How to add music to my microSD card

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to add music to my microSD card

Many devices such as mobile phones and some MP3 players, use microSD cards to access music files. You can put music on these microSD cards through your Windows computer. However, you need to have a way to read the card. You will at least need a card reader, which can be built into your computer or an external USB adapter. Some readers may not read microSD cards, but they can read standard SD cards. If this is the case, you will need an adapter to convert your microSD card into a standard SD card.

You'll need:
Steps to follow:

Insert your microSD card into an SD card adapter, which may have been included along with your microSD card. Make sure you slide the lock switch on the side of the adapter away from the "locked" position. Otherwise, you won't be able to write to the card.

How to add music to my microSD card - Step 1

Insert the SD card (where you just introduced the micro SD card) into the card reader. If the card reader is an external USB reader, insert it into a USB port on your computer. Windows will automatically recognise the card.


Go into the "AutoPlay" window to launch Windows Explorer and click "Open folder to view files". Alternatively, hold the "Windows" key and press "E".


Find the music folder, and highlight the music files you want to copy. To select multiple files, hold down the "Ctrl" key while clicking multiple files.


Hold the "Ctrl" key and press "C" to copy the files.


Click the microSD card drive letter to access the card. The drive letter is the first thing you see, if you selected "Open folder to view files" in the "AutoPlay" window.


Hold the "Ctrl" key and press "V" to start paste the files have been selected. This may take several minutes depending on the amount of files. Windows will display a progress window, so you will know when the copying is complete.


Now you know how to add music to your microSD card you may also want to know what graphics card you have on your computer or how to add a password to your USB drive.

If you want to read similar articles to How to add music to my microSD card, we recommend you visit our Computers category.

Write a comment

What did you think of this article?
1 comment
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!
How to add music to my microSD card
1 of 2
How to add music to my microSD card

Back to top