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Transfer Content from a Computer to Your Kindle Fire

You can use the USB cable to transfer Kindle content from a computer to your Kindle Fire. Help for Kindle Fire (2nd Generation), Kindle Fire HD 7" (2nd Generation), and Kindle Fire HD 8.9" (2nd Generation).


  • EPUB eBooks and Mobipocket files with Digital Rights Management (DRM) are not supported.
  • Videos transferred to your Kindle Fire will appear in the Photos content library and the Personal Videos app.
  • Apps from the Amazon Appstore for Android and movies and TV shows from Amazon Video can't be downloaded from the Manage Your Content and Devices page to your computer.

  1. From your computer, locate the Kindle content you want to transfer from your computer to your Kindle Fire.

    Note: You can use Manage Your Content and Devices to deliver Kindle content to your computer. Visit Manage Your Content and Devices and locate your Kindle content. From the Actions drop-down, select Download & Transfer via USB. From the drop-down, select your Kindle Fire, and then click Download to download the content to a folder on your computer. Not all Kindle content is available for transfer from Manage Your Content and Devices.

  2. Connect your Kindle Fire to your computer with the USB cable. Your Kindle appears in the same location on your computer that external USB drives appear.
    • Windows: Your Kindle Fire will appear in the Computer or My Computer folder. If you're using a Windows XP computer, you will need to download Windows Media Player 11, a free application, to complete the USB transfer. To download Windows Media Player 11, go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-media-player-details.aspx.
    • Mac: Your Kindle Fire will appear on the desktop. You will need to install Android File Transfer, a free application, to complete the USB transfer. To download Android File Transfer, go to http://www.android.com/filetransfer.

    Note: If you've set a lock screen password on your Kindle Fire, you may need to unlock your device before it can be opened on your computer.

  3. Open the Kindle Fire folder (titled "Kindle") on your computer, and then open the Internal storage folder.
  4. Locate the downloaded file on your computer, and then drag and drop the compatible file you want to transfer into the applicable folder:
    • Audible: AA, AAX
    • Books: AZW (.azw3), MOBI (non-DRM), KF8
    • Documents: TXT, PDF, PRC, DOC, DOCX
    • Music: MP3, non-DRM AAC (.m4a), MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV
    • Pictures: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
    • Movies: MP4, 3GP, VP8 (.webm)
  5. Disconnect your Kindle Fire from your computer.
  6. From your Kindle Fire, tap a content library (for example, Books) in the top navigation, and then tap the Device tab to view your Kindle content.

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