I have a Pixel which is running Android 9 and I have a computer running El Capitan with Android File Transfer. Under "Use USB for…", I have "PTP" selected. Android File Transfer only shows the folders
DCIM and no other folders or files at that directory depth. Prior to selecting "PTP", I was on "No data transfer" and Android File Transfer told me I needed to select "File Transfer" or "MTP" for it to work. "File Transfer" mode results in Android File Transfer saying I need to reboot or disconnect my phone; this didn't work.
I've already searched for an answer to this and these are things that don't work:
- I cannot select "MTP". There is no such mode, only "PTP".
- There is no
Settings > Apps > All applications > Media storageunder which I can select
I also can't even get a USB drive, connected to my Pixel using a micro USB to USB-C adapter, to show up in Android so I can transfer devices to and from it.
How do I fix this nightmare?
Update #1: I was able to fix this the first time by updating AFT. Several weeks later, I now have the same problem again. I've already updated AFT once more.