The act of moving a file or a set of files from one device to another through the use of common techniques such as USB, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.

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Exporting large Video from an app with no free space on internal storage

I have a large (4gb) video currently stored in an app called KeepSafe. My phone (Sony Xperia Z3 has 8gb internal memory and a 128gb SD card. However the internal memory is almost full (only 400mb ...
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How to transfer files from BlueStacks to another BlueStacks on different PC?

I have been playing a game called Star Wars: Commander and I got a new laptop, and I thought BlueStacks would transfer my file to my new laptop from my old laptop and it didn't. I really don't want to ...
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how to connect Galaxy S4 to Macbook Pro?

The Macbook Pro does recognise my Galaxy S4. I've just downloaded and opened the latest version of Kies, restarted everything, and the "connecting" wheel just keeps going round and round and round. I ...
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How to transfer files between BlueStacks and Windows PC?

I'm using BlueStacks App Player. Sometimes I need to transfer files between BlueStacks (SD card) from/to my Windows. I seem to find the file that stores the data in the SD card on ...
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Copy pictures to Windows with some files broken/corrupt

I want to backup my pictures from my Android 4.4 phone to my Windows PC but I'm struggling to copy them the normal windows copy way. It seems that at some point many of the images have somehow ...
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What happens when you connect an Android phone to another Android phone?

I've just connected my HTC Butterfly to a Galaxy Note 3 (micro-USB to female USB -> Male USB to micro-USB)... And nothing really happened. What is supposed to happen? Am I able to view the other ...
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PC can't transfer files to android

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and Windows 7 operating system. I'm trying to transfer files, specifically music, through USB to my phone but it's giving me an error. It's saying I do not have permission ...
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USB to Droid Speed?

Let’s say you connect your android smartphone to a USB 3.0 port. You would like to upload a 1 GB file to your Android smartphone, how long will it take?
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Virus Infected Android Device Huawei Y600 cleaned but cant see folders

Recently I tried to copy some document to my android from a computer which was infected with virus (the virus which turns everything into many shortcuts). I cleaned it up by using Bitdefender which is ...
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Retrieving the “csv” file from /storage/emulated/ directory from Mac using Android File Transfer.app

I'm using Trepn Profiler to profile the App's performance. I can save session as CSV in /stoarge/emulated/0/trepn directory. However, the issue is that I can't find the directory from my Android ...
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Reasonable way to copy files to a new SD card using a Mac

I have a Mac and want to transfer about 30 GB of data to a larger SD card for use with a new Android phone. The phone in question is a Galaxy Stratosphere II. There doesn't seem to be a ...
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How to Transfer wifi networks and passwords from HTC Inspire to Samsung Galaxy S5? [duplicate]

Ok, I need someone smart on this because numerous "techies"including geek squad guys have not been able to solve this problem for me so far. While I have transferred photos, contacts etc. to my new ...
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Transferring Samsung Galaxy S4 pictures

So I came across a similar question but because I'm new and don't have enough points I apparently can't comment. Anyways, this morning I accidentally dropped my phone and rather than the glass screen ...
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Unlock screen with device manager

so im trying to unlock my galaxy s4 screen, using google device manager, or something similar (any suggestion ?). cuz my screen recently cracked a i wanna get backup from all my data and reset it ...
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How to transfer photos wirelessly without losing file date and time

I want to quickly wirelessly transfer photos off an Android (Kit Kat) device. The catch: I don't want to lose the file dates/times during the transfer. Specifically, I am not talking about the EXIF ...
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How to copy mp3 files from computer to Android phone

First post, not sure whether this question fits here. Just bought Xiaomi m4 phone. When connecting it to computer I see a new drive with 10MB capacity and 0MB free. Can't copy anything there. How can ...
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how can i transfer downloaded music from the sd card to the internal storage

The music I download gets stored into my SD card. How do I get it to store into my phone's internal storage?
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Download a file directly to pc over usb

Is it possible to download a file from the internet through my phone directly to my PC? I'm running stock Android 4.2.2. The reason being that my phone has limited space, so sending the file file ...
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Backup and Delete

I am looking for a method of backing up my pics and videos that uploads them to cloud and deletes them from my device when I reach a wifi hotspot. I'm willing to use any cloud service, though I would ...
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Files not copied to laptop when transferred via USB from Nexus 5

I have downloaded a 3 gb folder of android tutorials from torrent on my nexus 5.Now I am trying to copy that folder through USB to my laptop but unfortunately everytime I try to copy it I get a blank ...
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mtp usage: how to mount and transfer files to and from a Samsung: Galaxy model Android phone

how do I use mtpfs to read/write to a USB connected Android phone, connected as a mass storage device: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ mkdir phone thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ sudo mtpfs -o allow_other ...
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Cannot receive files using Bluetooth on Karbonn Android One

I have Karbonn Android One. It is unable to receive files via Bluetooth from any Android device, but there is no problem with sending files to every device. I could not understand what's the problem. ...
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Rooted, but Failed to push selection: Read-only file system

I rooted my Alcatel OneTouch S'Pop using an exploit app Framaroot.apk. When I tried to push a file to system/usr/keylayout/Generic.kl using Eclipse's File Explorer, I got this error: [2015-01-06 ...
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Files and folders are visible on computer, but NOT visible on Android's file explorer

I have Nexus 6 running on Lollipop. I am seeing folders in Android File transfer on the computer which are apparently not real, or at least not visible on the phone in file explorer. Here, you see ...
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I lost my videos, how will I retrieve them?

I have a problem on retrieving my files from my phone to my PC. I have 'moved' my DCIM folder from my phone to my PC. Will i be able to retrieve them? help please...
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XT1064 - 5.0.1 - Rooted - Issues with writing to /sdcard

I just rooted my Moto G 2014 XT1064 running 5.0.1. I used this article to do the root process: http://maktechblog.com/how-to-unlock-the-bootloader-and-root-the-motorola-moto-g-2nd-gen/#Root Which ...
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When a transfer is on-going on Send Anywhere is there any way to see what code (6-digit number) was used?

When a transfer is on-going on Send Anywhere is there any way to see what code (6-digit number) was used to initiate the transfer from the uploader side? I use Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III with a ...
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Nexus 5 SDCARD files are not writable from PC USB

I was trying to update my TWRP thought Google play store TWRP app. It did apply some sdcard pactch, which I later removed it. But after that when ever I try to access files of my nexus 5 storage I ...
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Unable to view files (copied from computer)

I've been trying to transfer some apk files from my computer to my Galaxy Nexus. From the information I read, transferring files from PC to android smartphone is supposed to be as easy as drag and ...
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File system content different on device and on desktop

I've got a Nexus 9 which I'm using to read PDF graphic novels. My process for getting the files onto the device is to connect it to my PC via USB and drag the files into the Download folder on the ...
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Is there a viable alternative to MTP for file transfer?

Since the latest versions (ICS+?) no longer have mass storage, is there any viable alternative to MTP? The protocol seems inherently broken and the decision to regress to this format seems like a ...
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Android File Transfer not working

I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII. I can connect it to my computer via a USB cable. Android File Transfer then opens. It lets me transfer files onto the device, but drag-and-dropping files from the device ...
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Photos “self deleted” off Galaxy 3

As I was trying to transfer photos from my galaxy 3 to my mac, one of my albums containing over 1500 pictures deleted itself. I watched the album count slowly decrease. Why did it do this and how do ...
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Ultra slow speed while transfer files between PC and Samsung S5

I just got my new Samsung Galaxy S5, original ROM with version 4.4.2. It uses a new Toshiba 64GB speed U3 micro SD card. When I transfer my WhatsApp folder from PC to GS5, it took me more than 24 ...
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Recursive adb pull

How to copy a whole directory (and all of its content recursively) over USB with adb pull? For instance to backup the SD card. Attempt: $ adb pull /sdcard backup failed to copy '/sdcard' to ...
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How do you add an Android device as network share in Windows?

I want to access an Android (KitKat) device as a network device in Windows 7 SP1. The purpose is to be able to transfer files to/from the Android device seamlessly in Windows Explorer, just like any ...
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Why do I need to use “Android File Transfer” to transfer files from my mac?

I'm curious as to why I need to download and use 'Android File Transfer' so that I can transfer files from my mac to my nexus 5. I assumed because they had a similar file structure that viewing files ...
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how to populate external SD for Android

Contrary to advice given here I'm not observing LOST.DIR folder created in cases of corruption. Here's my sequence of steps: Unmount external SD card in Android. Put it into external card reader for ...
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Device not accerpting APKs from other android device. (through Bluetooth)

I am trying to transfer APKS from my Moto G to Android one through Buetooth (I have unknown sources enabled) but it is not being transferred. What do I do?
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Stock Browser in 4.4 KitKat Cannot Upload Photos on a Website

It seems that the basic <input type="file"> tag no longer functions when used inside the stock Android Web Browser on devices running Android 4.4 KitKat. The file selection modal simply doesn't ...
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Why wifi file transfer does not work in my S5?

I got my S5 yesterday. I have tried to use Wifi transfer pro and dooblou wifi file explorer to transfer file to my S5 external SD card, but they don't work. What I see is that my external SD does not ...
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Can droids communicate with computer numerical control (CNC)

Could you use the USB on a smart phone like a serial port and rig up some micro usb to rs232 as to communicate with external devices (like my CNC)? Also something called direct numerical control (DNC) ...
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How to store currently downloading file via mobile directly on PC

I have a very big file that needs to be downloaded and I am using my Android phone to download it. Is there a way to directly store or sync it on my laptop? It is too big and there is not enough ...
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PC doesn't perform copy from it to sdcard/internal storage

I had create a custom ROM and trying now to copy it from my PC to my Lenovo Ideatab A3000-h, but when connecting the device and try to copy it from my pc to the device, it didn't do the process and ...
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Send file via NFC from Galaxy S2 Plus and Sony vaio with Ubuntu OS

I have a problem with sharing files between my Galaxy S2 phone and a Sony Vaio model SVF1521DCXW with NFC support1. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop version and I don't have any idea how can I use NFC ...
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Where does Android 4.4+ temporarily copy video files to when playing them over usb in windows directly?

I was trying to play some big video files (~3gb) on my device in windows while my nexus 5 was connected over usb. (usb debugging disabled) The video didn't play right away however, as it first had to ...
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Synchronize/copy OSGB Map

I've paid for & downloaded a map from Great Britain Ordnance Survey onto my Android phone. I want to copy it to my tablet. Can anybody tell me where (i.e. directory) the map is within the phone, ...
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Fastest way to transfer small files to PC

I am looking for the fastest solution to transfer many small files really fast to my PC from my Android powered phone. For example I would like to transfer 100x5KB data in a second. Is there a way if ...
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How can I transfer photos from my Galaxy S3 to Mac?

How can I move my photos from my Samsung Galaxy S3 to Mac? The phone does not recognize the code '*#0808#'! The Mac says 'there are no files on the camera'. Help please!"
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High CPU load during file copy to SD card

Copying large files to micro SD card (via MTP mode or USB thetering and FTP) causes a high CPU load (around 90%) with the result of my phone rebooting from overheating. Is this a normal behavior? Any ...