The Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) is a protocol which purpose is to facilitate the transfer of media files and associated metadata to/from devices.

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Why are my MP3 files not showing in Windows file browser?

I uploaded MP3 files in the Music folder on my Nexus 5 a few weeks ago. Today, I want to erase some of them to make space, but there are no files or folders showing in my Windows files browser when I ...
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Drive letter for MTP connection under Windows

In Android 3 the connection to PC as Mass Storage Controller feature was removed. Is there a way to access MTP-mounted phone as a drive letter? I want standard file manager programs (e.g. Total ...
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Recover data from Galaxy S7 with cracked screen & need to confirm “MTP connection”

I cracked my GS7 severely and the screen no longer lights up. I have a bunch of fairly important photographs saved to the phone that I need for work. I am still able to unlock my phone through the ...
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MTP initialization

What does it mean when I plug in my phone charger and it says MTP Intilization? As soon as I unplug it, it will say Media Scanner Running --> Media Scanning Completed... I am using a wall charger to ...
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Problem copying files with unusual characters in their names to the Galaxy S4 SD card but not to the phone

I run Gentoo Linux on my laptop. MTP connection to my phone works well, and I can see both the phone memory and my SD card. I can copy files to and from both to my laptop with no difficulty. The ...
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iPhone security and Android MTP support

I'm trying to import photos from my iPhone to my Nexus 10 device (Android 5.1.1) using USB-OTG. The iPhone connects as a MTP device and will initially connect as a empty device until I press "Trust ...
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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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Enable USB Mass storage marshmello 6 Galaxy note 5

I tried to enable UMS thorugh adb terminal with those commands adb shell setprop sys.usb.config mass_storage,adb adb shell setprop persist.sys.usb.config mass_storage,adb reboot and the android ...
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Can MTP be configured to show the root?

I have a rooted device running Android 6. When I connect it via USB, I can browse files via MTP, but it is limited the the /sdcard folder, for instance I can see Downloads and DCIM but I can't access ...
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Change MTP/PTP for a Galaxy S4 w/ a Broken Screen

I'm trying to do a complete backup of all data on my Samsung Galaxy S4 before I send it in for repairs. Even though the screen is completely black and does not work (very little touch abilities), I ...
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Unable to write to internal storage through MTP

When I connected my XT1033 (Moto G) to my computer in MTP mode, I was unable to access the contents of the internal storage in write mode. I was unable to create any folders, delete files, rename etc. ...
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External sd card is not recognized in my pc

When my phone MOTOROLA G3(2015) is updated to Marshmallow, it's not showing files when connected to PC. While connecting, it shows options as charging only, PTP, MTP, MIDI. When I select MTP, it shows ...
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Connect my lollipop device via USB in mass storage mode

I have Samsung S5 dual sim variant which runs on android v5.0 stock based custom rom, and having some trouble with MTP mode such as very slow copying speed and can't play media directy (I have to copy ...
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where is the option to enable MTP?

So, I had the notification record to enable mtp/foto mounting option. It's now disappeared and I'm not able to find it in the settings page. Can you tell me where is the option to enable MTP? (I ...
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Default USB MTP for Android 6.0

I would like to have MTP selected by default (instead of charging) when I plug an Android 6.0.x device to a PC through a USB cable. What should I add or modify in the build.prop file of my rooted ...
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Does CPU and RAM affect MTP file transfer speed android?

I am testing an application for file transfer using MTP the transfer speed is getting vary in different android devices. Can anyone help me to know what are the factors that may affect the MTP file ...
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How to connect a Nexus 6p to Windows 8.1 in MTP mode

When I connect my phone to my Windows 8.1 PC, I can select PTP mode on the phone and the phone immediately shows up under "This PC". However, I only see pictures related files, I wanted to see other ...
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File transfer of large file to PC fails

I am using Cyanogenmod 13 (CM-13.0-20160325-NIGHTLY-jfltexx) on a Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505/jfltexx) and an external 64GB sd card. With TWRP I created a backup image , which is obviously quite large. Now I ...
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Windows claims that my device has malfunctioned?

The issue (summarized) My phone will not be recognized by ANY computer, regardless of OS, with or without drivers. Kies is not installed, nor Android Transfer (in the case of my iMac), and I am at my ...
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MTP selected but PC doesn't show contents of external SD card

I have a Motorola G2. I'm unable to to access contents of external SD from PC. I chose MTP option for USB configuration. I can access the internal storage but not the external storage. The latter is ...
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How can I force a media rescan on Lollipop?

I would like to force a rescan so that the MTP file listing is correct when I use Android File Transfer on my Mac. I've tried a half dozen apps but none of them seem to work on Android 5.0. I have ...
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Android: Unreadable files - broken flash cells?

In the last month I noticed that more and more files on the internal data partition of my Android phone are broken. The files cannot be read via MTP and are empty when opened on the phone itself (e.g. ...
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Files show up on Nexus 5 but not in Windows 7

I have a Nexus 5 running Android 6.0.1 and all of my files appear on the media direcotries within the phone, but when I plug it in as an MTP device in Windows 7, only some of the files show up. When I ...
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adb pushed file not showing over MTP

I want to copy a file ~5G to my Oneplus One(running cm-12.1-20151117-SNAPSHOT-YOG7DAO1K6) over MTP, but it fails at finishing copying. The copied file is 0KB so I delete it. Later I successfully copy ...
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My phone storage is empty when connected to pc

I need to back up all data and media on my phone but every time i connect it to pc everything is fine and my pc recongize the phone but not every time i need to plug and unplug phone several times to ...
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how to re-enable Media Device (MTP) for USB PC Connection Samsung Galaxy s2

I cant connect my phone the normal way it used to be on PCs where i used SU command on ADB shell to access system files of my phone. I'm just guessing that the phone is storing the identity of the PC ...
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Android Transmit system audio over MTP

Here is what I want to do. If I plug in my Galaxy S4 to my BMW 335i, then I can browse and play music stored on the device just fine and the sound quality is excellent. If I play over the audio ...
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How can I access /sdcard/ when I connect to PC (MTP)

I'm running a Nexus 5 (Android 6.0.1) Today I have created a WhatsApp backup file and wanted to copy it to a new device. I can confirm the file existence in ES File Explorer. (Click image to ...
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MTP not working but ADB works fine

I use Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Android Phone, its MTP mode is not working just after I plugged it in to another PC some time for just USB charging. I re-installed the driver on my PC and removed the ...
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HTC One detected as CD Drive

I am experiencing a similar problem as described there: Whenever I connect my HTC One to my Windows 8.1, it is recognized as a CD Drive. So I tried the solution proposed by Macha's answer, but I ...
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moto G MTP not connected on windows XP

My Moto G MTP is not working in windows xp for any files transfer from pc to device. I tested the same device on Windows 7 and ubuntu, and it worked like a charm . Does Windows XP needs any special ...
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Marshmallow USB connection type

I just flashed the Android 6 Image to my Nexus 7 (2013) LTE a few minutes ago. It was a clean flash, so I copied my files over to my PC. When I plugged it in after it booted, Windows detects it, ...
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Suddenly no data can be written to SD Card from PC (MTP), read Ok, Galaxy Ace 4. What to do?

It is not a filesystem error as I tried to install a different SD Card to see if it is possible to copy files to it, same behavior, can read, not write. There are plenty of free space in SD card. 32 ...
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Why isn't my Moto G showing up on my lapto

Moto G not showing up on PC. But gets charged all right. Tried changing the cable and plugging on another PC. Out of luck. Turned on USB debugging. Still isn't working. Any ideas?
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Samsung Galaxy S6 no MTP,PTP connection error

I am having trouble with my device when connecting it through usb. My device registers through odin in download mode but that's it. When i connect it to my pc my phone just notifies me that its ...
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Nexus 7's MTP does not connect in mass storage mode anymore

I've had a Nexus 7 for a year now and since the day I've got it, I could easily connect it to my PC and transfer file to/from it in MTP mode. But some weeks ago I tried installing Ubuntu on it and ...
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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't create files on Galaxy SIII via USB

I just got a Samsung Galaxy SIII and connected it to a Windows 7 PC. I installed the Samsung Andorid (sic) USB drivers for Windows too. When I connect the phone, I get the typical popup asking me ...
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Permission denied for “dd” of Android phone's file system connected over mtpfs in Ubunutu 14.0.4 [closed]

I have connected my rooted Mi3 android phone to Ubuntu 14.0.4 using jmtpfs. I am using ~/Desktop/phone as my mount point. I am able to browse the Android device using Nautilus. Now I want to recover ...
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How do I enable MTP on S4 with Lollipop

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 5.0.1. I don't know the last time I tried accessing the phone with my computer but it worked using MTP. Now I struggle enabling MTP. The phone prompt ...
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how to sync phone memory with pc?

Before Jelly Bean forced us to use MTP mode (mass transfer protocol) instead of Mass Storage Device, It was dead simple to backup my phone to my pc, because I only needed to plug it in, and sync the ...
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Disabled MTP, cannot access setting to enable

I have an AOSP rom of android 5.0. I unchecked the MTP checkbox in the settings, all options turned grey, a few seconds later the activity closed and now I cannot open it again to enable MTP. I've ...
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Cannot see phone under 'My Computer'

My Galaxy S3 (running CM11) isn't showing at all under My Computer. The phone is set to MTP. Under my computer the GT-i9300 shows up under 'Unspecified'. When I go into the device properties it shows ...
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android kit-kat mtp/ptp to mass storage

Is there a way to emulate mass storage class on a PTP/MTP android 4.4.4 device without resorting to rooting. Could a WiFi to USB Mass Storage adapter be used for this purpose? I need to connect my ...
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Folder seen as file when connected as MTP

I have Redmi 1S phone running Andriod 4.3 (MIUI v56). When connected to a PC (Windows 7 32Bit) in MTP mode, one of the folders named Backup (present in internal memory) is seen as a file and ...
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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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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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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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How do I stop the “Connected as Installer” when connecting to computer? (LG G3 Lollipop)

When I connect my LG G3 running Lollipop to my Mac, the phone connects as an installer. The Verizon Mobile finder window pops up and my phone notifies me it's connected as an installer. I have ...
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Enabling MTP in HTC Desire S

My use case scenario is following: push some data from pc to smartphone and have an app there that detects and read that data. I know that there is MTP protocol that allows both pc and mobile device ...