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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Transfered photos to computer but hidden folder didnt copy, how can i get these photos back if the phone has been wiped [duplicate]

I transferred all my photos to my mac using android file transfer. I had a hidden folder which i didnt notice wasnt transferred over until now. The phone has been restored to factory settings. Is ...
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Automatically transfer files from a specific folder to computer and delete them on the Phone

Given limited storage space I want to automatically transfer files in a specific folder on my phone to my computer and delete the original file on the phone to safe space. What's the best setup to do ...
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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

I have a Nexus 5 and I have to use Android File Transfert to copy/check my files. It's working but it's not enough for me. For example, if I want to see my picture, there is only a list view, no ...
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Galaxy S2 USB port blown, need to transfer files via wifi

Power supply port on my Galaxy S2 is shot and I need to backup all of my data/content/contacts, but can't do it via USB. I've tried a couple wifi transfer apps, but am not convinced the transferr is ...
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Does adb pull verify files automatically?

Does adb pull verify files automatically? For instance, does it check the hash/checksum of pulled files to see whether they were pulled correctly? I'm guessing it does, but I haven't found an answer ...
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Salvaging a hard drive/memory from Samsung Galaxy S4

Is there any relatively simple way to salvage a hard drive/memory from a Samsung Galaxy S4? A couple of months ago, it was subjected to some saltwater, meaning that most of the motherboard is fried. ...
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Android device not mounting (neither USB nor Blutooth)

I have an Android KitKat 4.4.2 Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo. All was working fine, and I could mount the device and copy files from the device to my Windows 7 PC. Now when I disconnect or insert the USB ...
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SSHelper Server not reachable

SSHelper SSH server works very nice on my old Samsung S2. But it does not work on a newer device of my son. I installed no firewall on the new device. Is there some restriction which does not allow ...
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Copy data from android phone

How do I copy all the content from /data/data/ from a rooted android phone to the PC or SDCard ? ES file explorer so far is unable to copy adb pull does not find the content of that folder adb ...
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Connect LG G3 Android phone to Linux PC

I just want to access the files on my Verizon LG G3 phone from my Linux PC. I have adb installed and I followed this ArchLinux tutorial but adb devices outputs the following: ...
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Upload video to another device during filming?

Here is the problem I am facing. If filming with a smartphone that doesn't come with a microsd card, you are severely limited by storage, especially if you want it shoot full HD video (on my phone ...
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How can I view/transfer non-image files from my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to my computer?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini running Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), and a computer running Ubuntu 12.04. When I plug the phone into the computer using the USB cable that came with the phone, the phone ...
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My Macbook doesn't import or copy photos from Galaxy S3

There are 663 photos in my camera. I want to share some of them them via computer with my mother who does not have a smartphone. My phone and computer are connected via USB cable. The Android File ...
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How to copy a file to the built-in NAND flash storage on an Android device?

So I'm cheap and not going to spend $50.00 on a 16 GB SD card to hold data, and my built-in NAND storage has 16 GB and 13 GB free, so that's sufficient; however, there seems to be no immediate, easy ...
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Image info cache even after deletion?

So I've been trying to transfer images from my mac to my android (previously from iOS device). At first the images exported from the iOS device was done with a bad program and the creation dates were ...
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Is there a protocol for android which allows direct file modifications from computer?

Both the MTP and PTP protocols for file transfer do not allow editing or viewing files on the phone from computer directly. In other words, you have first copy the file from the phone on the computer ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...