How do you view your files on the Samsung Wave? In this brief article, we’ll go over a few simple steps to get you started. This is not a full guide – that’s covered in our other Samsung Wave Tutorials and other resources. But it should get you thinking about how you can view your files on the Samsung Wave.
Before we get started, let’s cover what exactly the term “file” means. In general, files are the digital equivalent of an audio or video CD or DVD. Think of a song you just bought on iTunes. That CD is actually just a collection of “chores” that your computer has saved. It doesn’t include the actual song itself, just the collection of “chores”. It’s the same sort of thing with a video or movie file.
So how do you open these files on your Samsung Wave? They come with their own little folders. Just like on your home computer or laptop, open a new “file” by clicking on the word “file” from the main menu. You’ll be asked to name this new folder, of which there will be many.
Once you have chosen a name for your new folder, you’ll see a list of files you can choose from to open up the folder on your mobile phone. Depending on your device, you may find folders that match your desktop/laptop name (the ones you usually type out when you see something on your desktop), or you might find something totally unique. If you’re not sure, just type out your desktop/laptop name and then open the folder you want to use for viewing your files.
Once you’ve found your files, you can see them by highlighting them. Highlight all of the files you want and then choose on “Share.” This will bring up your computer, where you can upload them into your mobile device. You can also select to send them as an email attachment. There you go!
How do you view these files on your Samsung Wave? Once you have your files uploaded to your mobile device, touch the thumbnail to launch it. You’ll see a preview of the JPEG or PNG file, depending on your camera or email provider. Choose the one you want to view.
As you can see, there are a few options here. You could always print them out if you want, but that would involve opening them in another application. What’s more, you have to touch the folder icon before you can see it, unless you want to use a custom file manager.
Viewing files in this manner is pretty easy. If you have ever downloaded a photo to a computer, you’ll know how cumbersome that can be. In addition to being inconvenient, it’s also time-consuming. With a touch screen, though, all you have to do is point and click. Once you do, you can view, download, and save any files instantly.
You might wonder why Samsung Wave users don’t just open the folders they’re working with in their email program, for example. Well, if you’re in the habit of repurposing files, you’ll have plenty of reasons to do this. For example, consider what you’re doing on your PC. Chances are, you’ll choose a few text files and a few pictures to begin with.
So, once you’ve done this, you’ll open up your email program and go to the folders you were working with. There, you’ll be able to view them. If you’d like to open them quickly, you can tap on the thumbnail and immediately go to the folder’s view. This works even if there are multiple folders.
It’s easy to add more folders, too. Tap the plus sign next to the folder icon and pull the drawer that way. Look to the right of the folder icon and you’ll see that you now have access to a new option. This is the ability to double-click the file you want to bring up its properties. Here you will find all kinds of information, including the size, height, width, version, created date, and so on.
How can you view your files on Samsung Wave? With everything that’s available on the web these days, it’s really just a matter of going to a site that offers it and simply copying the file you want to view into the clipboard. Once you’ve copied the file, you can paste it into the clipboard of whatever application you’re in and begin moving and panning within the folder you’ve opened. All of this is done automatically, as you’ll see if you take a look at one of the folders listed above. It really couldn’t be any easier.