How to move files to sd card
If you merely want to move photos, there is a pretty good guide at https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.wikihow.com/Move-Pictures-from-Android-to-SD-Card%3famp=1
If you merely want to change where your camera stores photos, where your browser stores downloaded items, where your radio app stores recordings, etc., you change that in your phone and/or app settings.
If you want to move more than that (such as moving videos you have downloaded from the web, pdf files you have downloaded, etc.) there are a variety of apps that will do the trick.
Some Android phones, such as the LG V20, come with a File Manager app already installed that you can use. Simply go to your list of apps and look for File Manager, and you can use that to accomplish the task. If your phone doesn't have a file mgmt app installed, there are several in the Play Store you can download for free. A popular one, and the one that I use since it can also manage your cloud storage, is ES File Explorer.
Once you have that installed, you can then navigate through your files and move what you want to your sd card.
For ES File Explorer, it has a feature rhat gives you quick access to files that it can readily categorize, making the moving of files pretty easy since you dont have to hunt them down on your phone. For some file types, though, you will need to dig into the folders yourself and find the files you want to move.
The steps to move files from your browser download folder would be:
1) when you first open the app you will see two boxes at the top. The one on left is Internal Storage. The one on the right is SD Card. Tap Internal Storage.
2) you will now see lots of folders. To browse the files in your Download folder, tap it.
3) to begin selecting files that you want to move, long press the first one you want to select. The mode will change to Select Mode and you can then Select All (button at top of screen), select additional files by tapping them, or tap a second one that's a distance away from the first one and then tap Select Interval (at top of screen) to select everything between the two you already selected (plus the first two you selected).
4) now that you have items selected that you want to move, tap Cut or Copy at the bottom of the screen (depending on if you want to keep the original), tap the tiny picture of a house in upper left of screen, select SD Card, navigate to where on the sd card you want the files (root directory of card, an existing folder, or create a new folder) and then tap Paste (bottom of screen).
If tou need to move files from another folder, it's kist as straightforward. The hardest part is finding what's stored where. For example, photos you have taken with your phone are normally stored in a folder named DCIM.
Use this tool with caution. Deleting the wrong file can result in apps no longer functioning correctly.
Hope that helps.
Oct 17, 2017 |