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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Windows explorer freezes when trying to transfer files from mobile

I tried to transfer files (of extension PPT, DOC, MP4 and so on) from my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to my laptop (Windows 10; tried on two laptops from Dell and Lenovo). Once I plug the USB cable I can ...
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how to connect Galaxy S4 to Macbook Pro?

The Macbook Pro does recognise my Galaxy S4. I've just downloaded and opened the latest version of Kies, restarted everything, and the "connecting" wheel just keeps going round and round and round. I ...
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XT1064 - 5.0.1 - Rooted - Issues with writing to /sdcard

I just rooted my Moto G 2014 XT1064 running 5.0.1. I used this article to do the root process: http://maktechblog.com/how-to-unlock-the-bootloader-and-root-the-motorola-moto-g-2nd-gen/#Root Which ...
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Transferring files applications via USB on Mac

I have Nexus 5 and I'm using the Android File Transfer as explained on Google's official support: Transfer files between your computer and Android device. However, after either copying zip archives ...
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WiFi Direct Doesn't Work

I have two Android devices running Android 4.1.1 with the latest OTA update from the manufacturer. I do not have root or any other system-level customizations on either device, just a bunch of very ...
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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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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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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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How can I copy *everything* from one phone to another?

I have a Galaxy S7. I bought a Galaxy S8. I prefer answers that are more general, but I will accept answers specific to copying the experience between these two phones. I have tried a few options to "...
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Android File Transfer cannot access device storage

I am using a Moto X (2nd Generation). I have a recurring problem that occurs when I plug my phone into my Mac to transfer files (music, etc). When I plug it in, it is unlocked and on. However, ...
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moving legacy app to new device

So I recently bought a new phone and there's this app I have on my old device that is not available in the play store anymore and that I should nonetheless like to move to my new device. I'm ...
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Total Commander, is Move supposed to work over FTP?

I'm using an AT&T Note 4 with Total Commander (the latest according to Google Play) and sending files to FileZilla server 0.9.41 on Windows. The user has read, write, delete, and append for files,...
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How can I transfer a playlist straight to my PC?

The key is that my music files are all over the place in separate folder in my phone. It would be too time consuming to sift through every folder and pull out the individual song files that are in my ...
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Setting creation time attribute on exFAT to “atime” from ext4

I have to move files from my internal storage to the SD Card. While cp -p does its job fine to an ext4 formatted card, moving/copying files to exFAT only keeps the file modification time but sets ...
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How to transfer files from BlueStacks to another BlueStacks on different PC?

I have been playing a game called Star Wars: Commander and I got a new laptop, and I thought BlueStacks would transfer my file to my new laptop from my old laptop and it didn't. I really don't want to ...
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File transfer with multiple users

On a rooted Nexus 7 (2013), I have set up a second user. When I plug the usb cable to my mac, I can see all the files for the main user (using the Android File Transfer app from Google). However, ...
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Fast Upload, Slow Download on Wireless-AC WAN over SFTP

Title says most of it. I use ES File Explorer, but the issue seems to exist in any file manager. Copying files to the SFTP server nets 20-30MB/s, whereas copying files from is ~400-500kB/s. I ...
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How can I easily copy files from an Android device to a computer wirelessly via command line?

I need to copy jpegs from an Android phone's sdcard to a computer, ideally through command line (/storage/sdcard1/*.jpg to a remote location) I've tried Izzy's solution from this post like so: scp -...
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USB file transfer only works when HTC One X is connected in internet pass-through mode

When I connect my HTC One X via USB to my PC, I can see my Android storage only when my phone is connected in internet pass-through mode. I set the mode by Settings > More > Mobile network ...
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Transfer all data files from internal memory to external SD card

I would like to know how to transfer entire internal drive to external micro SD card on the Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen? The reason is my phone is saying it can't update because there is no space left....
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Problem copying files from PC to Galaxy S3 (slow or frozen)

I have a lot of difficulty copying files to my Galaxy S3. My goal is to sync my music from MediaMonkey to my GS3. When I connect the phone, the computer sees it but the connection is incredibly slow! ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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slow adb pull/push

On my previous arch linux install the adb pull/push worked at a speed of around 25mbps. Recently I recently reinstalled arch linux and since then the pull/push operation are working very slow, at ...
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Android File Transfer cannot connect to device from Mac

Trying to find a way to transfer a video file onto my new S7 Edge from my Mac and it seemed like Android File Transfer was the only way to do it, but no matter what I do, I can't get past an error ...
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Note 5 Android 6.0.1, photo import Windows, PTP does not limit folder access to camera photos

I have a Note 5 running Android 6.0.1 when I try to import photos using Photos in Windows 10 it finds all of the image files on the phone. This is not affect by choosing PTP or MTP in the USB ...
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Move only a specific group of pictures from Android Gallery to PC

We have an android phone with hundreds of pictures taken from a recent vacation. Because we want to keep those but don't needed them everyday, I'd like to move those images to a desktop computer and ...
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keep on getting “could not connect to device” on nexus 6p <--> mac

This used to work reliably for me all the time. Simply connecting my nexus 6p to my mac, tapping on the file transfers option in the USB for file transfer option and boom but now I keep on getting ...
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HTC One M8 settings not allowing file transfer

I've been able to transfer files from this device to any PC since I've owned it, up until a few days ago. Usually when it is connected by a USB to a PC I will see the drop down notification that will ...
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How do I use Android device with USB OTG device as MTP client for another device?

I want this setup: [My Android device, MTP client] --USB OTG-- [other Android device, MTP server] For acting as MTP server, one simply chooses something like "Share files with computer running ...
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How to know the device's microSD card reader specifications?

In my opinion, for clarity and transparency before purchasing a device, it would be necessary that manufacturers clearly indicate on the data sheets of their devices more information about the device ...
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Could not create folder. Try reconnecting or restarting your device

I am using a Xperia C4 with Mac OS X Yosemite. I have Android File Transfer Installed. It allows me to drag files over and transfer but it won't allow me to create folders or move folders across ...
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Convert Android File Transfer to USB Removable Device in Lollipop

I have a ASUS Zenfone2 Laser 500KL whose configuration are 8Gb Internal, 2gb RAM, QuadCore Processor and Android Lollipop 5.0. For some days, i am using the phone but i don't like the file transfer ...
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Transfer music files from PC running WinXP to Samsung Galaxy S6

Android n00b, here. I finally got my PC to see the folder structure of my S6, but it won't allow me to paste files onto it. When I go into the Music folder and right-click, the word "Paste" is ...
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File transfer between Android 6.0 and Windows 7

I updated my Nexus 5 phone to Android 6.0. After this, I have file sync problem between Android 6.0 and Windows 7. I transferred files from Windows to Android Internal storage\Download using USB MTP, ...
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Windows Phone To Android

I am looking to move my windows phone's call history, messages and contacts to an Android phone. I can root the android hone if needed. The windows phone is running 8.1. I have looked in to this and I ...
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Broken, unresponsive screen: how to recover data on this otherwise working phone?

today my Huawei Ascend P7 has met its sad end, falling 2 meters to its screen-death. The phone still rings, turns on and off, and the volume buttons still work, but the screen doesn't work at all. It ...
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How to transfer ClockworkMod backup to PC?

I'm trying to transfer files on my Moto G x1032 (recognized by ADB) from /data/media/0/clockworkmod/backup(confirmed location) to my PC, but adb pull gives me remote object /'location' does not exist. ...
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Connect LG G3 Android phone to Linux PC

I just want to access the files on my Verizon LG G3 phone from my Linux PC. I have adb installed and I followed this ArchLinux tutorial but adb devices outputs the following: [grease-lightning]/home/...
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Upload video to another device during filming?

Here is the problem I am facing. If filming with a smartphone that doesn't come with a microsd card, you are severely limited by storage, especially if you want it shoot full HD video (on my phone ...
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My Macbook doesn't import or copy photos from Galaxy S3

There are 663 photos in my camera. I want to share some of them them via computer with my mother who does not have a smartphone. My phone and computer are connected via USB cable. The Android File ...
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Is there a protocol for android which allows direct file modifications from computer?

Both the MTP and PTP protocols for file transfer do not allow editing or viewing files on the phone from computer directly. In other words, you have first copy the file from the phone on the computer ...