How to View Files on an SD Card on a Droid

by Matt Koble

Motorola's line of Droid smartphones use the Android operating system. When you put a MicroSD card into your Droid, it gives the phone more space for storing files, applications, music and other content. One of the first steps in managing the data is being able to find it. You can either plug the Droid into your computer and view the files using the Windows platform, or you can view the files on the actual phone. While viewing on the phone is quicker, connecting to your computer allows you to add new content from it.

Over the Computer

1

Connect your Droid to the mini-USB to USB cable that came with the phone. Connect the other end to your computer. Both devices should be on before connecting.

2

Click the Windows Start button on your computer, and select "Computer." Your phone will be listed here among your computer's hard drives and storage.

3

Click the "Removable Disk" entry used to signify the connected Droid. This screen shows the content of your phone's MicroSD card. You can add content by dragging and dropping it from its location into this window.

Through the Droid

1

Go to your Droid's home screen. Tap the "Apps" icon to open up a list of your phone's installed apps.

2

Scroll through the list and select "My Files." The icon looks like a manila folder.

3

Tap the "SD Card" option. The resulting list contains all the data on your MicroSD card. Tap a folder to open it, or hold your finger down on an entry to bring up a menu with Share and Delete.

Tip

  • Don't delete any files you're unfamiliar with, they may be important files that keep the Droid functioning properly.

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About the Author

Matt Koble has been writing professionally since 2008. He has been published on websites such as DoItYourself. Koble mostly writes about technology, electronics and computer topics.

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