Article ID : 00252405 / Last Modified : 09/10/2020

How to transfer music files to the microSD card in a Walkman

    IMPORTANT: This article applies only to specific products and/or operating systems. Check the Applicable Products and Categories section of this article before starting these steps.

    ​For Walkman models that support microSD cards, you can transfer music files to the microSD card and play them. Follow these steps to use a computer to transfer music files to the microSD card in the Walkman:​

    NOTES:

    Before you start​

    • When you use a microSD card in the Walkman for the first time, the microSD card needs to be formatted with the Walkman. For how to format the microSD card, refer to the Help Guide.
    • Before transferring the files to a microSD card, check the precautions referenced in the What points should be noted when using a microSD card? article.

    How to transfer music files to microSD card

    1. Insert a microSD card to the microSD card slot on the Walkman.
      NOTE: For more information on inserting a microSD card to the Walkman, refer to the Help Guide.
    2. In the Location for USB Transfer or USB storage settings menu, select SD Card.
      NOTE: This step is for NW-A10/A20/ZX2/ZX100 series only. For detailed procedure, refer to the Help Guide.
    3. Transfer music files to the microSD card.
      NOTE: The procedure is similar to how you transfer files to the Walkman internal memory.
      • For Windows computers: Use the Music Center for PC app to transfer music files.
        • NOTE: For details, refer to the Transferring content to an audio device such as the WALKMAN article.
        • NOTE for NW-A30/A40/A50/A100/WM1/ZX300/ZX500 series: Select Memory card as the destination.
        • NOTE For NW-A100/ZX500 series:
          • The Walkman cannot be recognized when the Music Center for PC version is lower than 2.1.0. If it is, update the Music Center for PC software to the latest version.
          • Make sure that you are using the USB Type-C cable (supplied with the Walkman) to connect the computer, and select File Transfer in the Use USB for menu on the Walkman.
      • For Mac computers: Use a software compatible with your Mac computer and Walkman. Supported software varies depending on your Walkman. For details, refer to the Help Guide.