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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to make my PS3 console recognise my Android device?

How to connect android with PS3 and play media files stored in my smartphone?
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Kies is not able to transfer music files

I've replaced my old mini mac with the latest version of mini mac. I brought Kies back to the new mini using time machine. After that Kies stop working when trying to move music files into my Samsung ...
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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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Note 4 unable to transfer contacts to car after resetting due to bad Lollipop update

I have a Verizon Note 4 and I was able to transfer my contacts after the Lollipop update to my car via bluetooth without issue. I had to reset my phone as the Lollipop update didn't install correctly ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Virus Infected Android Device Huawei Y600 cleaned but cant see folders

Recently I tried to copy some document to my android from a computer which was infected with virus (the virus which turns everything into many shortcuts). I cleaned it up by using Bitdefender which is ...
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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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Transferring Samsung Galaxy S4 pictures

So I came across a similar question but because I'm new and don't have enough points I apparently can't comment. Anyways, this morning I accidentally dropped my phone and rather than the glass screen ...