How to Transfer Pictures and Videos to a PC From a Samsung Galaxy Tablet

Cut images and videos from your Galaxy device to your computer.
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Your Samsung Galaxy tablet can store thousands of pictures and hundreds of videos, but it will eventually run out of space. To store more data on the tablet -- new apps also require free space -- you need to transfer some of the pictures and videos to your PC. Make sure you select to cut the images and videos instead of copying them. By cutting them, the images and videos are deleted after they are transferred to the computer.

1 Transferring Data to a PC

Connect the tablet to your PC using a USB cable, swipe down the bar at the top of the screen, and then tap "Connected as a camera." Tap "Media device (MTP)" to have Windows install the appropriate drivers in a few seconds, and then press "Windows-X" to display the Power User menu. Click "File Explorer," select the tablet's drive, and then open the "Internal Storage" folder. Open the "DCIM\Camera" folder to view your photos, select the ones you want to transfer, and then press "Ctrl-X" to cut them to the clipboard. Open the destination folder on the hard drive, and then press "Ctrl-V" to transfer the images from the tablet to the PC and delete them from the tablet. Repeat the procedure for videos, which are located in the Movies folder on the tablet. Find additional pictures in the Pictures and Downloads folders.

Nick Peers has been writing technology-related articles since 2003. His articles have appeared in dozens of technical publications, including MSN UK, CNET, BBC Who Do You Think You Are, LifeHacker UK and TechRadar. He holds a Masters in information technology degree from the University of East London.