Browse topics for Surface Pro 3
- Getting Started
- Apps and Windows Store
- Hardware and Drivers
- Install, Update, and Activate
- Music, Photos, and Video
- Networking and Connectivity
- Office Apps
- Performance and Maintenance
- Personalization and Ease of Access
- Safety and Regulatory Information
- Security, Sign-in, and Accounts
- Storage, Files, and Folders
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Storage, Files, and Folders
Move files to your Surface
How to add music, pictures, videos and documents to your Surface.
Which file types are supported on Surface?
Find out which audio, video and image file types your Surface can play and display.
Choose the programs Windows uses by default Windows.com
You can choose the program that Windows uses automatically when you open files, such as a song, film, photo or webpage. Find out how.
How to work with files and folders Windows.com
File Explorer (previously called Windows Explorer) helps you work with files and folders on your OneDrive, PC and network.
Troubleshoot your SD card
If you’re having trouble using an SD card with your Surface, the solution might be as simple as installing Windows updates, running a hardware troubleshooter, or reinstalling the SD card driver.
Delete files using Disk Cleanup Windows.com
Use this tool to delete temporary files and system files, empty the Recycle Bin, and remove a variety of other items that you might no longer need.
Library basics Windows.com
Use libraries to access files from one convenient place, regardless of where they are stored.
Libraries FAQ Windows.com
Here are answers to some common questions about libraries in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.
Set up a drive for File History Windows.com
Use File History to back up files in your Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop folders.
Restore files or folders using File History Windows.com
Browse through your File History timeline, and restore lost or deleted files - or earlier versions of files. Here is how to do it.
If something goes wrong in File History Windows.com
Learn how to use the Action Center to solve problems with File History.
Share photos, links and more
Use the Share charm to share links, photos and more from your Microsoft Surface.
Find PCs, devices, and content on your network Windows.com
How to find shared files, printers, and other resources when you connect to a network.
Share a printer Windows.com
How to share a printer on your network so that other people can print on it.
Surface storage options
Find out about storage options for Microsoft Surface - where you can store your music, pictures, videos, and documents.
Apps and software that come with your Surface use a significant amount of disk space. Find out how much storage is available for your photos, music, videos and other files. Learn how to add more storage space.
Create a USB recovery drive
How to create a USB recovery drive and increase available disk space on your Surface.
Using OneDrive on Surface
You can easily save your files to OneDrive on your Surface and get to them from any of your devices.
OneDrive FAQ Windows.com
Learn how to use popular features of OneDrive, free online storage that's built into Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.
Remember passwords and fill out web forms Windows.com
Use AutoComplete to save passwords and other info that you frequently enter on sites and learn how to manage this feature in your browser settings.
Share files and folders and change permissions Windows.com
You can use OneDrive to share photos, Microsoft Office documents and other files with people. Learn how to make them accessible wherever you sign on with your Microsoft account.