Working with files stored on your computer

Access files stored on your computer

If you are running the latest version of BlackBerry 10 OS, you can use your BlackBerry device to view and delete music, pictures, videos, and documents on your computer. To use this feature, BlackBerry Link must be open on your computer, and associated with your BlackBerry ID.

In BlackBerry Link on your computer, you can specify the folders that you want to access.

  1. Connect your device to a wireless network. For example, a Wi-Fi network.
  2. In the File Manager app, tap The Device icon. If BlackBerry Balance is enabled on your device, use the File Manager app in your personal space.
  3. Tap the computer that you want to access.
Tip: Check your computer settings or connect your computer to a power source to prevent your computer from entering sleep mode or turning off.

Edit or delete a file

Do one of the following:
  • To edit a file that's stored on your computer, tap the file. If your BlackBerry device supports editing the file, tap The Edit icon.
    Tip: If you save your changes in the default location, the The Sync icon icon indicates when BlackBerry Link is syncing the file and overwriting the original version on your computer.
  • To permanently delete a file that's stored on your computer, touch and hold a file. Tap The Delete icon.

Copy a file to your device

After you save a file that's stored on your computer to your BlackBerry device, you can view the file even when you're not connected to the Internet.

  1. Touch and hold a file that's stored on your computer.
  2. Tap The Copy icon.
  3. Navigate to where you want to save the file. For example, on your media card.
  4. Tap Paste.

If BlackBerry Link syncs your device and computer files, you might have two versions of the file on your computer (the original file and the version that you saved to your device). Make sure that you open the version that you last edited before making additional updates to the file.

View paired computers

Your BlackBerry device can be connected to up to ten computers using BlackBerry Link.

  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap The Settings iconSettings > BlackBerry Link.
Tip: To access your computer files over the mobile network, change the Use Mobile Network switch to On.

To remove a computer from the list, touch and hold a computer. Tap The Delete icon.