Moving Files to SD Cards
The majority of people who download Ares onto their system are looking for files that they can simply store on their computers. Whenever they need to use it, they can just go into the library feature which is built-in and then execute it – making it play if it’s a song or movie and start running if it’s a piece of software or game. However, it would be wrong to say this happens in all cases. Some people want to move these files onto other pieces of storage – it could be a USB stick or SD card to make it easy to transport the files, it could be an external hard drive to keep it safe or it could even be something like a DVD. In this article, we’re going to stick to SD cards. The other types will be discussed in future.
SD cards are a fairly old storage format but are still commonly used by digital cameras and some gaming devices. When it comes to other usage such as the everyday copying of files between computers, people tend to prefer USB sticks due to the great compatibility amongst machines and the higher capacity. This doesn’t really matter though, we are going to explain how never the less. The first thing you’re going to need to do is find out exactly where our Ares download saves files to on your main hard drive. You’ll find this by opening the P2P client and then going into Control Panel –> Transfer and looking at the “Download folder” option.
Now that you know where the files are being saved to, you can now access it on your hard drive through Windows Explorer. For users on operating systems such as Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, the folder is usually something similar to “C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Local\Ares\My Shared Folder”. If you press the Start button and click “Computer”, you’ll be able to navigate through all of the necessary directories until you get there. This is the part where you’ll need to insert your SD card. Your computer may have a SD card slot built-in in which case you can simply insert it, otherwise you’ll have to insert the SD card into a USB-SD adapter which seems to be quite common.
After you’ve inserted your SD card one way or another, you’ll find that a new drive has been added under “Computer”. You can then click on it and look at all of the files on your SD card, too. Now the final part of the process is to copy all of the files obtained through our Ares free download and then transferring them to the SD card. This really is as simple as just dragging the files from one folder and into the other one. Be aware that your card may not have the file storage to hold many files so be careful, you could run out of space quickly if you’re transferring a large quantity of songs or movies. You just need to wait now until the process is done, then you can unplug your SD card and you’re ready to go.
In conclusion, moving files from Ares to any SD card you want really isn’t that difficult. We tend to prefer to keep them on the computer because of the library built into the tool but this is just personal preference – once the file transfers are done you’re free to do whatever you want with any of the data you’ve just downloaded. It’s quick and simple, anyone can do it after reading our guide. This is something you really should be taking advantage of! Next time we’re going to discuss other types of media so if SD cards aren’t your thing, you may want to keep up to date with our blog to find out more about these other formats.
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