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Where are my Photos and Videos Stored on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, and can I Move Them?

By default, your captured pictures and videos are stored on your device's internal memory. If you have installed a microSD card, your device will ask if you want to change the storage location to the microSD card the next time you open the Camera application. You can save room on your device by moving pictures, videos, and other files to your microSD card or to the My Files application.

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Change the Default Save Location

Burst shot pictures and pictures taken using certain camera modes will be saved to the device regardless of the storage location setting.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.
  2. Touch Camera.
  3. Touch Settings (Gear) to access the camera settings.
  4. Scroll to and touch Storage location.
  5. Select either Device or Memory card.

Move Pictures to the microSD Card

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.
  2. Touch My Files.
  3. Touch Device storage.
  4. Open the folder containing the pictures you want to move. The following table directs you to the folder where your media are stored:
    MEDIA SAVED FROM
    STORAGE LOCATION
    Browser Download
    Camera DCIM > Camera
    Video Videos, or DCIM > Camera
    Screen capture Pictures > Screenshots
  5. Touch More options > Select and mark the check boxes for the pictures you want to move.
  6. Touch Move to move the files or Copy to copy them.
  7. Touch SD card.
  8. Select a folder, or touch More options > Create folder to make a new folder for the files.
  9. Touch MOVE HERE or PASTE HERE.

Move Pictures in the Gallery

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.
  2. Touch Gallery.
  3. Touch the three lines and select Album.
  4. Open the album containing the pictures you want to move.
  5. Touch More options > Select and mark the check boxes for the pictures you want to move.
  6. Touch More options > Move to album and choose a folder on your device or microSD card. Touch CREATE ALBUM to move the selected files to a new folder or album.

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