How to add files to your Kindle Fire

Kindle FireLove your Kindle Fire but you feel like it’s missing something? How about your personal files?  So, you might ask, how does one accomplish this? When you registered your Kindle on, you were given an e-mail address for your new device. You can only use this address to send files, photos and other documents to your device for later viewing and/or sharing.

Which files can I send?
Accepted file types include:
.doc, docx, .html, .rtf, .jpeg, .mobi, azw, .gif, .png, .bmp, .pdf and .zip

Email your files to your Kindle address
Under the ‘Docs’ tab on your Kindle Fire, there should be a message stating ‘Send documents to…’ Find the files you want to send and then e-mail them as attachments to that e-mail address. Once the files have been sent, they will placed in the ‘Docs’ section on your Kindle Fire automatically. Provided that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, the files will appear, No mess, no fuss. If you are not connected to a Wi-Fi network or you don’t see the files, simply go the settings icon and tap ‘Sync’. Your files should now appear.

You have two options when e-mailing your files to your Kindle Fire
1. You can ZIP your files and e-mail the content folder to your device
2. You can also attach multiple files and also send them to your device

Option 1: If you send a ZIP folder to your device, it will be unpacked in transit and then the files be downloaded onto your device. Just remember to send the ZIPped content to your kindle e-mail address.
Option 2: If you want to send multiple files, just attach them using your email client. Just remember that there may be a size limit for the number of files on outgoing emails.

Transferring content to your Kindle Fire
Now for those who favor a more hands-on approach and dont mind getting your hands dirty, then break out the USB connector and dive in. By purchasing a micro-USB connector, you can transfer files directly from your computer to your Kindle Fire.
1. Connect your device to your computer with the micro-USB cable
2. Slide the arrow from right to left to unlock your device.
3. Open the Kindle Fire drive on your computer. Your fire drive will appear as an external drive similar to a connected digital camera.
4. Drag and drop your files into the chosen folder, such as Music or Pictures
5. Once you have transferred all files, press the ‘Disconnect’ button at the bottom of the Kindle Fire screen, eject it from the computer and then unplug the USB cable.

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