xperia to my computer so that I can then transfer the music to an mp3 player. I was using a USB cord that came with the mp3 player, but just read I would need the USB cord that came with the phone? I have tried: I have used a different USB cord other than the one that came with the Sony phone, but was unsuccessful at transferring the media files. I think it was caused by: Unsure.

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Transferring music from my Xperia, to my laptop?

Hi! I want to transfer music from my mobile phone to my laptop, but it only offers options to transfer pictures/videos. I'm going to try again & see if I'm missing anything, but any advice you have would be most welcome!. Thanks & I hope you're well. I have tried: Ahha, it's working!! Sorry to have troubled you. Hope you have a fab day!

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Why transferring music file to Xperia z5 isn't working?

When I try to transfer some mp3 files to my Xperia z5 using Xperia companion, I get a message that the files have been transferred, but when I check my mobile phone, the music files are not present in the phone. I have tried: Tried copying the files. I think it was caused by: I don't know

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