How to Put Songs on an MP3 Player From a Computer

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MP3 players have quickly become the most popular way to store and listen to music. Although different varieties and storage sizes of MP3 players exist, the basic way to add music files to the device from a computer is almost uniformly the same. The process is quite simple once you understand the proper steps to take.

Things You'll Need

  • USB cable
  • Connect your MP3 device to your computer via the player's USB cord. Plug the small, fat side into the MP3 player itself, and then plug the opposite flat thin side into the computer's USB port. Give the device a minute to load until you see its icon pop up at the bottom-right corner of your desktop.

  • Click the "Start" button located at the bottom-left corner of your computer screen and wait for its menu to open. Scroll up the menu and select "Computer" from the list of options available. The menu will then disappear and a window will open on your computer's desktop. Double-click the "Removable" drive located in the center of the window. Depending on your computer it may say "Removable E-Drive" or "Removable F-Drive." Click on the only icon that says "Removable."

  • Open the folder that contains your saved music files. Left-click and hold your mouse over one of the music files. While still continuing to hold it, drag the file into the "Removable Drive" window you opened in Step 2. Release the mouse button in the center of the window, so the music file is transferred and now rests in the "Removable Drive" window. Repeat this step for as many songs as you wish to add to your MP3 player. Disconnect the USB cord from the device after this process is completed, and your songs will now be available through your MP3 player.

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