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How create a local network on Android?

I want to create a network where my phone is the server, other phones can connect to my phone, and all of them can read or write on a specific folder, not all of my internal storage. Recently, I was ...
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Can I transfer images from the Phone to Windows?

Almost every photo I take, I transfer to my Windows 10 PC. I normally do this by connecting the USB cable between them and using Windows explorer. All my phones fail with the USB connector becoming ...
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Bluetooth sharing mechanism on Android

I am using a Realme 8 5G Android 12 phone. How do I share a contact with other users nearby (on their mobile phones), via the Bluetooth mechanism of the icon on the upper left in the picture below? ...
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Where are edited photos stored?

The Camera app stores photos in some DCIM folder, and these can easily be accessed to attach to an email message, or to download to a pc over an USB cable. In the Photos app, I can edit a photo, and ...
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Wi-Fi direct vs. Nearby Share

I wonder which is a faster way to share large files: Wi-Fi direct or Nearby Share.
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Is it possible to build an Android conformant calendar app which stores its data as shareable file?

Or is there already one? I don't know Androids calendar infrastructure so maybe my question sounds a bit fuzzy. I dislike (non self hosted) cloud services but I like the ability to share my calendar ...
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Does ShareIt use the content we share?

In the TOS it seems they say that we give right to use our content.
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Linux Deploy Ubuntu share folder

I wasn't sure if I had to ask this question on a Linux Exchange or on the Android one, but since folder sharing is working fine on the Linux that are running on my computer, I thought that it is an ...
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How do I mount a Synology remote folder on Android 8.0?

My phone is not rooted. I have shared folders on a Synology drive which I can mount on a couple of different Macs running different versions of Mac OSX. I am assuming the folders are published using ...
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How to share files across multiple user in Android 10

I am implementing a app in which I am creating one file using openFileOutput API in Android. The file is saved to /data/data/com.xx.xx/files/ Now when I am switching to secondary user(multi user) I ...
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How to share files between a regular account and a work account?

How to share files between a regular account and a work account? I've researched and I can't find anything. What I am missing?
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Why is transmitting a file locally through AirDroid slower than downloading it from the internet?

I have a video file on my Android device (One Plus 7 Pro). I use the app AirDroid to download this file to my desktop computer through a web browser or application on the computer. This all happens ...
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How to run SSH/SFTP server for multiple user logins with password authentication on Android?

I want to run an SSH server on my Android phone so that my clients (varying between 10 to 20) can easily and securely share data with me when I'm on the go, without using any third-party hosting ...
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smbv2 samba sharing between Windows 7 and Android stopped working for MyUser, but it works for admin

I used 2 apps that can connect from Android (Nougat) to PC (Windows 7). Hitherto that worked perfect. Now I get user authentication problem when I try to connect from Android to PC with "username" ...
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Any reliable method for transferring files between Android-based device and Windows-based computer? [duplicate]

From at least Android 4.0 to at least Android 8.0 (most likely Pie as well) we are forced by Google-Microsoft trust into using MTP as the only (?) files transportation method between Android-based ...
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iPhone/Android Nearby Filesharing Systems Across Platforms

In the past, I have been excluded from group chats, denied entry into groups and overall discriminated against because I have an Android while almost everyone I know has an iPhone. I have been trying ...
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Open file on tablet from smartphone

How do I view the files on my tablet from my phone? Do I have to connect wirelessly? I am working on a translation and would like to see the original on one tablet and the file I'm working on on the ...
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How to mount NFS on Android with correct permissions?

I am trying to mount an NFS share on my Android phone. I have already compiled and installed all the needed kernel modules. The NFS share mounts flawlessly but I can only mount as the system user. ...
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How to view history of data/apps I sent using Wi-Fi direct to another phone?

I am using Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) on one of my phones. I want to see apps/files/data I sent to another phone using Wi-Fi direct. I did a bit of research on this topic, but I found no answer to ...
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How do I remove share menu suggestions?

Every time I use the share feature to share a photo in Android 7.1.1, it suggests people who are not in my contacts and contacts I have not spoken to in years. My phone can't be rooted and the ...
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Unable to choose account to share docs from

Started using this new Samsung S9 a week or so ago and it has an annoying trait/bug in Gmail that my older S6 Edge/S5 never had. If I choose a document or photo, from any app, to share, the system ...
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How to share folders on your computer with only one specific android device?

I have marked some folders as shared on the computer to be able to access them on my phone wirelessly using ES File Explorer. That works fine. However, that makes those folders accessible to every ...
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SHARE saved Google images list from Android

Using my Android Acer mobile phone, I created and titled a list of Google Images under my Chrome account. How can I share this with others?
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Problems in copying files on Android 6

I use a Huawei p9 with Android 6. I notice a big problem. When I connect the phone with a Lubuntu pc trying to share files, I get e.g. that for copying 7 folders - each containing several small files ...
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FB Messenger - How to get around the extreme photo/video compression resulting in poor quality?

I often send photos/videos to my friends on Messenger. The problem is that FB's algorythm compresses them so badly it really affects their enjoyability. I send HD videos, and they get something like ...
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How can I see my NFS share in any file manager on Android 6.0.1?

I mounted my NFS shares successfully in Termux with busybox. I mounted the network folder to /data/media/0/Music. I'm also able to see the content of the network share in the terminal with ls -l /...
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How To File Sharing From PC To Remix OS on VM-ware Player?

I have a problem, I have installed my Remix OS on my VM-ware Player and I would like to transfer file between PC and Remix OS. how do file sharing between my PC and my Remix OS? Because it cannot ...
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Share via option on Android 5.1

When one selects the option to share a file on Android 5.1, there is list of apps populated by the OS. Is the order of the list populated by Android based on most used apps? I have noticed this keeps ...
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How to share my mp3 collection with my family's android devices?

I have a collection of CDs that I ripped to mp3 to listen on my android phone. My kids want to listen to some of them on their android phones as well. Is there a way to share my mp3 collection with ...
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How to tell if an app used the internet for local file transfer?

My friend uses Send Anywhere to transfer files between her Android phone and tablet. The tablet connects to the internet through a hotspot from the phone. The app is supposed to transfer the files ...
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How to sync 2 folders using NFC between two Android devices running slightly different Android OS versions

I have a Sony Xperia Z3 running lollipop and another jiayu s3 running Android 4.4. Both of them have NFC. I want to sync a folder in internal storage from one phone with another using Android NFC ...
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Sync to dropbox and delete from android device

I'm using many apps that store their files locally, and they're taking too much space, I can sync their files to dropbox and delete them manually from my phone but I'm asking if I could do it ...
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Windows 8.1 can't access SambaDroid server

I'm trying to set up and smb server using SambaDroid on my HTC One (M7) running Cyanogenmod 12.1 to sync certain folder on my Windows 8.1 laptop. Once the service starts running on my phone, I can see ...
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SyncMe Failed to connect to computer, isConnected failed: ECONNREFUSED (Connection refused)

I have a new router (RT-N18U), and a new HDD, set it up to work with SyncMe Wireless. It all worked pretty well, I synced my phone ok. Then I synced my wife's phone as well. It started ok, 50% of her ...
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How does one share Samsung camera "Virtual Shot" (3D spin-around) photos?

I recently traveled to Europe and took dozens of beautiful 3D spin-around shots using Samsung built-in camera's "Virtual Shot" mode photos. These look amazing on my phone, but I want to share them ...
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Setting up an Android device as file server

I have a spare Android device which I always leave at home. I wonder if i can use it as a file server using its mobile hotspot because I don't have a router and internet at home. Friends always come ...
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Connect PC to laptop with android

Is it possible to connect PC to laptop with Android phone to share files between PC and laptop? I don't have a LAN cable, all I have is: A PC without WiFi adapter. An Android USB cable. An Android ...
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WIFI & Data Connection Problem

I have just updated my Moto G2 to Lollipop 5.0.2. I am unable to share files over WiFi via any of these apps like Superbeam, Xender, Cshare. Also while using data connection, I'm unable to see the ...
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Network storage application

I have android device eGreat U9 with attached external HDD. I'd like to use this device also as a NAS and mount it's drive as a network disk on my linux desktop. Here is what I've already tried: SMB/...
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Encrypted Android phone - sharing files

I am using Sony Xperia M with Android version 4.3 (Jelly bean) with official update. Android allows me to encrypt my files. You can get this menu: Settings --> Security --> Encrypt phone. Now I want ...
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Access Windows admin share from Android?

I have tested several Android apps and none of them seem to be able to do what I want. How do I access admin shares such as \\host\c$ from Android? Note that admin share access is enabled on the ...
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Sharing a directory tree problem from windows to android es explorer

There are several child folders in parent folder on windows 8. Times ago I shared some child folders and accessed them from android es explorer without problems. Then I removed all child folders ...
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Picture converted to very low quality while sharing on Google +

I'm using a HTC ONE X with Android 4.2.2 and HTC Sense 5.0 I took a screenshot from my phone : the picture has the same resolution as my screen which is 720x1280. Then I share it on google plus : ...
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Access windows shared folder via bluetooth

I have a specific requirement of being able to access a shared folder present on a windows 8 laptop. However, rather than doing this over the wireless connection, I want to be able to do this over ...
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My new Nexus 7 doesn't allow me to receive apk files with bluetooth

I have just got a Nexus 7, and I am trying to send an app that i made into my Nexus, neither sending it with my phone using bluetooth or directly from my laptop using bluetooth works: on my phone it ...
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How to mount SMB/CIFS Network Shares on android device?

I have a rooted android device running on gingerbread. I was wondering if there is a way to mount my windows CIFS(Common Internet File System) Shares on my android device over WiFi. Is it required to ...
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How do I share files on my mobile over WiFi?

I have an Android phone. Can I share files on my smartphone with all devices on the home network? Which app will let me do this?
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Can I share files over WiFi as a Windows share with my Nexus One?

I have a Nexus One full of songs and when I go to my friend's house I would like to play songs off of it. Since I have my phone connect to my friend's WiFi, the phone has a local IP. If my phone's ...
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