How to Transfer Files to Kindle Fire, Transferring Data from PC to Kindle Fire

How to Transfer Files/Data to Kindle Fire?

By using Wi-Fi, you can access Internet and download files like music, videos, photos and documents to store on to your Kindle Fire. What if you don't have a Wi-Fi connection for accessing internet?

Don't worry, you can transfer files from a Windows or Mac computer to your Kindle Fire via a USB cable, no matter you want to trasnfer videos, transfer images or transfer eBooks to Kindle Fire, etc. And fortunately, it's pretty darn easy to transfer files from PC to Kindle Fire via USB cable. Just do as the following steps.

transfer files to kindle fire via usb cable

  1. Hook up USB cable to your Kindle Fire and computer, and your Kindle will appear as a removable mass-storage device.
    Tips: For Windows users, This driver is typically in the "Computer" or "My Computer" menu. For Mac users, it will appear on the desktop.
  2. Open the Kindle drive; you will see several folders inside.
  3. Locate the downloaded file and drag and drop it into the applicable content folders that show. Pics to pictures, vid to videos, etc.
  4. When finished, use your computer's undock, eject, or unmount feature to remove your Kindle, and unplug the USB cable.

But to be noticed, your Kindle Fire will only recognize the files you've transferred if:

  • The file is a supported file type.
  • Files are free of digital rights management (DRM) software.
  • Files are transferred to the correct folder for their type.

kindle fireKindle Fire Supported File Types

  • Documents: AZW, AZW1, TXT, MOBI (unprotected), PRC, DOC
  • Video: H.263 (.3gp, .mp4), H264 AVC (.3gp, .mp4), MPEG 4 SP/ASP (.3gp), VP8 (.webm)
  • Audio: AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1 (AAC+), HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+), AMR-NB (.3gp), AMR-WB (.3gp), MP3, MIDI, Ogg Vorbis (.ogg), PCM/WAVE (.wav)
  • Images: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP

If the files are not supported by Kindle Fire or they are with copyright protection, then how to enable your Kindle Fire to display them? To solve these problems, you need some programs to help you before you copy files to Kindle Fire.

To enable Kindle Fire to display files that are in not-supported file format, you can convert the files to Kindle Fire friendly format first with conversion software. For example, if you wanna play AVI videos that stored in your Mac computer, you can use Mac Video Converter for to Kindle Fire to convert AVI videos to Kindle Fire MP4 format, and then transfer the converted files to Kindle Fire via USB cable. And it's also the same to solve how to read ePub books on Kindle Fire.

Then how can Kindle Fire display DRM protected files? DRM Removal programs are needed. For instant, you may have some iTunes videos on your Macbook, which you'd like to transfer to Kindle Fire for playback, then how can you achieve that? You can use Video DRM Removal like iTunes Video Converter to help you remove the DRM protection from iTunes videos.

Thanks to technology, some programs can kill two hawks with one arrow. For example, if you wanna play DRM protected videos that are not in MP4 format on Kindle Fire, you can use Video Converter for Kindle Fire or DRM Media Converter to remove DRM protection from videos and convert them to Kindle Fire video format, which can save your time and effort. It's amazing, right?

So, do you have a clear clue to transfer files to Kindle Fire? Hope this article helps.

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