How to Move and Copy a Downloaded File to Another Folder on Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

This post shows the difference between moving and copying files on the Galaxy Tab S6. Here’s how to move and copy a downloaded file to another folder on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 tablet.

Android 10 File Management

Just like computers, Android devices also have a file manager tool that allows users to organize various types of files. Such a tool is called My Files.

Every file you have on  your tablet is stored in the My Files app. This app is like the File Explorer on a Windows PC or Finder on a Mac. Thus, this is where you should go whenever you’re looking for some files on your smartphone or tablet.

With the My Files app, you can easily move or copy different types of files such as Word or Google documents, images, videos, audio files, and downloads to different locations.

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The following steps depict the process of moving and copying a downloaded file from the Downloads folder to another existing folder on the Galaxy Tab S6. 

And here’s how it’s done.

Easy Steps to Move and Copy a Downloaded File to Another Folder on the Tab S6

Time Needed : 10 minutes

The following are the standard steps to access the Tab S6 internal storage and then move and copy contents from the downloads folder to an existing folder. Actual screens and menu items may vary depending on the service provider and software version.

  1. Whenever you’re ready, go to your tablet’s home screen and then swipe up from the bottom of the display.

    Performing this gesture will launch the Apps viewer where you can access the apps shortcuts and icons.


  2. To continue, tap the Settings icon.

    The main settings menu will load up on the next screen. Here, you can see a list of all the Android features you can use and manage.


  3. Go ahead and then tap Device care.

    Device care features including battery, storage, memory and security will load up on the next menu.


  4. To access and manage the internal storage features, tap Storage.

    Your tablet’s main storage directories for documents, images, videos, audio and apps will show up next.


  5. Tap Advanced to access more advanced storage features and options.

    The Advanced Storage menu opens with another set of relevant features.


  6. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and then tap Files.

    Doing so will launch the My Files app. This is where you can access and manage all types of files stored on your device.

    The contents are divided in different categories based on file types. Under the Internal Storage section, you will see a list of different folders.


  7. Locate and then tap Downloads to view all downloaded files on your tablet.

    All files inside the Downloads folder will line up on the right pane.


  8. To select a file to move or copy, long-press or touch and hold on the file then release when the edit commands show up beneath the display.

    Among the file edit controls include move, copy, share and delete.


  9. To move the selected file, tap the Move command.

    Moving a file is equivalent to a cut command in the computer. This will remove the selected file from the current folder or directory and then move it to the destination folder.

    The Edit menu beneath the screen will change with Cancel and Move here commands.


  10. Select the target destination or new folder that you’d like to move the file to.

    You can select any of the existing folders under the Internal storage menu.


  11. After selecting the destination folder, tap Move Here at the bottom right corner.

    The selected file will then be moved to the selected folder.
    If you want to transfer another file from the downloads folder, just repeat the same steps.


  12. To copy a downloaded file, open the Downloads folder and then select the file that you’d like to copy. Simply touch and hold on the selected file and then release when the Edit menu shows up beneath the screen.

    It’s the same gesture you did when moving a downloaded file.


  13. From the edit menu, select the option to Copy.

    The edit menu controls will switch to Cancel and Copy here.


  14. Select the destination folder under the internal storage menu. Then tap Copy here to paste the file.

    The copied file will then be added into the selected folder.


  • Android 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

Unlike move, the copy command will let you create a copy of the same file to a different location or folder while retaining the original file. This means that the original file remains in the Downloads folder while the copied file in the other folder serves as the backup.

Just repeat the same steps if you wish to copy another file from the downloads folder.

And that’s how you move and copy downloaded contents from the system Downloads to a different folder on your Samsung Galaxy Tab S6.

Unable to Move or Copy Files?

If you encounter an error while trying to move or copy files from the internal storage, review your device’s write permissions and make sure they’re allowed.

Rebooting and resetting all system settings on the device without deleting any data can also help.

If you see any error message, read and review the entire message prompt as it usually tells you what went wrong and what to do in order to fix the error.

To view more comprehensive tutorials and troubleshooting videos on different mobile devices, feel free to visit The Droid Guy channel on YouTube anytime.

Hope this helps!

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