The Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) is a protocol which purpose is to facilitate the transfer of media files and associated metadata to/from devices. Many devices and audio software applications support MTP. Latest versions of several operating systems, including AmigaOS, Android, AROS, Linux, Mac OS, ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Samsung Galaxy GT-s7562 rooting using (Arch)linux

I have a Samsung Galaxy Trend II Duos (GT-S7562) bought from China.(I live in Ireland) Hence, I am not able to access any google services through apps (no access to Play Store, Google based apps). I ...
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Incompatible / error connecting as MTP device after unlocking and rooting Nexus 4

I unlocked and rooted my Nexus 4 it shows as connected it shows in my computer But when copying a file, it gives me an error stating "device is unavailable or may have been removed" What should I ...
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MTP sync on LG Spectrum — kill with extreme prejudice

I have an LG Spectrum, running ICS, and I always keep the USB Connection Type on Charge Only. Lately, for some evil reason, whenever I connect the USB cable to a computer, it bloody ignores my setting ...
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LG D821, where to dowload the ADB drivers?

I use Windows 8, adb seems to not be able to find my LG D821. I have set the LG D821 in USB debugging mode. Where can I find the LG drivers for this model ? It does not seems that LG provides anymore ...
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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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Windows doesn't show device in Explorer

After updating my Nexus 7 to the latest version of Android (4.4.4 at this point), Windows decided that it would no longer show the device in Explorer in MTP mode. PTP worked fine, but obviously this ...
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Mounting android phone to android tablet

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace, with Android 2.3; and an android tablet with USB host support, running on 4.0.3. When I connect the phone to the tablet with an OTG cable, tablet says SD card is broken, ...
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MTP usb driver failed

I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-i8160. Everything went smoothly during the upgrade, but when it's almost finished, it got disconnected from the PC for no reason. When it reconnected again, it ...
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How come moving files on my phone when it's connected to my computer actually does a copy instead?

So, I copied a file from my desktop to the phone's microSD card. Then I realized that I'd like the file to be in a subdirectory on the card, so I initiated a move. Shouldn't take long at all, as it's ...
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Stream data via mtp

Android has removed support for UMS (USB Mass Storage) in favor of MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) for connecting to a computer. MTP works similar in terms of copying and pasting files and folders to ...
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Drivers for 2.3.3 device to work as MTP

I have a samsung Galaxy y device running 2.3.3 , where can i find the drivers of this device , to connect as MTP. checked in the website of device manufacturers. tried installing drivers from device ...
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Can not write to internal storage on Nexus 4

I connect the Nexus 4 to the computer (Win7), and go Computer\Nexus 4\Internal storage. I can copy from it, I can create folders, but I can not copy data to it. I had the previous one replaced ...
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How can I troubleshoot MTP on my Galaxy Nexus

My Galaxy Nexus 4.2.2 won't show up as a MTP device anymore. It looks like the phone is the problem, I want to debug the problem from that end. Like many before me, I tried everything, and then some ...
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I mounted Android on Ubuntu. Can I create subdirectories using mtpfs?

I use Android 4.0 and followed a tutorial to mount my tablet on Ubuntu using mtpfs when the device is connected via cable. It works almost perfectly. I can copy files and even whole directories to ...
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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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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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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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Permanently set USB connection mode

My phones touchscreen has been gradually failing for a few months, so before it dies completely I rooted it and installed Webkey so I can control it via a browser. Of course that requires the wifi to ...
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htc one mtp issue

Starting two days ago, I've encountered an issue when I wanted to connect my HTC One to my PC. In the notification area, appeared a notification that said that MTP mode is active, but it disapeared ...
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command line mtp android sync with pc

I'd like to be able to sync a directory on my android phone with a directory on my pc from the commend line over a usb cable without installing anything on the phone. This can be done using adb: ...
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Why does the manta (nexus 10) not “mount” with MTP selected?

Two android (nexus 4, and nexus 10) devices with cyanogenmod (nightly) are connected to windows 7. When the nexus 4 is connected windows shows it in explorer and it is possible to transfer files ...
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MTP mounts vs USB storage - restrictions

Just got a nexus 4, and tried to copy files from my nexus one to it. Copying the N1 SD data to my linux box was a breeze, but the N4 doesn't offer simple mounting. Shows up as a USB Camera, with ...
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Xperia Play MTP driver fails to install

When trying to update my Xperia Play with PC Companion, it fails to install the drivers for my device. I plug it in, it tries up until it says a problem has occured installing the hardware. My screen ...
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Hidden (dot-files — “.*”) files not presented by MTP

Files starting with the . character (hidden files under linux/unix/OSX conventions) are not being displayed when connected to a Galaxy Stratosphere II via either Android File Transfer or simple-mtpfs. ...
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No MTP mode, New sync cable, Kies doesn't recognize,USB drivers not doing anything WTF I537 4.4.2

Fist time caller, long time listener. Let me start off by saying I use to have hair but I've pulled it all out. I have an S4 Active I537 with a 4.4.2 ver. android build. I have pretty much never been ...
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PTP but not MTP

I have a Samsung Galaxy Express with Android 4.1.2. When I connect my phone over USB, it connects as a media device. The only option I see is Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP): I cannot choose MTP ...
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Stuck in USB Charge, cannot change back to MTP

I've got a Motorola Photon Q running Android 4.1.2 A week ago, I was at work, and I needed to charge my phone. I plugged into one of the office computers, but I switched the USB option to 'charge ...
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enable media device mode for android 2.3.6

Is there some software that can enable my android phone (micromax a50) to act as a media transfer device? This is purely for dev purposes - I have to keep pushing apk's on my device and installing ...
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mtp usage: how to mount and transfer files to and from a Samsung: Galaxy model Android phone

how do I use mtpfs to read/write to a USB connected Android phone, connected as a mass storage device: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ mkdir phone thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ sudo mtpfs -o allow_other ...
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Rooting issues Fire 7 HD (screenshots)

Description Using various methods, I've come to some terminal points in my android rooting process and thought up a number of questions as a result. I've used two PC's to attempt this, both PC's ...
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Xperia ST21i won't show up as a drive on Windows in MTP mode

I use Sony Xperia ST21i and enabled developer options. I connect Xperia to Windows 8 PC using USB cable. I install USB drivers for ST21i, and PC Companion tool. Xperia ST21i won't show up as a drive ...
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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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How can I connect my android phone to my PC via USB cable in MTP mode

I tried connecting my mobile MOTO G to my PC running Windows XP SP3. I hear a sound notifying it is connected but in the DEVICE MANAGER all i get is a Unknown Device and under that there is XT 1033 ...
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MTP Intilization

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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How can I fix phone corruption when using USB mass storage mode?

It used to happen in stock ICS and remains in CyanogenMod 9. Whenever I connect my phone to computer through USB using mass storage mode (MSC), my phone gets crazy. In ICS, I remember it used to mess ...
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whenever I connect my usb to my laptop. I no longer appear the “mtp” or “ftp” icon

Ever since I get my motherboard replaced. I can't transfer any files from phone to computer. It does not show up the "ftp" or "mtp" icon.... how do I troubleshoot this? I have lots of thing to ...