Article ID : 00266826 / Last Modified : 11/24/2021

How do I browse files on an Xperia device?

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    You can browse your files in the following 2 ways :

    • Directly on the device
    • By connecting the device via a USB cable to a computer

    Browsing files directly on your Android™ device

    Tips: Touch and hold a file to highlight it. You can then share share button the file, or tap more-option-button and then move or copy the file to another location.

    • You can browse photos, videos, or audio tracks on your device using pre-installed applications such as the Album, Music, and Video applications.
      Alternatively, you can use a file manager application for viewing, searching, renaming, and organizing your files and folders. File manager applications are available for download from Google Play™ Store.
      There is also a pre-installed file manager.
    • To browse files using the built-in file manager
      1. Find and tap the Files app new files icon . It's sometimes placed in the Other folder on the Apps screen.
      2. Tap Internal storage to browse the internal storage, SD Card (if available) to browse an external memory card.

    Browsing files using a computer

    • Connecting via USB
      • You can use a USB cable to connect your device to a computer to transfer and manage files and folders. Once the two devices are connected, you can use your computer's file explorer to drag and drop content between your computer and device, or between your device's internal storage and memory card.
      • To connect an Xperia® device to a Windows computer
        1. Connect your Xperia device to a Windows computer using a USB cable.
        2. Xperia device: If prompted, in the Allow access? dialog, tap ALLOW.
        3. Computer: Open Microsoft® Windows Explorer. Your Xperia device appears under Computer.