How to Download Music to a Memory Card

By Stephen A. Powell

Downloading music onto memory cards allows you to conveniently transport and store your digital audio. Some personal computers come equipped with built-in memory card readers. However, external devices still provide download capability for those who do not own memory card-ready computers. In either case, the drag and drop process allows you to store your favorite music onto memory cards.

Things You'll Need

  • Digital audio file
  • Memory card
  • Memory card reader (optional)
  • Device to control the memory card (optional)
  • USB cable (optional)

Step 1

Insert the memory card into an external memory card reader or device associated with the memory card, such as a PDA.

Step 2

Connect the external memory card reader or device to your computer using a USB cable. Insert one end of the USB cable into the USB port on the external memory card reader or device. Insert the other end of the USB cable into the USB port on the computer.

Step 3

Wait for the computer to recognize the external memory card reader or device. You will access the external memory card reader or device as if it were a drive in your file manager. Skip Steps 1 through 3 and insert the memory card directly into your computer's built-in memory card reader if applicable.

Step 4

Open the file icon for the memory card reader or device to view its file contents as a folder.

Step 5

Open the folder containing the digital audio file you wish to download to the memory card.

Step 6

Drag and drop your desired digital audio file into the memory card reader or device's open file folder.