How to use My Files

How to use My Files app on a Galaxy device

The My Files folder comes preinstalled on most Galaxy devices. This folder helps you manage and organise any file stored on your device or other locations (for example Samsung Cloud, Google Drive or an SD card). Using My Files, you can view your images, videos, audio files and documents, move files to and from internal and external storage and remove data. To find the My Files folder, search using the app search or in the default Samsung folder on your apps screen.


Read on to find out how to use the My Files app or for further information on how to manage your files on your device:

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Locate a file
My Files app home page
1 Categories

My Files sorts your files into categories, such as Images, Videos, Audio and Downloads. If you have recently downloaded a file and are trying to locate it, tap "Downloads" to access or delete the file.

2 Locations

My Files also sorts your files by location. You can view all files that are saved in a particular location, for example on an SD card by tapping the relevant location. From there, you can view, move or delete each file.

If you are looking for images from your camera, you can find these under My Files > Internal storage or SD card > DCIM > Camera.

3 Search

Search a file using the Search icon.

Analyse storage

My Files can perform an analysis of the storage usage of the files stored on your device. 

1 Scroll to the bottom, then tap "Analyse storage". Alternatively, you can tap the More options icon, then "Analyse storage".
The option to analyse storage is located at the bottom of the My Files app
2 A breakdown of the files on your device will be displayed on screen. If you scroll down, My Files will also display any duplicate, large or unused files so you can decide whether to keep.
The storage analysis is displayed on screen in the My Files app

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