Your Kindle Fire supports more than just content you download from the Amazon store. By connecting your Kindle to your computer, you can also transfer personal content, including books, music, pictures, videos and documents. Unlike official Amazon content, however, personal files are not stored in the cloud.

Connecting the Kindle Fire

You can connect to your PC using the included micro-USB cable you use to charge the device. After you unlock the Kindle Fire's screen, the device appears as an external drive in Windows 8's File Explorer. Drag and drop files into the appropriate Kindle Fire folders, such as Pictures, Music or Documents. You can't use the Kindle as a device while this connection remains active. To sever the connection and regain the general functionality of the Kindle, select "Disconnect" at the bottom of the screen and eject the device within File Explorer. You can then safely disconnect the USB cable.