How to Transfer Large Files on a Samsung Galaxy S III

In Windows, portable devices appear as disk drives under Computer.
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Transferring large media files such as movies and TV shows using the Samsung Galaxy S III's internal and external storage is usually fastest with a micro USB cable. While you can store large files on your internal storage, the Galaxy S III formats its microSD cards using FAT32, which means no single file can be larger than 4GB. The Galaxy works like a USB hard drive with Windows.

1 Transfer Files Via USB

Connect the Galaxy S III to the PC using its USB cable. Press "Ctrl-E" to open File Explorer and then open your smartphone's disk drive under the Portable Devices section under Computer. Open the folder where you wish to transfer your files. Drag and drop or copy and paste files onto the smartphone the same way you would files on your PC. For example, select your files and press "Ctrl-C" to copy, and then open the destination folder and press "Ctrl-V" to paste.

2 Warnings

Information in this article applies to the Samsung Galaxy S III and Windows 8 and 8.1. Procedures may vary with different versions or products.

Located in Denver, Chad Davis has been writing about technology for more than 10 years. He is a technical writer for information technology and product development. Davis provides grant writing and marketing services to small businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in professional writing from the University of New Mexico.