How to move files between Hudl 2 tablet and my computer?

“I have just got myself a Tesco Hudl, and presumably due to issues with my computer i can not transfer files between the two via cable, how can I move files between my Hudl and my computer?” – From

You can transfer files from your PC to your tablet via the USB connection. First of all, you’ll need to connect the device to your computer using the USB cable included in the Hudl box.

Connecting to PC

1. Ensure the Hudl and PC are turned on.

2. Connect the PC and Hudl using the USB cable. Plug the Micro-USB end of the cable into the Power socket on the Hudl.

3. Once connected, a notification will appear on the Notification bar at the top left corner of the Hudl stating “Connected as media device”.

Transferring Files

1. On your PC, open “My Computer” or “Windows Explorer”. The Hudl will be listed as a “Removable Device”.

2. Double click on “Internal Storage” to open the Hudl’s main data storage drive. If you have a SD card mounted to the device, this will also be displayed as a drive which you can explore.

3. “Internal Storage” will display a group of folders. Some of these folders will hold media files such as Movies, Pictures, Music and Podcasts to which you may want to move appropriate files. DCIM holds pictures taken using the Hudl’s integrated digital camera.

4. In a new window, open the folder containing the files you wish to transfer over to the Hudl. You will then be able to drag and drop the files over to the relevant folder in the Hudl. You will then be able to play the transferred media files when the Hudl is disconnected from the PC. (Note: You can also transfer files from the Hudl onto the PC in the same way.)

You can also drag files in the opposite direction to copy files and folders stored on the Hudl or mounted SD card back onto the computer.

Please note that the Tesco Hudl(or Hudl 2) Tablet is not compatible with all formats of media files. If a file is not compatible with the device, then it won’t play after being transferred. Below is a list of file formats that are compatible with the Hudl:

  • Music: MP3, WAV, APE, OGG and FLAC.
  • Video: AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV and FLV.
  • Image: JPG, BMP, GIF and PNG.

You can take a try with a Hudl Video Converter, which will allow you to rip and convert videos on your Mac or PC to the formats supported by your Hudl tablet. The best Video Converter Ultimate is a swift, easy and adaptable digital video converter, DVD burner and converter for Win (Win 10 available). It allows you to convert any videos or DVDs from one format to another with lightning-fast conversion speed. Use the program to instantly broaden your entertainment options with your computer. What’s more, the top-ranked Video Converter Ultimate let’s you target exactly which device you want your videos to play on, with default settings for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod devices as well as Android, Sony PSP, Windows Media Player and Movie Maker, WDTV, Google Nexus series, Surface, Asus, Acer, and other popular devices, etc.


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Additional Knowledge

1. How to watch movies on your Hudl?
Select the ‘Gallery’ App from the Home Screen.
Select the Movies folder.
Swipe left or right to view the titles.
Tap on the play button to start viewing the movie.

2. How do you listen to music on your Hudl?

If you want to listen to music that you have saved onto your tablet:
Tap ‘All applications’ and go to the ‘Play Music’ App.
Select the ‘My Library’.
Choose to browse your music by either Genre, Artist, Album or song.
Alternatively, tap on the magnifying glass icon at the top of the screen to search.
Tap on the music you want to hear, then tap play.

3. How to view pictures on your Hudl?

If you want to view pictures you have saved onto your tablet, or ones that you have taken with the built-in camera:
Select the ‘Gallery’ App from the Home Screen.
Select the desired folder.
Swipe left or right to view the pictures in that album.
Tap on the picture to view a larger image.

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Sharon Li

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4 thoughts on “How to move files between Hudl 2 tablet and my computer?

  • June 26, 2015 at 5:43 am

    Stay with this guys, you’re helping a lot of people.

  • July 6, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Despite being connected via a USB cable my laptop does not show “HUDL” as a removable device…..any thoughts..??

  • July 22, 2016 at 11:47 am

    I am having same problem – the hudl does not appear as a removable device at all when connected via usb – all it does is charge.


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