How to Upload Files to Kindle

Written by kathy burns-millyard Google
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Loading files onto your Kindle is as simple as attaching your USB cable, or sending an e-mail to your personal Kindle e-mail address. E-mail file loading costs 15 cents per megabyte, but loading the files via USB is quick, simple, and free.

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Things you need

  • Amazon Kindle 2, International or DX
  • Kindle USB cord
  • Computer or laptop

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    USB Loading

  1. 1

    Attach the large end of your Kindle USB plug to a desktop or laptop computer USB port.

  2. 2

    Attach the small end of your Kindle USB cord to the Kindle device.

  3. 3

    If an autoplay window appears on your computer with a list of options, click "Open folder to view files" under the General options section. Otherwise, open the My Computer area then click to open the Kindle drive.

  4. 4

    Drag and drop files from your computer hard drive or desktop into the Kindle documents folder.

  5. 5

    When you're finished, undock or disconnect the Kindle using the computer's Safely Remove Hardware or undock feature.

  6. 6

    Unplug the USB cable from your computer and the Kindle.

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