How to Transfer Audio From an SD Card

by Catherine Hewson

Secure Digital cards are commonly used in devices such as digital cameras and camcorders, MP3 players and video game consoles like the Nintendo Wii and DS. You can use an SD card as a storage device for audio. Transferring the audio you store on your SD card to your computer requires using an SD card reader and selecting the folder that you would like to transfer the audio into.

Check the front of your computer to see if your computer has a built-in SD card reader. The reader is a slot with the designation "SmartMedia" or "SD" right above or below the slot. You can purchase an external SD-card reader if your computer does not come with one.

Connect your purchased external SD-card reader to the computer via the included USB cable. Your computer should automatically install driver for the SD-card reader. If it does not, you can install the driver by either downloading it from the manufacturer's website or inserting the included CD into your computer. If your computer has a built-in SD-card reader, skip this step.

Insert your SD card into the SD-card reader slot. The card should be inserted with the gold part pointing down and toward the slot.

Click Start, and then "Computer." Double-click the icon for your SD card under "Devices with removable storage."

Double-click the folder on your SD-card reader that contains the audio you want to transfer to your computer.

Right-click the audio file and select "Copy."

Navigate to the folder that you want to transfer the audio to on your computer. You may prefer to transfer the audio to your "Music" folder, which you can access by clicking Start, and then clicking "Music" on the Start menu.

Right-click within the folder and select "Paste" to begin transferring the music from your card to the computer. Wait for the transfer dialog box to complete before disconnecting the SD card from the computer.

About the Author

Catherine Hewson has been writing professionally since 2006, contributing to a variety of websites. She is also a technical writer with extensive experience in Android/iPhone development and PC repair. Hewson holds a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems from the University of Michigan-Flint and works as an IT project manager.

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