How to Transfer Files from Android to PC with 4 Ways

Want to transfer files from Android to PC for a backup but don’t know how? Read on this guide to see how to transfer files from Android to PC via 4 simple yet efficient ways.

By Bella Miller | Posted: Jan. 26, 2018, Last Updated: Apr. 18, 2018
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Keeping a lot of photos, messages, videos, movies, etc. on your Android phone, and wondering to transfer them to PC for a backup so as not to losing them? Or planning to switch to a new device, want to backup all your files to computer? No matter what reasons you want to transfer files from Android to PC, you just want a simple, efficient yet reliable way to do so. And Here in the following, we will show you two traditional ways to finish the task. Also, share you another time-saving yet labor-saving way to transfer files from Android to PC all at once & selectively.

Part 1. How to Transfer Files from Android to PC via AnyTrans for Android

If you prefer a way to transfer all files at once, then turn to the #1 Android data transfer tool – AnyTrans for Android to make it easily. With it, there’s no tech knowledge required and no endless waiting. Now, let’s get more from it.

  1. Everything on your Android phone will be safely moved to Windows PC in minutes. From contacts to messages, photos and videos to music, calendar events to apps, etc.
  2. All files will be organized by different folders on PC automatically, so you can access the files easily.
  3. Supports not only moving everything that matters to you, but also enables you to select certain needed items to transfer.
  4. The entire process just needs a single tap to get all things done.
  5. Besides, it also supports transferring files from PC to Android, from Android to Android, even from iPhone to Android.

Method 1. How to Transfer Files from Android to PC All at Once

Step 1 Download AnyTrans for Android and install it on your PC > Connect your Android phone to the computer via USB cable.

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Step 2 Click on Content to PC mode to go to the categories page.

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC All at Once – Step 2

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC All at Once – Step 2

Step 3 Check the categories you want to transfer to your PC > Select the export path > Click on Right Arrow to start the transferring process.

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC All at Once – Step 3

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC All at Once – Step 3

Method 2. How to Transfer Files from Android to PC Selectively

Step 1 Download AnyTrans for Android and install it on your PC > Connect your Android phone to the computer via USB cable.

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Step 2 Scroll down to go to the categories page > Choose the category you want to transfer to your PC. Here we take Photo Library for an example.

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC Selectively – Step 2

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC Selectively – Step 2

Step 3 Preview and select the photos you prefer > Click To Computer button on the upper right corner to move the selected photos to your PC now.

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC Selectively – Step 3

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC Selectively – Step 3

Step 4 After the transferring process completes, you can check them on your computer by clicking view files.

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC Selectively – Step 4

How to Transfer Files from Android to PC Selectively – Step 4

Part 2. Transfer Files from Android to PC via Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a traditional way for Android users to transfer data from Android to PC. But it is quite time-consuming, especially when you have a large amount of files need to be transferred. If you prefer a quick way to make it, just refer to Part 1.

Step 1 Go to Settings on your Android phone > Choose Bluetooth and turn Bluetooth on. Ensure your Android phone is set to be discoverable via Bluetooth.

Step 2 Go to Start on your PC > Settings > Bluetooth > When your Android device show in the list of devices, click on the Pair button next to it.

Step 3 Enter the passcode on both your PC and Android device > Tap OK on the Android device, and Yes on PC.

Step 4 Select Send or receive files via Bluetooth from your PC > Click on Receive files to receive the files from your Android phone.

Step 5 Choose Share option for the files on your Android device > Tap on Bluetooth option > Select your PC as the destination on the Android device.

Part 3. Transfer Files from Android to PC via Google Drive

If you have installed Google Drive app on both your PC and Android phone, then you can take advantage of this way to transfer files from Android to PC. But you have to meet one condition: log in with the same user account on your Android device and PC.

Step 1 Download and install Google Drive app on your Android phone > Open it > Tap on + button.

Step 2 Choose Upload option > Tap and hold on the folder or files you want to upload to Google Drive > Tap on Options symbol > Choose Send file option > Select Drive to send files to Google Drive.

Step 3 Download and install Google Drive on your PC > Run it and log in the same account you used on your Android device (If you have installed Google drive in your PC, you will have Google drive folder) > Open the Google Drive folder and you will see the files you just sent.

The Bottom Line

You may have succeeded in transferring files from Android to PC (Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP) with above 4 different ways. As you can see, AnyTrans for Android is the most labor-saving and time-saving way to help you transfer files from Android to laptop. In addition, if you will want to transfer files from PC to Android, from Android to Android, it can also be your good helper. Just give it a try now >

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.

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