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Initial post: Dec 29, 2011 9:20:23 AM PST
I uploaded 2 files to Cloud: one picture and one small video clip using my PC. Now I can download those files back to my PC but the goal was to download it directly to Kindle Fire. Actually I am not able to download files from my Cloud to Kindle Fire using any supported browser.
Is it known issue or I'm doing something wrong?

Posted on Dec 29, 2011 9:24:13 AM PST
Known issue. They haven't put tools on the Fire yet to allow downloads from the Cloud for pictures, documents or videos (other than from the Amazon video store).

Posted on Dec 29, 2011 9:34:55 AM PST
thanks for info

Posted on Dec 29, 2011 10:40:17 AM PST
art says:
You CAN download from the Amazon cloud drive using silk. It is just not easy and definitely needs an app and better integration.

First of all you can NOT use the 'download' button, apparently because it uses flash and isn't compatible with the Fire. But you CAN hold your finger on a filename while browsing your cloud drive and you will get the option to save the file.

Next, you need to rename the download, because it will always be named something.bin (clouddrive.bin maybe). Use a file manager app like ES file manager, and rename the file to its real name. It will be in the Download folder; move it to where you want it to stay (the Gallery app will find pics or movies even if you leave them in Download but I prefer that to be a transient location). If it was an ebook and you moved it to your books folder, you may need to reboot the Fire to get it to show up.

Last I looked there was no way to UPLOAD from your fire to the amazon cloud drive, again because the uploader uses an incompatible flash program.

3rd party services like dropbox and sugarsync work well as an alternative to the amazon cloud drive.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 7:17:23 AM PST
Watasnozle says:
Thanks Art, that was very helpful...Extremely helpful. However one quick correction. I could not find save the file, you need to select the Save Link option instead of save file. And then use ES file to rename it back to the original name or at least the .pdf .jpg, etc. whatever it originally was. Thanks ! Nice Job !

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 8:03:11 AM PST
Guys, that's great how you found workaround. Now it is possible to download any file to KF. I am just thinking what is the practical reason for this operation ... :) maybe instead of using limited space on KF keep something on free 5 Gb of cloud and download locally when needed? Any other suggestions for the free Cloud space utilization?

Posted on Jan 3, 2012 8:04:25 AM PST
art says:
Eliya, if I understand what you're saying, that is exactly what the intention of cloud storage services is. You can extend the limited storage space on your device with networked storage. It's just that right now Amazon has not implemented that for all possible kinds of files the Fire will use, so it's kind of ugly (but it works great for music). The other services I mentioned work well for your miscellaneous files and I'm sure there are others too.

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 1:43:37 PM PST
I downloaded my I tunes music thinking it was my of device.and it went to cloud. Would have been nice to know you cant access cloud without inter
Et. Now when I click on cloud album I can then download to my device

Posted on Jan 7, 2012 12:07:27 AM PST
Glenn says:
Been goin nuts trying to use the cloud to access new PDF read docs. Easy nuff to upload from mac/pc to the cloud and organize. thot yu can just grab those with the KF but as you say above, not so easy as one would expect. I feel like the easiest way is to do the email to yourself at, though that is slow basically.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2012 1:13:39 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 7, 2012 1:14:05 AM PST
C. Scilley says:
I think it is easier and faster to just e-mail it to your regular email such as gmail. Then just save the attachment to the Fire. Also Dropbox works well.

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 11:32:08 AM PDT
i have mp3's on cloud, i want to download to kindle fire. I want to listen to the songs while traveling w/o I-net connection,i.e., us Fire as MP3 player.
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