How to Transfer Music From an SD Card to a Computer

by Bonnie Conrad
SD cards provide a great deal of secure storage.

SD cards provide a great deal of secure storage.

SD Card Toolbox image by Ron-Heidelberg from Fotolia.com

Secure digital (SD) cards and similar storage devices provide an excellent way to transfer a large quantity of information quickly. The storage capacity of these devices has soared in recent years. These days, SD cards with a capacity of between 2GB and 2TB are available at reasonable prices. Transferring files back and forth between a computer and an SD card takes only a matter of minutes, but it is important to do correctly.

Step 1

Log on to your computer and locate a free USB port. Connect the flat end of your USB cable to the port on your computer and the square end to the card reader.

Step 2

Insert the SD card into the slot on the card reader. Right-click "My Computer" and locate the drive letter that corresponds to your card reader.

Step 3

Locate the music files you want to transfer to your computer. Highlight those files, right-click and choose "Copy" from the menu. Highlight the folder on your computer where you want to save those files, right-click and choose "Paste" from the menu. Your music files will now be transferred to your computer.

About the Author

Based in Pennsylvania, Bonnie Conrad has been working as a professional freelance writer since 2003. Her work can be seen on Credit Factor, Constant Content and a number of other websites. Conrad also works full-time as a computer technician and loves to write about a number of technician topics. She studied computer technology and business administration at Harrisburg Area Community College.

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