How to Transfer Zip Files From a PC Desktop to a SD Card (5 Steps)
By Amanda Kondolojy
Zip files are compressed folders that allow you to make large files substantially smaller so that they are more portable. Transferring Zip files to an SD card is a great way to take large multimedia, spreadsheet or image files with you on the road. Because SD ports are so common, transferring files to an SD card is a practical way to keep your files close at hand when traveling.
Create a folder on your desktop. Move all the zip files you want to transfer into this folder, and then name it something you will remember. If you aren't sure if your card has enough room for your files, you can right-click this folder and then click "Properties" to see the size of the files you wish to transfer.
Insert your SD card into your computer's SD port. The SD port is usually located on the front of the computer and is the short and skinny slot. If you have a USB adapter, simply plug the SD card into the slot and then plug the USB cord into your computer.
Open the SD card in "My Computer." Simply click on the card icon, and a window will open displaying the contents of the SD card. If you need to check how much space you have left on your SD card, simply right-click the icon and then select "Properties" and this will display the total space used and free space available.
Open the folder you created in Step 1 and drag the files to the SD card window. A window will pop up once the transfer has started, and will close once it has finished.
Remove your SD Card. After the transfer window has closed you may unplug your SD card safely by gently pressing it.
- SD cards are less durable than USB flash drives, so it is very important to keep them in a safe place where they won't be damaged.