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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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) ...
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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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transfer files from Mac to nexus 7 via bluetooth?

I forgot the USB cable and I have some files on the Mac that I would like to transfer to my nexus 7. Is it possible to do this via bluetooth? Is there an app that can do this?
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File bluetooth visibilty default on

I have a Galaxy S II, I transfer files using bluetooth to my PC all the time, constantly! It's rather annoying having to mark each and every file as visible on bluetooth (very stupid design not ...
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How can I attach a file to an MMS message?

Can I attach files to an MMS message? I am looking for a way to attach files like doc, pdf, or zip and send them over MMS.
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WinSCP for android equivalent

Is there a drag/drop ssh client for android so I can connect to my home server via ssh and easily transfer files from server to android phone? something like winSCP for Windows?
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USB synchronization security issues

I've got an Android phone. I have just reset it to its factory default settings and set a password for unlocking the phone. However, even when it is locked and the screen displays a text box with a ...
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How can I use my Galaxy Nexus as an external USB storage drive?

I just got the Galaxy Nexus and learned that it does not support USB Mass Storage mode. It only supports MTP and PTP. I regularly use my phone as a USB flash drive at work so this is a problem. I ...
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Can't create folder with Android file transfer on MAC

When trying to create folder on Samsung Galaxy TAB 2 from mac uisng Android File Transfer, I get "Could not connect to device. Try reconnecting or restarting your device". What could be the reason ...
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How to transfer files over wifi without a hotspot?

I'm looking for a way to transfer files between an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S2, rooted) and any computer system I may need to interact with (this means preinstalled software on the computer, ...
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android video transfer crash

I'm trying to transfer video files to my phone, HTC Google Nexus One (Android 2.3.6), but with this strange behaviour: After I copy file to the phone, when I'm opening it with computer it works ok. ...
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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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Picture attachment download keeps using same file name

with my Samusung Galaxy S II Epic 4G (Sprint) every time i go to save an attached picture from a text message the menu pops up with the same file name (everytime!) and a checkbox. i have to remember ...
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airdroid app FileManager doesn't access to sdCard

AirDroid is a impressive app, but I'm not able to access from pc to th SD content, only to the internal folders (also named sd card I think)
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Sync music folders between phone and tablet

I want to use a DJ returnable app on both devices, send want a fast way (WiFi) to keep the music folders sync'd. I always buy from my phone so just need to transfer existing music and new downloads ...
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Why can't I transfer data from my tablet with OTG support to my phone with USB?

Problem I want to copy music from my tablet to my phone with USB. My tablet can't see the phone when connected which is somewhat strange because the phone sees that it is connected and the tablet ...
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Why would I need a disk to transfer music?

Why does Windows XP say "please insert a disk into drive F" when trying to transfer music? (Samsung Galaxy S Aviator)
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Transfer many files from android to pc, without usb and wifi

How can I quickly transfer many files from my Android device to the PC, without USB cable or WiFi? Regular bluetooth would require to transfer every single file manually.
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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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Unable to open copied files from computer to device (mount as disk drive) - HTC Desire S

I connected my phone as a disk drive and put some files ( .png ,.jpg ,.swf ) in the sdcard. I am unable to open those files on the phone. I am unable to find those files in the gallery of the device, ...
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What are the options for streaming music from PC to phone?

I'm interested in being able to play music that's on my computer through my phone - mostly so I can plug the phone into speakers in different parts of the house. Looking for apps, I realise that there ...
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How do I transfer from HTC SENSE to the computer?

I want to transfer contacts, photos and videos from my HTC SENSE to my computer. Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks
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My phone denies certain file types when sending from PC via bluetooth

My Samsung Galaxy Ace has the latest official CyanogenMod nightly. I have Windows XP, a bluetooth dongle, and bluesoleil drivers. I am able to send images and apk files from my pc to my phone. But ...
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How to copy all photos in gallery to linux desktop machine?

I have a bunch of photos on my Samsung Galaxy Tab running 3.2 which I'd like to copy over USB to my main machine running Linux so I can work on them with GIMP and other power tools. Despite this ...
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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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Getting my Angry Birds (and other) data files onto my Galaxy Nexus? [closed]

So...with my HTC Hero, there are two Angry Birds custom files - highscores.lua and settings.lua. Easy enough, I copy them off to my PC. However, on the Galaxy Nexus there's a) no SD card option and ...
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How to transfer files using WiFi Direct between 2 ICS devices? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to send a file wirelessly without bluetooth or a wifi network in ICS? I recently asked the question whether it was possible to transfer 2 files between ...
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How can I send a file wirelessly without bluetooth or a Wi-Fi network in ICS?

I know that one of the new features is WiFi-direct for ICS (noted at the very bottom of the page in the link). Is there a way to leverage this new feature to transmit files from one ICS device to ...
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Mass install apps using FTP/HTTP

I would like to mass install few apps at one time from a single FTP server - from Android phone, without using adb command. The phone will be rooted and will have and the option to install non-Market ...
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How to transfer file to internal usb storage on Samsung Note?

I am trying to install a p12 certificate on my Samsung Note. From what I've read, this can be accomplished with: menu->settings->Location and Security->Install from USB Storage (or SDCard storage, ...
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File from Ubuntu to phone?

I am looking for an app that works similar to "Chrome to Phone", but for file transfer from a desktop. With a right click on a file you can choose "Send to phone" and an application on your Android ...
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How can I prevent transfers breaking when using from from LAN to Local using ES Explorer? [closed]

I'm using ES Explorer to copy files from LAN to Local. If it's a large transfer that will likely run past the time when I allow the phone to sleep, there seems to be a good chance that the transfer ...
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How can I copy files onto an SD card with a Honeycomb tablet?

It seems like copying a file onto the SD card ought to be easy, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to do it. I have an (International) Motorola Xoom Wifi running stock Moto Android 3.2. If ...
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How do I configure File Expert's Web Sharing feature?

I recently installed File Expert on my Samsung Galaxy Ace and I'm not sure how to configure its Web Sharing feature. I clicked on Share My Contents->Start Share Via Web which gave me the URL, ...
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Better way to connect Galaxy Nexus (ICS) to Linux

I can connect my Galaxy Nexus to my Kubuntu machine using the PTP protocol, but it's really slow. I've read this interview about why Galaxy Nexus doesn't support USB Mass storage, and I've gone to ...
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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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File Transfer: How to transfer files betwen my Xperia Neo (Android 2.3) and Kubuntu Linux?

I have bought a Xperia Neo which runs Android 2.3 and I'm running Kubuntu Linux on my Laptop. I just connected the Phone using a USB Cable and set it to Mass Storage Mode. I expected to have the ...