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How to Add Music to My Micro SD Card

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: August 22, 2023
How to Add Music to My Micro SD Card

In the age of ever-shrinking technology, MicroSD cards stand as iconic symbols of convenience and versatility. These diminutive data storage devices have reshaped the way we interact with our devices, from smartphones to cameras and beyond. Not only that, but MicroSD cards have become an integral part of accessing music files on various devices, such as mobile phones and certain MP3 players.

The following article by oneHOWTO we explain, step by step, how to add music to your MicroSD card. This ensures that your favorite melodies are at your fingertips across different devices.

You'll need:

  • MicroSD Card
  • Card Reader or Adapter
  • A computer or laptop running Windows
  • USB Cable (Optional)

Steps to follow:


Begin the process by inserting your microSD card into the accompanying SD card adapter, a component that may have been conveniently provided alongside your microSD card.

It's worth noting that on the side of the adapter, there's a lock switch that demands your attention. Your task here is to ensure that this switch is positioned away from the "locked" stance. Failing to do so could have implications – primarily, it could prevent you from effectively writing data onto the card.

How to Add Music to My Micro SD Card - Step 1

Now that you've adeptly positioned your microSD card into the SD card adapter, it's time to proceed by inserting the amalgamation – the SD card with its adapter – into the card reader.

In the event that your card reader is an external USB reader, your next move involves plugging it into one of the available USB ports on your computer.


With your SD card now inserted into the card reader and recognized by your computer, you're ready to access your data. Here are a couple of simple ways to get started:

  • Using AutoPlay: When you insert your SD card, you might notice the AutoPlay window pop up. This window offers a convenient option to launch Windows Explorer. Just click on "Open folder to view files," and you'll be able to explore the content on your SD card.

  • Keyboard shortcut: If you prefer a shortcut, you can press the "Windows" key and "E" key together. This quick combination opens up Windows Explorer directly, providing you with easy access to your SD card's files.

You might be interested in this other article that breaks down why your computer might not be picking up your external hard drive.


Now that you've taken the first steps to access your SD card's content, it's time to get to the music files you're interested in. Here's a simple guide on how to do it:

  1. Locate the music folder: Look for the "Music" folder within your SD card. This is where your music files are likely stored. It might be labeled as "Music" or something similar, depending on how you've organized your files.

  2. Selecting Files: To pick the specific music files you want to copy, simply click on the first file you want to select. If you're choosing more than one file, hold down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard while clicking on each additional file. This nifty trick allows you to highlight multiple files at once.

Once you've got all the files you're interested in highlighted, you're ready for the next step.


With the files selected, hold down the "Ctrl" key and press "C." This keyboard shortcut serves as your copy command, ready to copy the highlighted files.


To access your microSD card's content, simply follow these steps:

  • Open the MicroSD Card Drive: look for the drive letter associated with your microSD card. This letter indicates the specific location of your card within your computer's file system. If you previously clicked "Open folder to view files" in the AutoPlay window, the microSD card drive will be the first thing you see.

  • Access the Card: click on the microSD card's drive letter. This action instantly takes you inside the microSD card, allowing you to explore its content and access the music files you highlighted earlier.

To begin pasting the selected files onto your microSD card, follow these steps:

  1. Hold down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard and press "V." This key combination serves as the paste command, allowing you to initiate the copying process of the selected music files onto your microSD card.

  2. Depending on the number and size of the files, this process may take several minutes. Windows will display a progress window, keeping you informed about the ongoing copying process. Once the copying is complete, the progress window will let you know.

This simple procedure empowers you to seamlessly transfer your chosen music files to your microSD card. Enjoy organizing your music collection!

Before you go, be sure to check this other article, in which we explain how to recover deleted pictures from iPhone and Android.

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Chris johnson
I had no idea how to do this and your instructions were very simple to follow.
OneHowTo Editor
Thanks Chris, very glad we could help!
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