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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wifi direct transfer path

Is it possible to receive files on memory card during wifi direct transfer ? Is it possible to change wifi direct send/receive settings ? Case is like I need a file from another android phone to my ...
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Problem copying files from PC to Galaxy S3 (slow or frozen)

I have a lot of difficulty copying files to my Galaxy S3. My goal is to sync my music from MediaMonkey to my GS3. When I connect the phone, the computer sees it but the connection is incredibly slow! ...
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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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How do I send a group of contacts via bluetooth?

It's possible to send individual contacts via Bluetooth with Contact -> Send Contact -> Send contact - Bluetooth. But I don't see a way of doing this (on the HTC Desire) with a group of contacts? Is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When I transfer files from computer using USB (MTP), I can't access them on device

Trying to set up my shiney new Nexus 7 (2013 edition) I used MTP to transfer files (music and ebooks) to the device from my Win7 PC. It seemed to work, but then when I ejected/disconnected the tablet, ...
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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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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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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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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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How do i transfer files from my android smartphone to windows laptop?

How do i transfer files from my android smartphone to windows laptop ? NOTE : Bluetooth is working fine on both the devices and is in ON mode.
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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 is Android File Transfer necessary?

Apparently newer versions of Android require the use of Android File Transfer. I have an older machine that doesn't require this, and just mounts as a USB mass storage device. I can't see a technical ...
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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 ...