Backing up media files from your mobile devices is important. You can always transfer files from a smartphone or tablet to a computer using the cable but it’s easier to copy files via wireless transfer although it can be slower. Thanks to cloud storage technology, it’s now easier to backup photos and videos because you just click on a button to sync and copy files.
Backing up Files on a Chromebook
Backing up your media device’s photos and videos has never been easier thanks to the experimental Cloud Backup feature in the Files App since the last Dev Update.
Insert any removable media device such as a USB key or a SD Card which contains at its root the famous DCIM folder. Then, navigate to this folder and notice the “cloud” icon at the very top right corner. Click on it and you’re done! Your photos and videos will be automatically synced to your Google Drive under a newly created photos folder.
And the cool thing is that you can view & manage photos & videos stored in your Google Drive from Google+. Read https://support.google.com/plus/answer/3259546 if you want to learn more.
How do I download pictures from my camera to my Chromebook?
How do I view photos on Chromebook?
- To save the file to your Chromebook’s hard drive, choose the Downloads folder. Warning: Downloaded files may be automatically deleted if your Chromebook is running low on space.
- To access the file online anytime, from any device, choose Google Drive. Your file will save to Google Drive.
How do I download pictures from my Android phone to my Chromebook?
View and upload photos using photos.google.com instead
You can upload new photos or see the photos you previously uploaded at https://photos.google.com. You won’t be able to view your photos offline at this time.
If you accidentally clicked the “Always take me to https://photos.google.com” link and you still want to use the app before July 21, 2015, you can uninstall and reinstall the app to open it.
If you’re on a Chromebook, you can also upload your photos to Google Drive with Cloud Backup.