How to Transfer Files from PC to SD Card? (3 Ways Included)

Posted by @Lily

September 19, 2018

Wanna transfer files from PC to SD card in Windows 7? Get efficient solutions from this page.

When to transfer files from PC to SD card?

SD (Secure Digital) card is a non-volatile memory card format. With high memory capacity, fast data transfer rate, great mobility and good security, it is favored by plenty of people. It is commonly used in portable devices like mobile phones, music players, cameras and so on. You can store photos, music, movies and games on an SD card and transfer them easily. There are some occasions when you want to transfer files from PC to SD card:

  • Move needed files from PC to SD card so that you have access to those files everywhere without taking the computer with you.

  • Move rarely-used files from PC to SD card in order to release space on your computer hard drive.

You have learned the advantages of transferring files from PC to SD card. Then, how to do file transfer efficiently?

How to transfer files from PC to SD card in Windows 7?

I’m going to show you how to transfer files from PC to SD card in Windows operating systems via three different solutions. Take Windows 7 for example:

Solution 1: Transfer files from PC to SD card by Cut/Copy and Paste

These are simply operations and are familiar to most computer users:

1. Connect the SD card to your computer and make sure it is detected.

2. Press “Win + E” to open “Computer”. Locate the files you want to move from your computer.

3. Cut/copy and paste the desired files from your computer to your SD card. You can also drag and drop items.

4. Safely disconnect your SD card.

Tips: If you use “Cut and Paste” method, the files you choose will only be saved on your SD card, thus releasing space on the local disk; if you use “Copy and Paste” method, you will get a duplicate of chosen files, thus keeping a backup on your computer.

Although it seems easy, it will be a tough work to transfer a large number of files by “Cut/Copy and Paste”, especially when the files are located in different folders. 

Solution 2: Transfer files from PC to SD card in Command Prompt

Some users prefer Command Prompt operations. Follow the guidance below:

1. Connect the SD card to your computer and make sure it is detected.

2. Press “Win + R” to open the Run dialogue. Type cmd and press Enter or click “OK” to open Command Prompt.

3. Type cd c:\Pictures and press Enter. “c:\Pictures” indicates the location of the files to be transferred.

4. Type copy tulips.jpg f: and press Enter. “tulips.jpg” indicates the file name with file extension and “f:” is the drive letter of the SD card.

5. Type exit and press Enter to exit Command Prompt. Safely disconnect your SD card.

Command Prompt

Solution 3: Transfer files from PC to SD card via a multifunctional freeware

AOMEI Backupper Standard, best free backup software, can help you with fast file transfer from PC to SD card. It offers you practical features of backup, sync, recovery and clone and it’s totally free! Learn detailed steps of transferring files from PC to SD card in Windows 7 using file sync functionality in AOMEI Backupper:

1. Connect the SD card to your computer and make sure it is detected.

2. Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper. Click “Backup” on the left pane, scroll down and select “File Sync”. 

File Sync

3. Click “Add Folder” in “Step 1” column.

Add Folder

4. In the pop-up window, click “Browse” to select the folder which contains the files to be transferred from PC to SD card. “Include subfolders” is checked by default. If you want to back up files with file extension, you may upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional and use “Filter settings”.

Select Source Folder

5. Click “Step2” column to select the SD card as destination location.

Select Destination Path

6. Click on “Start Sync” button to perform the operation.

 Start Sync

7. Safely disconnect your SD card.

Note: “File Sync” is a folder level data transfer. If you want to transfer files without folders, you can do “File Backup” in AOMEI Backupper and then restore the backup image to your SD card.

Summary

Now you know how to transfer files from PC to SD card in Windows 7 efficiently. The three solutions apply to Windows 10/8/Vista/XP as well. Compared to “Cut/Copy and Paste” and Command Prompt, AOMEI Backupper provides you with more options to do file transfer. What’s more, it helps you solve the problem that cloned to new computer Windows 7 won’t boot and it works as CompactFlash card copier if you own a CompactFlash card.