This webpage: How to Access a Shared Folder on Android makes use of ES File Explorer, using Wi-Fi.

Can we access Windows folders using a USB connection (in Transfer Files mode)? More specifically, is the USB connection a two-way data connection? Do Android devices have access to Windows files and folders, just like Windows can access the internal storage of Android devices, during a USB connection?

  • Theoretically this is possible, however you would have to forward a large number of TCP and UDP ports using ADB from your device to your computer to make it work (because the Windows share aka CIFS/SMB protocol is pretty complex). – Robert Apr 20 '18 at 18:43

USB is a output port and can only read in one direction, so you´ll never be able to read disk data from any usb device.

| improve this answer | |
  • Your answer is totally wrong. USB is a bidirectional communication system. – Robert Apr 20 '18 at 18:37

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.