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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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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Limitation with Androif file tfr

I am transferring photo & video from Pixel 3 smartphone to a mac mini, in general it has worked fine for recent files, but files preceding a few months ago are not visible in the File Tfr app. ...
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Android on PC transfer caused missing files [duplicate]

I cut to paste on my phone using a PC but it did not paste and I lost my files. How can I recover it
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File copy from external sdcard fails sometimes

I recently bought an sd card reader that can be connected via USB-C to a phone. My phone recognized the SDCard inside that card reader and I can copy files - usually. However, it seems like when I ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 only connects to windows 7 via ptp NOT mtp?

Just trying to back up some files onto my old pc, an Emachines running win7. When connected to my win10 Lenovo laptop, everything works fine, both MPT and PTP show up and everything is recognized. But ...
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Files not visible after upload from pc

My phones have same issue i don't know if i do something wrong or what but after I connect my phone to pc and upload some files you are not able to see them on phone. Example i upload new.apk to ...
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Transferring data from mi note 7 to win 10 pc

I am facing strange issue. I transfer files from mi note 7 to win10 pc over usb connection. among several files there were files named i and l. The contents of the files is what i want it to be in ...
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How can I transfer/preserve the metadata from an mp4 file on my computer to my Galaxy S9?

I need to move mp4 videos from my computer or Google Drive to my Galaxy S9 without losing the original date/time stamp. I can easily modify this information with Exiftool on my computer. However on my ...
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Is there an easy way to transfer files between PCs and a phone via WiFi?

I'm currently using SFTP to send files between my phone and my Linux PCs, with OpenSSH server on the PCs and Ghost Commander on the phone. What is inconvenient is that I have to either type the ...
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Change file (pictures, videos) timestamp from filename

When moving files around tru different dirs and across PC / smartphone, timestamp for last modified date usually get reset to the very datetime of move / copy operation. This lead to files being non-...
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How to SCP files from a PC to storage in Termux

I can scp files from my Linux server to Termux directory on my Android smartphone but Termux directory is not accessible through file explorer. What exactly should be the destination path for scp so ...
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Copy files from Linux to Android without any OS

I'm trying to install lineage 15.1 on my old Sony Xperia V LT25i, which has had a couple of other OS's since the original. When I started the process I could not access the internal memory at all, ...
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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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Android 7 is really slow while copying data onto USB-OTG. (#OTGate)

Android 6 already had painful mediaserver glitches that drained the entire battery in less than 1 hour. Android 7 has a new glitch: (Next to crippling USB-OTG access for ridiculous security excuses, ...
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Nexus 7 (2013) Video's gets copied to the device twice

I've had my Nexus 7 for quite some time and use it from time to time. I've reset it to factory settings to copy some movies to it. It seems the device puts them away in two diffent places. Besides the ...
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How to Transfer multiple files using bluetooth without repetitive confirmation?

Many times I had to transfer images from my Smartphone to my laptop. Sometimes, until 50 images. Normally, I have to confirm 50 times to receive all the images from that smartphone. Quite wasting time ...
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Gallery shows images but nothing under DCIM/camera

My LG G3 phone shows images in gallery, but when I open the file manager and there is nothing found under DCIM/camera. I am trying to download all the images for backup. How can I recover the image ...
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copying files from pc to android denied with error message unsupported file type

so I bought an android phone (moto g6 plus with android 8) and I want to restore some files which I backed up from my older phone (moto g 1st gen). I connect the phone to my PC (Windows) via a USB ...
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How can I transfer files between my computer and my android phone via Bluetooth

I'm wondering if there is a way I can transfer files to my computer from my android phone and vice versa via Bluetooth easily. The type of data I would be transferring would be small txt or json files....
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File transfer over USB cable option no longer appears after upgrade to MIUI 10

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 4A and I used to often transfer files between it and my Windows 10 laptop PC over USB cable. When I plugged in the cable the phone it used to prompt me to choose between USB ...
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Motorola Nexus 6 won't show its filesystem

I've had a Motorola Nexus 6 for some time now, and I tend to be a bit static with it -- I'd uploaded the majority of my music library at the time and then didn't change much for a long time. Now I ...
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Photos in DCIM folder visible on phone, not visible via USB

I use a RedMi 3S (Android 6.0.1), non-rooted and fully updated. I have a large number of photographs in my DCIM/Camera folder (in my "Internal Storage"). They're visible via the Gallery app, File ...
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Only image files are showing up in my folder when I view my phone's files on the computer

I need to transfer some sound recordings from my Samsung Android phone to my computer, however when I view the phone's files on my computer, only image files (.jpg, .png, .bmp, etc.) are visible. No ....
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Moved files within Internal Storage and file can't be accessed from android

I have Moto G S5 (Android 8.1). I connected it to my laptop (Ubuntu 18.04). I moved some files (about 4 Gb) from a folder in internal storage to root folder of the internal storage. Transfer ...
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How top copy files from Android (8) to PC, when large number of files in folder?

I recently bought a NAS to store family photos, and I've just realised that my phone (Pixel XL) no longer supports USB Mass Storage, but just MTP. I've got about 7400 files in my DCIM folder, and it ...
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Bluetooth file transfer limited to specific file extensions?

I send and receive files via Bluetooth with names that end with zip and txt, but not apk or dmp. Android Nougat
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How to “extract” files from an android app?

Is there a possible way to extract (I'm really sorry I can't think of a better word, my english vocabulary is not that good) files from an android app I downloaded from the app store? Like, I got ...
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Album title beginning with special characters not copying to music library

I've been copying music to my phone (as I've done numerous times beforehand without too many problems) and every other album is turning out fine except for a single one. I've tried copying the whole ...
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Android File Transfer - how to clear the cache on my Mac?

I use Android File Transfer to copy files from and to my Mac. I've noticed that when I move folders on the phone, AFT doesn't see this. Apparently it remembers the old folders, and there's no way to ...
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ES File Explorer - Remote manager read only

I have just installed ES File Explorer on my Samsung, and started the Remote manager I opened a FTP client on my PC and could connect to my tablet.. But I can't write files only read? Is this a bug ...
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How do I transfer files to ebook reader from phone using either an OTG cable or wifi?

I've a rooted Sony reader PRS-T1 (based on Android 2.2) and usually when I need to copy files to it, I connect it to my laptop with a USB cable. However, sometimes I travel without my laptop and have ...
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Android File Transfer not working between El Capitan and Android 6

I have a Nexus 7 and a MacBook Pro running El Capitan (10.11.6). I just installed Android File Transfer (1.0.11) and connected my Nexus. Result: Android File Transfer automatically opens, but says: ...
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Is it possible to USB tether without a sim card, wifi, or data?

I'm trying to get pictures off of an old S4 I was using temporarily, which the wifi does not work on anymore, and it never had a sim card. I've linked the USB to a computer and found that the USB ...
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How to get USB file transfer working on Oreo 8.1?

I always used to transfer files between my laptop and Nexus 5X phone. Upon connecting the USB cable, there used to be a notification thingy on my phone showing USB options, which was default on '...
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Copying url file from Windows 10 computer to Samsung Galaxy A5 fails, system sound sounds

I have created a .url file using Windows Explorer on a Windows 10 computer. When I try to copy the .url file to my Samsung Galaxy A5 phone the file cannot be copied to my phone. I just hear a strange ...
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Automatically accept bluetooth files

I am trying to automatically accept files from a computer to a tablet, so I don't have to press the "accept" or "reject" popup.
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How to Restore notepad.db in Huawei P7 without factory reset

kindly advise the following. I have 2 huawei p7 phones, but only 1 sim card(used by the main phone ), and need transfer all the Notepad files to new phone. The Main one : although no problem access ...
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My Pixel 2 doesn't give me a notification when I attach it to a PC

I've had a new Pixel 2 XL for a few days now. Today when I plug it in to a PC the PC detects that it is present but doesn't show the list of files present on the device. When I did this a few days ...
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How can I access data on Charge Only mode (Phone's screen is non-functional!)?

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. The phone was accidentally dipped into the water which rendered it unusable. I left the phone to dry in a rice bag for 5 days and then took it out and charged it. The ...
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How to use “USB Mass Storage Mode” on Android 4.3+

Followup on How has USB File Transfer changed in Android changed over the years? I've learned that Android 4.3 and later versions don't have this feature because Micro$oft. Newer options, Media ...
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Is it possible to transfer an apk from my mac to my android phone via Bluetooth?

I only want to transfer from mac to android, not reverse and also achieve this via Bluetooth. Open to install any app on android Thanks
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Want to sync data (music) to sdcard on Android 7.0

I'm looking for something that would allow me to keep a folder (music files) in sync between a main folder on a PC and a folder on an external SDcard in a (not rooted) Android 7 phone. Would prefer ...
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If all file sharing apps like shareit, xender and SuperBeam uses wifi technology to transfer files, why their transfer speed differs?

I've downloaded several file sharing apps like shareit, xender and SuperBeam. They all use wifi technology to transfer files. Then why does their speed differ too much. I've noticed that shareit ...
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How to Transfer Files on to a Phone When PC No Longer Recognizes it?

I just finished setting up a 128gb MicroSD card as internal storage for my Samsung device. However, I tried to copy files from the back up I made for the SD card on to my phone but now my PC shows ...
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Files not visible on MTP mount, but visible in adb shell

To offload some media files from my phone, I connected it to my (Linux) PC through USB, and set it to file transfer mode (MTP) so that the internal storage gets mounted. I see many files, which I can ...
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How to extract data from Samsung S5 with broken screen+digitizer?

I need to extract the photos from the internal memory of my Samsung S5. I've downloaded some software called dr.fone which shows me previews of my files (i think by downloading software onto the phone)...
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adbfs-rootless: “Transport endpoint is not connected”

I was looking for a way to mount my phone in Linux, over USB, and I came across a recommendation to use adbfs. I was able to download the files to a directory and run make, and I created a ...
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Transfer file from Xiaomi Redmi 4A to Mac

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 4A I bought in China a few months ago still running the Chinese ROM. Android version is 6.0.1 MMB29M MIUI version is MIUI 8.5 | Stable 8.5.4.0(MCCCNED) Laptop is MacBook Air ...
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How can I efficiently move 40+GByte of mp3 data to my phone?

My entire music library is sitting on a server that I access through SSH (could be setup for HTTP) and I would like to copy it to my Xioami Mi A1 (running Nougat). What would be the best way to ...
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Samsung S6 screen is out. Can I recover my files?

My issue is pretty much what the title says. I dropped my Samsung Galaxy S6 yesterday, contacted my insurance company, and will be receiving a new phone tomorrow. I work in the vet med field and have ...