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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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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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 ...
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Can I use wifi or Bluetooth to get the same kind of connection to my phone that I can with USB?

I have a new Samsung Galaxy S5 running Android 4.4.2, and I also have a laptop and desktop computer, both running Ubuntu 14.04. In order to access or transfer files from phone to computer, I can ...
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Transfer a folder with subfolders from PC to Smartphone Note 3 via WLAN

I'd like to transfer a folder with approx. 300 files (wma, mp3 etc.) in different subfolders to the Galaxy Note 3 External SD Card. I've tried some possible solutions: WiFi File Transfer Pro: does ...
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Folder that automatically uploads to phone

Here's something I that I want to do with my Android phone (Galaxy S2, CM9). I'll be happy if someone could tell me whether it's possible, and how. I often want to transfer files from my computer to ...
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Write permission on certain paths, like the SD card (extSdCard)

In an attempt to transfer a file from a remote server to an Android device I ran into permission problems. It turns out that I do not have a write permission at the location of the SD card ...
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File transfer with multiple users

On a rooted Nexus 7 (2013), I have set up a second user. When I plug the usb cable to my mac, I can see all the files for the main user (using the Android File Transfer app from Google). However, ...
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Nexus 5 to PC file transfer problem

Yesterday I bought a new Nexus 5. The first thing I tried was to connect my phone to my Win 7 PC. After several hours googling I couldn't find out why I can't do file transfer. When I plug the usb ...
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USB File Transfer difficult on Cy10.2 ATT GS2 Skyrocket

Okay so I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket (ATT) and I just upgraded the firmware from the the stock ICS to Cyanogenmod 10.2-20131214-SNAPSHOT-InstallerWPPQ50S-skyrocket. When I try to transfer ...
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Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 file transfer, USB not recognised. No USB options in Settings menu

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 and I wish to transfer some audio files from it to my PC, running Windows 8. When I connect the phone to the computer with the USB cable, the phone beeps and begins ...
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Subfolders and files ignored when copying from sdcard to PC through USB

So I have a music folder that I'm trying to copy from my sdcard onto my PC using Windows Explorer. For some reason, when I attempt to do this, it 'completes' really quickly and I only end up with a ...
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Fast Upload, Slow Download on Wireless-AC WAN over SFTP

Title says most of it. I use ES File Explorer, but the issue seems to exist in any file manager. Copying files to the SFTP server nets 20-30MB/s, whereas copying files from is ~400-500kB/s. I ...
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Transfer file securely android to pc via LAN

I need a file transfer from android device to pc server.Both of them is in same network.First i tried file transfer via adb.But adb is not secure connection. How do i securely transfer between ...
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cannot play or copy corrupted video

I have a Samsung galaxy S4. I have changed the settings so that the pictures and video taken from the phone camera are saved in a folder on the external memory card. Usually this works quite well. ...
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Simplest way to transfer files from PC to Android device (wireless)

What's the simplest way to transfer files (often around 100 MB) from PC to Android device, with wireless connexion ? Should I use an application for this? Remark 1 : I want to set "wifi=off" after ...
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Seeking alternative to Andoid File Transfer utility

Need usb alternative to Android File Transfer for Mac. Problems: 1. no search capability 2. Cannot report size of files. 3. No route to send problem reports to developer. Reasons for not using ...
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Why can't I copy files between the external & interal SD on an Android 4.2 tablet?

When I insert a micro-SD card into the tablet, I can open the graphical "file manager" in the apps and view which files & folders are on the internal-SD and the external-SD. However I can not ...
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Direct file access on tablet from LAN, as opposed to having to download files first

I am attempting to construct a LAN/WLAN to which computers, smartphones and tablet are connected. I would like to be able to access all these devices from from any device via some file manager and ...
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adb push command gone very wrong D: cant revert!

adb push kernel.zip /sdcard overwrote the sdcard folder (which is a symlink to /storage/sdcard0 ) with the kernel.zip renamed as sdcard! Then I improved my command to `adb push kernel.zip ...
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Transfer Files Though USB to PC

Browsing my android device though USB shows very old files. Someone else has had this issue. I do not wish to reboot my PC or phone every time I want to get files from my phone. I also do not like ...
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How can I speed up image transfer from my Android to the internet?

I have installed an app on my Android phone which can be used for uploading photos to the web. The problem is images can't be upload due to network weakness. Does anyone know a way in which I can ...
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Help with moving ALL data from one galaxy 3 to a new Galaxy 3

I need to transfer everything from phone A to phone B (pictures, contacts, apps, and text messages). How can I do that?
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How to access /storage/emulated/0/ from PC?

I want to export the settings of the K9 mail app. This app exports a settings file to /storage/emulated/0/com.fsck.k9/settings-4.k9s. But if I connect my Nexus 4 to my PC I cannot see such a file or ...
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How do I transfer media from a Mac to Android? [closed]

Please help me with this problem, thanks
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How can I get file from /data/data/com.myapplication?

I need to get an internal file out of the filesystem in tact. I see the file, using ES File Explorer, located in LocalDevice/data/data/com.myapplication/file/user.json. The device (Nexus-7) is rooted. ...
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Transferring videos from Android to iOS Camera Roll

Trying to find the easiest method of getting home videos (up to 3 minutes long) taken on my Nexus 5 (Android) phone and sending it over the internet to the family to save to their iOS (iPhone/iPad) ...
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APK via bluetooth

I recently bought a Nexus 5. I tried to send an .apk (via bluetooth) from my mobile to other mobile. Its working fine and I installed the app on other mobile. But when I tried to send the same .apk ...
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Unable to copy files to Nexus 7 / Android KitKat

I've got brand new, factory-based, un-tweaked ASUS Nexus 7 II (2013) LTE tablet and I'm completetly unable to copy more than just a few files between my PC and tablet. Steps, that I repeat every time ...
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Transfer Files to Nexus 4 with Terminal

I want to transfer files to my Nexus 4 using the Mac Terminal. I tried to use the adb shell with adb push, but because I'm not root I'm not allowed to push to the sdcard. Is there any way to mount ...
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Is it possible to transfer files to a powered off device?

Unfortunately, I have managed to delete an integral directory of the phone, which causes it to stuck on the boot-up screen. It would be very easy to repair this damage if I could find out how to mount ...