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 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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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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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 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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Quickly send file from phone to PC via internet?

Is there a service/app that provide this functionality? I imagine the inversion of Awesome Drop.
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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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Sync arbitrary files with a server

I'm looking for a way to keep a file (keepass .kdb) on my Droid2 in sync with one on a server. This is just a file on the filesystem - not contacts, calendar, etc. I need bidirectional, not just ...
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Linux program to transfer file from/to an android device?

Do you know if there is a linux program (possibly nautilus plugin) to transfer file from/to an android device? What is in my mind is a program which does "adb push", "adb pull", and "adb shell ls" in ...
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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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Is there a way to copy files directly between two Android devices on the same wifi network?

I now have a Samsung Galaxy S Android phone running Froyo 2.2.1 and an Archos 101 Android tablet - also running Froyo. Both are 'connected' to the same home network via wifi. Is there a method by ...
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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 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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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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Any way to push files onto android phones?

There is any way to push files from a computer to an Android phone? Maybe to its SD card. It may work like Android Notifier, but the opposite way (PC to phone), as in Chrome-to-phone. I looked some ...
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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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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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Copying files from web to phone?

Is there a reliable way to move files from the web to my phone? I am with Orange/T-Mobile (Everything Everywhere) and my 3g coverage is really patchy. When we had wifi in the office I used to use ...
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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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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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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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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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Linux fails to mount Android device in USB MSC mode

I wish to mount my Sony Xperia ST21i (Android 4.0.4) under Linux (Debian) via USB. However, I get this error: # mount /dev/sdb /mnt mount: no medium found on /dev/sdb What I did so far: On the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Application for automatic synchronization of remote folders?

Possible Duplicate: Complete dropbox implementation for Android I'm looking for an application that will synchronize folder automatically from my computer to Android device. Application ...
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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 it possible to start an FTP session via bash?

Is it possible to start a session with an Android Samsung Galaxy smartphone through a bash shell to access files remotely?
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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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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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How to copy a file into Micro SD via USB in Android?

How can I copy a file into micro SD of an Android phone connected via USB to a PC with Windows?
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Why do I get “not enough space” when I copy an APK file to /system/app?

I recently rooted my HTC Desire Bravo because I needed read/write access to /system/app in order to be able to copy an APK file there. I wrote here on stackexchange on the best solution to root the ...
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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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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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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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When I lose access to my Exchange server, is there a way to keep my contacts?

Changing jobs and will soon no longer have access to my company's Exchange server. Contacts are in Exchange and synched on my Droid (HTC EVO) using the default Exchange app. I want to be sure I ...
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How to copy file from PC to android tablet?

When I connect the android tablet to windows 7 I get 2 external devices, one of them (H) doesn't open. When I open G:, I get this If I want to copy an app (adobe reader) to the tablet, to which ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Browse or mount SD card over WiFi on Linux?

Is there a way to browse the contents of my SD card from my Linux (Ubuntu 10.04) machine over WiFi? I used to connect with a mini-usb cable, or send files through gmail. Surely there must be a way to ...
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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 ...