Article ID : 00252410 / Last Modified : 09/10/2020

How to transfer music files from internal memory to a microSD card (NW-A100/ZX500 series)

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    Notes on microSD cards

    • Use a microSD card (not supplied) that has been formatted using your Walkman.  For how to format the microSD card, refer to the Help Guide.
    • There are some precautions when handling a microSD card. Refer to What points should be noted when using a microSD card? article for details.

    How to transfer music files from internal memory to a microSD card

    The following steps detail how to transfer or copy music files located in the internal memory to a microSD card. You can also transfer or copy the music file from the microSD card to the internal memory by selecting SD card in step 4, and by selecting the Walkman model name in step 6.

    1. Insert the microSD card into your Walkman.

    2. Make sure the SD card icon is displayed at the top of the screen.
      NOTE: If the icon does not appear, the microSD card has not been inserted correctly or is not being recognized. Remove the microSD card and insert it again.

    3. Swipe the Home screen upwards and then, from the menu, select Files.

    4. Select the Walkman model name.
      NOTE: If you don't see your Walkman model name, tap options in the upper right and select Show Internal Storage.

    5. Select the Music or Download folder.
      NOTE: The location where the file is saved differs depending on the streaming service or app.

    6. Select the music file you want to move by pressing it for about 1 second, then tap options at the top right of the screen, and then select the Move to or Copy to function.
      NOTE: You can select multiple music files and move them at the same time.

    7. In the Music or Downloads screen (the folder selected in step 5), tap menu at the top left of the screen and select SD card.

    8. In the SD card screen, tap to select the Music folder, and then tap MOVE or COPY.

    9. In the Music or Downloads screen (the internal memory folder selected in step 5), make sure that the music file you moved is gone.
      NOTE: If you only copied the file, the original will remain.

    10. Open the Music folder on the SD card and check that the music file that you have moved or copied is there.