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Transfer Kindle Books to Your Kindle via USB

If you don't have a Wi-Fi connection, you can transfer Kindle books, magazines, and newspapers from a computer to your Kindle e-reader via USB.

Video: Transferring Content from Your Computer

Purchased content from the Kindle Store is stored in the Cloud and is available for transfer from Manage Your Content and Devices.

To transfer content from a computer to your Kindle:

  1. Go to Manage Your Content and Devices and locate the content you want to transfer to your Kindle.
  2. Select the Actions button next to the title, and click Download & Transfer via USB.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select your Kindle, and then click Download.
    Important: Note which folder you download your content file to. You will transfer your content from this folder to your Kindle.
  4. Connect your Kindle 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 will appear in the Computer or My Computer folder.
    • Mac: Your Kindle will appear on the desktop.

  5. Open the Kindle folder, and then open the documents folder.
  6. Locate the downloaded file on your computer, and then drag and drop the compatible file into the documents folder within the Kindle folder.
  7. Safely eject your Kindle from your computer.
  8. For touch-screen devices, make sure you are on the Downloaded tab to view your downloaded Kindle content.

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