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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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I have an LG Nexus 5 running Android 6.0.1 which I am using as an MP3 player and for casual browsing as it has been replaced by a more modern phone.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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Help to recover information from my HTC desire 612

Hi I have a HTC desire 612 that it does not turn on. HTC 331ZLVW Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), Sense UI 5.5 I want to recover the content of my 'tasks' I use to have on my HTC. I think it was an app or a ...
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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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How can I get files off an Android phone without the ability to get into the phone?

I have a phone the touchscreen of which does not work, and so I can't do anything like switching on debugging, or accepting notifications to share data, but the phone has no password and I can connect ...
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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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How to access files transferred to device using SimpleSSHD?

I am using SimpleSSHD and doing scp to transfer files from my computer to my Redmi phone. My question is that after I have copied files to data/user/0/org.galexander.sshd/files, how do I access them, ...
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How to copy 2GB video from Samsung Galaxy Orbit running Android 9 to Windows 10?

I recorded a nearly 2GB video of my kid at an event. Now I'm unable to transfer it to Windows 10: I can email pictures from my phone via gmail, but it won't do it with the large file. When I connect ...
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How to share files between regular account and work account?

I've researched and I cant find anything. What I am missing?
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Can any mediatek android use HotKnot as long as the appropiate files are included in the ROM?

Where I am currently living, my government has blocked internet access. We are sending important messages to each other using various mesh network apps like 'firechat', but the problem is, many of my ...
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reason of slow share it app how to make it fast

I use share it app. The version on my Windows 10 desktop of Share it app is the latest and updated screenshot below Now when I try to transfer from my android phone anything to desktop using share it ...
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What is an easy way to quickly transfer content (text, image, small files) between my galaxy note 10 and windows 10?

Very often I'd like to quickly transfer a bit of text that I have in the clipboard of my pc (windows10) or an image to my phone (galaxy note 10). Is there a way to do this in a convenient way - ...
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can copy file from one folder but not another

I am trying to get an apk from the aurora directory on the device onto a linux pc. There is not an issue copying in and out of the Download directory. If I connect the device with a cable and right ...
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A hub's USB-C port doesn't allow the phone to transfer files

When I connect my phone to my laptop with the original cable, I get the option called transfer files. Now, I have Huawei Matedock 2, and when I connect the phone to its USB-C port, I don't get the ...
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How to share the file names of all the files in a folder in Android?

It is being surprisingly hard to achieve. I've tried so far: Download file manager apps from Google Play. Unfortunately, "share" shares the files, not the file names. None of them had a option like ...
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the EZ file explorer ftp on huawei pro 20 android 9

So i am trying to transfer some files from my pc to my android and both filezilla and the standrad windows explorer ftp wont connect i tried the 'wifi ftp' app on android store too but it wont connect ...
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Explore files using Android Studio

Is it possible browsing the device filesystem with the current version of AS? I've read that in the menu View > Tool Windows > Device File Explorer there should be the suitable tool, but I cannot see ...
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How can I remotely manage files on a usb drive attached to an Android TV

I would like to send files to a usb hard drive attached to my Android TV from my (Windows) PC How can I do that? Both the Android TV and my PC are connected to the same Wifi Network
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How can large amounts of files be transferred to Linux via MTP?

I'm trying to copy all of my pictures from my Samsung Galaxy S9+ to my laptop (running Linux Mint). I can transfer a few files at a time no problem, but I have amassed 1000's of files in my pictures ...

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