Questions tagged [file-transfer]

The act of moving a file or a set of files from one device to another through the use of common techniques such as USB, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.

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How can I transfer files between this phone and my laptop?

I connect my Moto G Pure phone to my laptop (running NixOS) using the charging cable of the phone, with the phone turned on and with it turned off. In both cases, the phone doesn't show up in the ...
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Where Chrome store its settings in andriod? [duplicate]

Long story short, I've got many tabs (over 200) opend in my old phone's Chrome browser and some of them aren't bookmarked, Now I got a new phone and wants to transfer all of the settings and tabs from ...
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Why is my Bluetooth connection to my Mac so unrealiable?

I frequently transfer files from my OnePlus 6T with Android 10 to my Mac using sharing -> Bluetooth. Half of the time it works as expected but the other half it fails and it is impossible to make ...
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Browse my Android phone from my desktop computer visa Bluetooth

I have read this question Access Android device's file system over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi but the answers there doesn't work for me. I have a Mac that has a built in program Bluetooth File Exchange ...
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Photos and videos not showing up on Windows in DCIM\Camera for Galaxy S21 Ultra

Often I can't see any files in DCIM\Camera on my Galaxy S21 Ultra running Android 12. Last night it worked and I copied multiple GB of videos / images, then it didn't work the next times I tried. I'...
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What is the difference between Nearby sharing and Bluetooth sharing on Android?

Both can be used to share files, so how they are different?
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How do I move a data file into an Android emulator application data folder?

I have a favorite Android app that saves its projects as name.ay files. I want to import such a file into an AVD running Android 11 so I can work on my PC (Fedora 35), but the app has no import ...
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Motorola: how to transmit video from iPhone?

My Mom cannot receive my 3-minute videos on her Motorola sent from my iPhone13 of me playing the Guitar. Anyone with an iPhone can receive them. My phone says video too long. I've tried using the ...
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Recover text messages that are labeled expired on my working perfectly but not in service Galaxy S9

I need to recover text messages marked 'EXPIRED', as well as 'Voice to text' and 'voicemails' from my Galaxy S9 - it is not in service but works perfectly if it was in service & can tether to WiFi....
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File explorer shows empty folder

I am trying to remove all the images and videos accumulated by whats app over a year I have been doing the same thing since 2012 ... I browse to This folder after connecting my android: PC\myPhone\...
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How can I transfer some files from my Google Pixel 6 (Android 12) to a Microsoft Windows 7 laptop via a USB cable?

I am trying to transferring some files from my Google Pixel 6 (Android 12) to a Microsoft Windows 7 laptop via a USB cable (USB-C to USB-A). I don't see the Google Pixel 6 in Windows Explorer: ...
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LG V20 not recognized by MTP apps when in MTP mode on Mac

Problem Summary Neither Android File Transfer nor OpenMTP will detect an LG V20, model LG-H910, over USB when it's in MTP mode. The phone is detected by them in other USB modes, there are no issues ...
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Is it possible to delete files on android from a usb PC connection?

From PC (Linux) connected on an Android device through an USB connection, is it possible to delete files on the Android device ? (Running Android >9 on smartphone, PC OS: Linux) The standard ...
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Is is possible to send files from smartphone to a PC via usb (Export commanded from the smartphone)?

I have files (mainly pictures) selected under android file manager or photo viewer. Is it possible to send them to a PC via and usb connection ? My aim is to do the file selection on the android ...
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Where can an app store a drone video?

I have a Tomzon D65 drone, and the accompanying Tomzon-G app (Ver:1.1.2). The drone captured some awesome footage! It plays in the app fine. However, the app won't let me download the file. I suspect ...
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Unable to inspect nested directories from computer

I have an LG Nexus 5 running Android 6.0.1 which I am using as an MP3 player and for casual browsing as it has been replaced by a more modern phone. The phone is rooted and adb debugging is enabled. ...
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Can I make the USB connection default to file transfer only for my computer?

Every time I plug in my phone to my computer, it defaults to only charging. I have to open the phone notification to switch to file transfer mode. Is there a way to tell it to remember to use file ...
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I'm getting about 40Mbps transfer rater over WiFi (from phone to Linux). Is it that slow because of the SDCard on the phone?

I have a WiFi connection which, in the settings, says: Transmit link speed 866Mbps Receive link speed 780Mbps I've installed PowerFTP on my phone and transferred a large video file (about 40 min.) ...
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Unable to restore backup of Whatsapp (switching phones only)

I'm following the tips, that are on a WhatsApp website, on what to do when upgrading phone. I'm moving from Samsung S7 to Asus Zenfone 8. Asus provides app for that, but WhatsApp is notably missing ...
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Mi mover - why not transfer apps completely?

I've recently proceeded with setting up new Xiaomi device and used Mi Mover to try to copy from older Xiaomi device. The app said "copying apps, some apps it cannot copy but e.g. Telegram, ...
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How to expose a folder to a PC using mount command

I've been messing with termux on a rooted tablet (mediatek), and I'm trying to expose a folder using mount that will be accessible to my PC via a USB connection over mtp (with read/write permission). ...
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Is there an easy way to transfer many, but not all, files to an SD card?

I'm hoping to transfer my photos to a card (then my computer). The problem is the card is too small to handle all of them at once. Is there a way to select say half, or tell it to transfer until it ...
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how do i make phone default to transfer files when plugged in to computer usb?

i have developer options set to transfer files but every time i plug it in it only charges. i have a motorola e5 play running OS 8.
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Can I transfer call-log data from my phone to my PC automatically?

I work from home and I have a spreadsheet tracking all the stats from incoming calls to my work number. Currently I manually input the incoming call number, time, and length of call and I have a ...
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Resuming multiple downloads in Chrome

Many sites give all their files the same name. When downloading multiple files like this, Chrome helpfully adds a (1), (2), etc. to the filename. However, if something interrupts the download, such as ...
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How to get Android Phone storage as a drive path in Windows PC

I am using MI Note 5 Pro android version 9.0 and Windows 10 Basic. On USB plugging('File Transfer' selected), I can only access files from Phone by normal copy paste(ctrl-c/v) but cannot access full ...
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USB 3.1 gen 2 flash drive only works when connected through 2 adapters at the same time

Okay, this is a very specific question with very specific hardware, so I understand if there isn't an answer. I recently bought a USB 3.1 gen 2 flash drive with read and write speeds of 400MB/s, ...
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Moto G Play (2021) is not detected on Windows PC

I'm trying to connect my Moto G Play (2021) to my PC with Windows XP SP3 and my computer doesn't know it's even there, where do I get Windows drivers for me to transfer what I want from phone to PC?
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Transfering lot of images from device to windows

Hello Android Community. I need to transfer something like 15.000 images from the internal memory of my Redmi Note 7 (Android 10) to my PC (Windows 10 46 bit). I'm trying to transfer these using the (...
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Backup of Music Playlists

I’m trying to make a backup of my music playlists, that I've created using the Samsung Music app on my Samsung Galaxy A6 (Andriod 10). So far I’ve not been able to locate where these playlists are ...
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When performing an adb pull of an entire device, why do I see /proc/self/root in pathnames repetitively?

When performing adb pull / on a non-rooted device, I see hundreds of items with pathnames that begin with /proc/self/root/proc/self/root/proc/self/root/proc/self/root/proc/self/root/proc/self/root/...
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How to transfer files from PC to Android via wifi without special software?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_11 came out in late 2020, when most home networks use wifi. After searching for hours, I have been unable to find a built-in way of transferring files from my ...
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How to handle hidden files and folders (which begin with a period/dot) when backing up Android to a Windows NTFS volume?

Over on Superuser, I asked about whether or not it's okay to have filenames and/or folder names that begin with a period (dot) on a Windows NTFS volume. The immediate response I received was to avoid ...
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Can I transfer documents from the files app on iPhone to my new Android phone?

I’ve already tried to use google drive to do so, but for some reason only empty folders get transferred. I’m switching to a Oneplus so the Galaxy Smart Switch app (which I had used to go iOS to ...
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ADB PULL (of app_pocess) fails with exit code 1

I am trying to pull a file from my phone (Blackberry Key2 / And 8.1) and it fails with exit code 1: [host] admin$ adb pull /system/bin/app_process ./ ; echo $? 1 I confirmed the source file exists, ...
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Samsung Phone write protection

I just bought a new Samsung Galaxy M11. I'm trying to transfer my files from my old phone to the new phone connected to a PC but it won't copy. I get the pop-up that says the internal storage is write ...
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Android 11 supports creation time (crtime/btime) for local folders and files?

is there a way on Android 11 (OnePlus 8T) for file manager to display creation time for local folders and files? Is there in recent years the support? Because have an iOS 14 device and use macOS 10.15 ...
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How to recover lost/deleted images [duplicate]

So basically it went like this: 1.) I plugged my phone to my laptop and transferred all my photos. 2.) After having successfully copied the pictures, I deleted them on my phone via the laptop then ...
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Copy/paste images from phone to desktop, files are corrupted and huge (2gb+)

I linked my Android phone (v6.0) to my Windows laptop, located the phone's DCIM folder in File Manager and copy/pasted images from my phone onto my laptop's hard drive. Some of the images are ...
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How to copy data from Pixel 2 with a broken screen

I failed to connect to my Pixel 2 with a broken screen with adb from MacOS in the following way: $ cd Downloads/platform-tools/ $ ./adb kill-server $ ./adb start-server * daemon not running; starting ...
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Getting back to the first-time phone transfer wizard without factory resetting

During the first-time setup process, Android asks to connect my new phone to my old phone with a USB cable. I'm not ready to transfer yet but I want to test drive the phone. Is there a way to get back ...
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Any way to transfer file >4GB from PC to android tablet?

I'm trying to get a very large file (97 GB-Wikipedia for Kiwix) from my PC onto a Micro SD card in my Android 10/Go edition tablet. The problem is that the tablet doesn't seem to recognize an Exfat ...
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Media players are showing duplicate files after moving them

So today I moved the entire 'Download'(which contains music and asmr I downloaded from YT with those mp3 sites) file from my phone storage, to my SD card. Then I went to my music player app and it ...
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Reliability of Type C vs. micro-USB vs. SD card

I don't use cloud services. I just manually backup my phone using a rotation of a few SD cards I own, and when I have access to a family computer, I transfer what's in those cards to the computer, in ...
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How to access "Work Profile" files via USB on my PC

I've got an Android "Work Profile" on my phone, kind of setup as explained here. It's trivial to access normal Android files. Plug a USB cable into my phone and PC, select "File ...
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How do I manipulate the filesystem of my Android smartphone from PC without restrictions? Can I do it on an non-rooted phone?

I want to be able to copy/move/erase/modify files on my phone and transfer them back and forth on my Windows 10 PC. Without limitations hopefully. My phone ( Meizu Note 8 ) is not rooted, and I'm not ...
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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra - default file transfer mode issues

I just got a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, I tried moving some files using the usb-c cable. Thankfully, I have usb-c type port in my laptop. I attached it, and a lot of issues started. The default USB ...
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Huge difference in transfer speeds when using separate directories for transfer

I was transferring around 12k images (total size around 2 GBs) from my laptop running Windows 10 1909 to my Android phone via USB. Initially, it was around 5-6 images copying per second and soon after ...
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Bluetooth transfer files between android and iOS devices

I've been tinkering with this for a while, and am pretty sure it's not possible to transfer files using Bluetooth between Iphones (5s at least) and Android (I've tried with a J2). Please, assume I ...
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How does android send files over bluetooth (using "share")?

I'm working on a system that expects to receive a file over bluetooth from an android phone. Of course, I could write an app on the file host and devise my own protocol, but (at least for now) I'd ...
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