SD card: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Learn how to format the SD card and manage files using the SD card, internal storage, and a computer.

 

 

 

 

Format SD card

 

Formatting the SD card deletes all data on it. You may wish to format the SD card if you want to delete the files, if files or apps on the SD card are not working, or if the SD card is not working.

 

To format the SD card while inserted in the device, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. Under 'SD card,' tap Format SD card.
  5. Tap Format SD card again to confirm. Follow any additional prompts.

 

 

Insert / remove SD card

 

To insert or remove the SD card, follow these steps:

 

  1. Remove the cover from the microSD card slot on the side of the device.
  2. Line up the card with the gold strips facing down. (1)
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  3. Firmly press the card into the slot until you hear a click and the card stays inserted. (2)
  4. To remove the card, firmly press the card into the slot and release it. The card should pop partially out.

 

 

Open / delete files

 

Open or delete files using the computer

To open or delete files on the SD card using a computer, follow these steps:

 

  1. Connect the tablet to your computer using the USB cable.
  2. Tap Massstorage.
  3. Tap Mount.
  4. Tap OK.
  5. On the computer, a Removable Disk window appears. Click Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer.
  6. Navigate to the file you want to delete.
  7. Press the Delete key on the computer keyboard.
  8. Tap Yes to confirm.

 

Open or delete files using the device

To open or delete files on the SD card using the device, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap My files.
  3. Tap external_sd.
    • Note: The memory card may have a different name.
  4. Navigate to the file you wish to delete.
  5. Tap the Menu key.
  6. Tap Delete.
  7. Tap Confirm deletions.

 

 

Set default memory storage

 

Changing the default memory location is not supported

  • All camera photos save to the device memory.
  • All other media files save to the memory card. All applications save to the device memory.

 

 

Transfer files

 

Transfer files between computer & SD card

To transfer files and pictures between the computer and SD card, follow these steps:

 

  1. Connect the tablet to your computer using the USB cable.
  2. Tap Massstorage.
  3. Tap Mount.
  4. Tap OK.
  5. On the computer, a Removable Disk window appears. Click Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer.
  6. Navigate to a file on your memory card.
  7. Copy the file.
  8. Paste the file to a folder on your computer.
  9. On your tablet, tap Turn off.
  10. Disconnect your tablet.

 

 

Transfer files between internal storage & SD card

We're sorry, but this may not be a supported feature on your device model.

 

 

View free SD card space

To view the amount of free SD card storage, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap SD card and phone storage.
  4. Under External SD card, view the Available space listed.