How to Transfer Gopro Videos to Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a proud owner of a GoPro camera? Do you find it difficult to transfer your amazing videos from your GoPro to your Mac?

Well, worry no more! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of transferring GoPro videos to your Mac, so you can easily edit and share them with your friends and family. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Connect Your GoPro to Your Mac

The first thing you need to do is connect your GoPro camera to your Mac using a USB cable. Make sure that both devices are powered on before connecting them. Once connected, your Mac should recognize the GoPro as an external storage device.

Step 2: Accessing Your GoPro Files

Now that your GoPro is connected to your Mac, it’s time to access the files on the camera. Open Finder on your Mac and look for the GoPro icon under “Devices” in the sidebar. Click on it to open the GoPro storage.

Note: If you can’t find the GoPro icon in Finder, try restarting both your GoPro and Mac and reconnecting them.

Step 3: Locate Your Videos

Once you have accessed the GoPro storage, navigate to the folder where your videos are located. By default, GoPro stores its videos in a folder named “DCIM”.

Open this folder and look for another folder named “100GOPRO”. This is where all of your recorded videos are stored.

Note: If you have multiple video folders or if you have organized them differently, locate the folder containing your desired videos.

Step 4: Transfer Your Videos

Now that you have located your videos, it’s time to transfer them to your Mac. Select the videos you want to transfer by either dragging a selection box around them or holding down the “Command” key and clicking on the desired videos.

Once you have selected your videos, right-click on any of the selected files and choose “Copy”.

Navigate to the desired location on your Mac where you want to save the videos. Right-click in the folder or on your desktop and choose “Paste” to transfer the videos from your GoPro to your Mac.

Step 5: Eject Your GoPro

After you have successfully transferred your videos, it’s important to properly eject your GoPro from your Mac. To do this, simply right-click on the GoPro icon in Finder and choose “Eject” from the context menu.

Note: It is crucial to safely eject your GoPro before disconnecting it from your Mac to avoid any data loss or corruption.


You have successfully transferred your GoPro videos to your Mac! Now you can start editing and sharing them with ease. Remember, this process can be repeated whenever you want to transfer new videos from your GoPro.

By following these simple steps, you will be able to enjoy all of those incredible moments captured by your GoPro camera on your Mac. Happy editing!

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