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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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 ...
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Is there a way to remotely access my desktop and transfer files over the net to my S3?

I have Win 7 Pro on my home desktop and a 4.1.1 OS Samsung S3 phone. Is there a simple tool or something I can use to move around and transfer files directly from my desktop to the internal drive on ...
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Bypass 4GB limitation of Android file transfer

Both my phone and my SD card (exFAT formatted) support big file size. However, Android File Transfer app does not allow send files bigger than 4GB. Is there a way to bypass the limitation?
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How do I find media downloaded to phone from XMBC?

I am using XMBC for Android on my HTC One and downloaded a movie to /storage/sdcard0/Download/ Where is that going to show up and how do I get to it? Is it possible to download to maybe a cloud or a ...
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How can I easily copy files from an Android device to a computer wirelessly via command line?

I need to copy jpegs from an Android phone's sdcard to a computer, ideally through command line (/storage/sdcard1/*.jpg to a remote location) I've tried Izzy's solution from this post like so: scp ...
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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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Ejecting a device connected via Android File Transfer

I recently upgraded from a device running Android 2.3 to 4.2. On my 2.3 device, I could use USB Connection Mode to automatically mount the device on OSX. When I first connected my 4.2 device, I was ...
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Problem connecting Galaxy Note 10.1 to Mac OS X Mountain Lion

I'm trying to connect my Galaxy Note 10.1 (running Android 4.2.2) to my Mac OS 10.8 machine via USB. I used Android File Transfer, but it gives me an error that says: Could not connect to device. ...
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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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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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How do I transfer music files to Nexus 4

I plugged in Nexus 4 to my windows machine(XP Service Pack 2) and it didnt recognise or install any software automatically. I downloaded Google USB Driver from SDK Kit and installed it and now it ...
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Computer folder keeps closing when I try to open the camera folder to download all my photos

When I connect my samsung galaxy s2 to the computer and click through to the folder which contains all the photos from my phone's camera the phone keeps disconnecting and everything closes. How do I ...
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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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Alternative file transfer clients

I think most people will agree that the official file transfer client for OS X is painful to use. It seems to stagnate at version 1.0 and only offers the bare minimum. Since my camera connection ...
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How to download pictures from Google Nexus?

With T-Mobile myTouch 4G and T-Mobile's default Android 2.2, I can download the camera photos by pairing the phone with a computer through Bluetooth, and using an integrated file browser functionality ...
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Android GTalk, Chromium Gtalk, Gmail Gtalk - how can i send files such as image, music, video clips like whatsApp?

I am using on my Android Gtalk where i can only do chat text send and receive. But how can i do all the features of WhatsAPP from Gtalk? Features like: file transfer (image pictures, music, video ...
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Cannot access all my folders from my SDCard via USB

I plug in the USB cable to my computer. I click on Open Device to view files, I get to the root of my SDCard. The problem is that there is a directory missing. I can see it with my file manager on ...
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Fast, easy, reliable way to transfer large files between Android devices? (aka. WiFi Direct stories from the field)

I'd like to be able to easily transfer large files wirelessly, fast, between Android devices - preferably without requiring root. As a secondary objetive, it wouldn't hurt if the same solution could ...
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USB file transfer only works when HTC One X is connected in internet pass-through mode

When I connect my HTC One X via USB to my PC, I can see my Android storage only when my phone is connected in internet pass-through mode. I set the mode by Settings > More > Mobile network ...
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Connection between Ubuntu and Nexus 7 does not work well

Following the instruction in http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2004182 (I also see many other similar guides online) The above method, shortly, is editing the file (Do not follow the ...
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There is inconsistency in connection from Android phone to Windows 7 64 bit PC

There are problems transferring files between my laptop and my phone. The symptoms I encountered are strange and I hope for a comprehensive explanation and solution to the problem Background: ...
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How can I directly, wirelessly copy files between Galaxy S3 and Ubuntu?

I would like to copy files between Galaxy S3 and Ubuntu without giving away too many privileges - just copying said file without any rooty system modifications (I want to keep the carrier-warranty ...
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Transfer and import .VCF Contacts

Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300, 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. I have a Nokia phone with .vcf Files of Contacts to be transferred to the Galaxy S3. My contacts are more than 4000 in quantity which I want to transfer ...
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Transfer large files beween Android device and an iPad mini

I have an iPad mini and a Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet. What is the easiest way to transfer several large files between an Android device and an iPad device?
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How do I transfer files in ClockworkMod between my phone and my computer if my phone doesn't have an SD card slot?

So the phone can only boot to "ClockworkMod Recovery" due to unknown reason. Is there a way to transfer files between my phone's internal memory and my computer? There is no SD card slot on the ...
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How can I send large files from my device to my computer, without using a cable?

I have a Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) with 500MB worth of videos on it (2 in total). I want to transfer those files to my computer. The catch, I have no cable. How can I transfer those files as quickly and ...
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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 see the video files in the phone on my PC

I have this very strange issue which I discovered on my month-old Note 2. I never had this issue with my previous device which was a Nexus S. I hooked up the phone via USB to my PC, and selected ...
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Problem reading PDFs downloaded from iMac to my Nexus 7

I have a Nexus 7 32GB. I read an eMag (Model Railroad Hobbyist) and would like to be able to download it from the Mac (or directly from online). I downloaded one issue but the next one, while it ...
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Voice Recorder “Phone Storage”

Apparently on my latest HTC phone, the voice recorder default storage setting is set to "Phone Storage" as opposed to "SD Card". I just switched the setting to "SD Card". From my Win 7 PC, I can ...
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Transfer a large file from PC to smartphone

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, and a PC with Windows XP (I do not have WiFi). I want to transfer a 2.1 GB file from the computer to the phone. If I transfer the file as usual, I have the following error: ...
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Copy SD Card contents to USB HDD

I'm considering to buy an Android Tablet (e.g. Nexus 7). One of the things I would like to do is, copy some content of my SD Cards (e.g. camera, gopro) to a USB HDD. Can I do this with an android ...
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WiFi Direct Doesn't Work

I have two Android devices running Android 4.1.1 with the latest OTA update from the manufacturer. I do not have root or any other system-level customizations on either device, just a bunch of very ...
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Transfer a file from Android to a PC (not in the same network)

If I were connected by wifi in my network, there isn't any problem because with AirDroid I can access the sdcard files using the browser. However when I am out, how can I transfer a file from my ...
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How can I transfer files from PC to Phone or vice versa without internet [closed]

I am using a cloud service (Dropbox) when I am using internet for file transfer. But how can I transfer files between my PC and my Android device without going via the Internet? and of course without ...
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Error Connecting Nexus 7 to Ubuntu 12.10

I have a 32 GB Nexus 7 (idVendor = 18d1, idProduct = 4e41, if that helps...), and my laptop runs Ubuntu 12.10, and have tried connecting using K.K. Patel's answer here, to almost no avail. What ...
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How can I transfer photos to my Android Jelly Bean device while preserving the original timestamp?

I recently bought a Nexus 4 and I would like to transfer my photos of my previous device to it. My previous Android phone used the standard USB mass storage which gave 0 problems to copy back and ...
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Can Android 4.03 send file/image batches?

I'm looking around on the play store for an app that would allow me to select a set of images to send via smail. Because there's a 3 mb limit per e-mail (probably imposed by my provider), I was ...
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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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MTP file transfer: request to proceed, because “device can't play this” - how to fix permanent?

I have Nexus 7 and often copy vide to see on it, but every time windows asks for proceed with reason "device can't play this file format". Supported file formats is declared by media device, but when ...
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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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Why is sftp (client) so slow on Android? [closed]

I've encountered this across numerous Android clients on several devices and I don't understand it. Why is sftp so slow? For instance, transferring a single large file from my laptop vs my Nexus 7 ...
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How to sync folders via cloud in a Dropbox-like way [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Complete Dropbox implementation for Android How can I sync as much as possible of the folder-structure of my phone to the cloud, and from there to the desktop in a ...
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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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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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File Transfer on LAN using wifi

User 'Logos' stated the following in another question's response: If you just want to transfer files while on your LAN and you're using wifi, Samba Filesharing works super well. You can just ...
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adb push: sync but not copy

adb push seems to push everything into the dest folder regardless of their changed/unchanged states. So it wastes a lot of time. Is it possible to sync rather than copy (i.e. to rsync rather than cp)? ...
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Transferring files directly between Tablet and Phone

I want to copy files between my tablet (Toshiba AT100 with Android 4.0) and phone (Samsung Nexus S with Android 4.1) using the USB cable. The tablet has a USB host port and once connected, the phone ...
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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) ...