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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Transfering mp3 file from a pc and play it on Android 4.1.1?

I recently bought a smartphone with the intent of not having to bow to iPhone and its iTunes etc. I am a PC only user and so I don't really want to change my religion from Win-to-IOS! However, what ...
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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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File servers for Android? [closed]

Do any good file servers exist for Android that do not require root? Ideally, it'd be nice to just be able to have an SMB share, but the only app I was able to find for this (Samba Filesharing) ...
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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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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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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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What is the fastest way to transfer huge files beween two android powered devices?

What is the fastest way to transfer huge files (e.g. 500MB) between two android powered devices? Bluetooth? WiFi direct? Beam? or maybe USB on-the-go?
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How to transfer text message backup file to my Samsung Galaxy S III?

I used "SMS Backup & Restore" to create an sms.xml file with all my text messages from my old phone. My new phone, Samsung Galaxy S III, can't mount as USB mass storage, so I can't figure out how ...
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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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Dropbox export folder to SD card?

Is it possible to download a folder (or at least download multiple files at once) from Dropbox to SD card? I do not seem to have the export option when selecting folders Note the "Share" option ...
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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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How to disable file extension check during incoming file transfers?

I'm running CyanogenMod 10 on my Nexus 7. As with all other Android devices, for some reason Google thought it cute to check file extensions of incoming Bluetooth file transfers and reject them if ...
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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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How to transfer huge files between Android phones only with ES File Explorer and Wi-Fi?

I have few HD movies each occupying around 1Gb to be transferred from one Android phone to another. I've read the question How to transfer files over Wi-Fi without a hotspot and its answers. Even ...
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How can I change the default location for bluetooth file transfers?

I have an Android 2.3 device (Samsung Galaxy Y Duos, S6102) and want all files that I receive via bluetooth to save to my SD card. How can I do that?
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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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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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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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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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can I transfer a game app from galaxy s3 to galaxy tab 2

just got a galaxy tab 2 today and I would like to transfer the fashion story game my daughter plays on my galaxy s3 phone to it so she doesn't have to start from scratch... she's 8 and found it sooo ...
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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 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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How to perform a full system dump/backup with a broken screen?

So, yesterday my phone took a serious tumble. It is now essentially useless, as the screen either fails to turn on, or when it does, there is nothing useful to see (just lines of primary colors, ...
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Transfer files from recovery on a Nexus 10

My Nexus 10 won't boot, so I need to copy a ROM from my computer to the device. Since it won't boot, I need to copy it via recovery. I can flash recoveries as needed and install software on my ...
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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 ...
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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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Transfer Data from Android Mobile to Android Tablet

I want to synchronize my Android Phone and Tablet. How can I copy my pictures and music to my Tablet? I don't want to upload all my data to a Cloud service (my Internet connection is slow and ...
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How to copy file from PC to android tablet?

When I connect the android tablet to windows 7 I get 2 external devices, one of them (H) doesn't open. When I open G:, I get this If I want to copy an app (adobe reader) to the tablet, to which ...
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How to get an apk file onto the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

I'm on a mac, and I have an apk file. When I connect the Tablet to the mac via USB, it does not show up in Finder. How can I get the apk transfered to the device? I have installed Astro File Manager ...
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Any way to push files onto android phones?

There is any way to push files from a computer to an Android phone? Maybe to its SD card. It may work like Android Notifier, but the opposite way (PC to phone), as in Chrome-to-phone. I looked some ...
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Quickly send file from phone to PC via internet?

Is there a service/app that provide this functionality? I imagine the inversion of Awesome Drop.
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Issues transfering .apk files from PC to phone using the cable. Sony Xperia Neo

I want to transfer some .apk files to my phone to install the applications on it. I've tried many ways of downloading and installing applications on the smartphone but to no avail, so I think this ...
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How can I drag and drop files to Nexus 7 from a Windows PC?

I have a Nexus 7 tablet and Windows 7 computer. I can see the tablet in the device manager as a Nexus 7. It shows up as nexus 7 when I view it on my PC as a drive. When I drag a photo to the tablet ...
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Why is the connection between the Android emulator and a PC so slow?

Host OS: Windows 7 x86 Android emulator target: 2.3.3 When I execute 'adb pull' or 'adb push' with emulator - transfer speed is about 70KB/s. When I do this with real device it's normal USB speed. ...
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Organizing Files Between Files Saved in External SD Card and Files Saved in Internal Drive

For example, let's say I want to take some settings for organizing the directory target. When I take photos, I want to automatically saved directly onto the removable SD card (external drive) while ...
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Pushing files to my tablet from PC

I have a Sony Tablet S. When I'm browsing the Google Play webpage on my PC, I can install applications by just pushing the Install button and choosing my device - all done on my PC. Then a moment ...
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Downloaded music plays on PC and transfers to phone, but some files don't show up in phone library after transfer

My music - which is in MP3 format - plays normally on my PC. When I transfer some of my music to my device, my computer says the transfer was complete, however I cannot see some of the music on my ...
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LG G2 model VS980 4G Bluetooth File Transfer

I am unable to get my LG G2 (Verizon, model VS980 4G) with Android 4.2.2 to successfully transfer files using Bluetooth. I had one app work a few times, then that too stopped working. I can get the ...
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Speed of WiFi file transfer from PC to phone

I have WiFi router set up. Both my phone and Windows PC connects to the same WiFi. So I tried ES File Explorer to copy shared folders from my Windows PC to my mobile. However transfer speed goes as ...
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How can I split files on the computer and then assemble them on android device?

Would be a simple way to bypass the MTP protocol crap to transfer files to my android tablet. There must be app out there that I can split files in pieces on computer and then reassemble on android ...
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How can I transfer files between Samsung Galaxy Note 800 and usb pen drive?

Is it compulsory that I need a Desktop or Laptop to transfer files between Samsung Galaxy 800 and a usb pen drive.
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How to copy files from tablet to PC - Not all files show up in PC

When I connect my Xoom to my PC via USB cable I get a Xoom "Portable Media Player" showing up in my Windows Explorer. When I browse the drive, I can only see half the folders compared to if I browse ...
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Is there an FTP server which supports resuming failed downloads?

I am looking for an FTP server for my android phone which will allow me to resume a download that has failed. In other words it has to support the REST command. Currently I am using (the otherwise ...
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Linux fails to mount Android device in USB MSC mode

I wish to mount my Sony Xperia ST21i (Android 4.0.4) under Linux (Debian) via USB. However, I get this error: # mount /dev/sdb /mnt mount: no medium found on /dev/sdb What I did so far: On the ...
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Stop Android File Transfer Popping Up

Bit annoying that Android File Transfer pops up whenever I connect my Nexus 7 to the Macbook. Is there any way to keep it active but hidden initially?
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Connect microSD card with your PC folder via Wi-Fi only

Suppose you sit in an office where you have high speed wi-fi internet connection to which you can connect your android mobile phone. On your office pc you have some downloaded videos , pictures etc. ...
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Sync arbitrary files with a server

I'm looking for a way to keep a file (keepass .kdb) on my Droid2 in sync with one on a server. This is just a file on the filesystem - not contacts, calendar, etc. I need bidirectional, not just ...
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Copy data from phone to wifi network

USB port on my phone broke (can't transfer data). My phone uses built-in memory, no memory card. It works, I connect to wifi, etc. Is there any software or easy way to copy all my files from phone to ...