Move or copy files to your SD card

Files by Google works on Android version 5.0 and up. If you don’t have the app, you can download it from the Play Store.

Move or copy files through the browse tab

  1. On your Android device, open Files by Google Files by Google. Learn how to view your storage space.
  2. On the bottom, tap Browse Browse.
  3. Under "Categories," tap a category or under "Storage devices," tap Internal storage.
  4. Find the file you want to move.
  5. If you can't find the Down arrow Down arrow next to the files, tap List view List.
    • To move one file:
      1. Tap the Down arrow Down arrow.
      2. Tap Move to SD card or Copy to SD card.
    • To move multiple files:
      1. Tap the Down arrow Down arrowand then Select.
      2. Next to each file you want to move, check the circle.
      3. At the top, tap More Moreand then Move to or Copy to. A "Move to" or "Copy to" prompt will appear.
      4. Select SD card.

Move files through clean tab

  1. On your Android device, open Files by Google Files by Google. Learn how to view your storage space.
  2. On the bottom left, tap Clean Clean.
  3. On the "Move to SD Card" option, tap Select and free up.
    • Next to "Free up," you’ll find the amount of space you’ll save.
  4. Select which files you would like to move.
  5. Tap Move to SD Card.

Troubleshooting

Can't find your SD card

If Files by Google doesn't show your SD card, open the device's Settings app, go to Device maintenance and then Storage, then check if your SD card is recognized. If the card is recognized by the Settings app but doesn't appear in Files by Google, send us feedback from the app through Menu Menu and then Help & feedback, so we can investigate.

If files moved to SD card are corrupted or shows 0B

Restart the device. If you still have the issue, send us feedback from the app through Menu Menu and then Help & feedback, so we can investigate.
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