How to Copy Pictures from a Folder to a Memory Stick

Updated March 23, 2017

A Memory Stick is a type of memory card that is usually associated with Sony products. Memory Sticks can hold multiple megabytes or gigabytes of information from cell phones, digital cameras, or game consoles. Just as you can transfer picture files from your Memory Stick to the file folders on your computer, you can also move files from your computer onto the Memory Stick.

Insert the Memory Stick (with adaptor if required) into your USB-compatible card reader and plug it into your PC's USB port. Wait for the computer to recognise the new hardware and display the data folder. If prompted, click "Open Folder." Find the "Media" or similar folder on the Memory Stick to hold the new pictures, or you can create a new folder if you want.

In Windows Explorer, find and open the folder that contains the pictures you want to copy to your Memory Stick. Select all the pictures you want to transfer. Click CTRL + C to copy them.

In the Memory Stick's folder, right-click the white space inside the destination folder and select "Paste" from the list of options.

Allow several minutes or more for the picture files to transfer to the Memory Stick.


If you're looking for photos to use on your cell phone, you can buy royalty-free images online (see "Resources"). These pictures can be used for avatars and wallpapers on your cell phone.

Things You'll Need

  • Memory Stick
  • Memory adaptor (if needed)
  • Card reader
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