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Questions tagged [mtp]

The Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) is a protocol which purpose is to facilitate the transfer of media files and associated metadata to/from devices.

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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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PC reading Android phone shows directory in it's PREVIOUS location prior to being moved [duplicate]

MTP (Miserable Transfer Protocol) failed once again. After moving a directory to a different path, it is still on the same path as before according to MTP. I already tried re-plugging the USB port ...
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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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Why can't I see a folder in “/storage/emulated/0” on PC through MTP? [duplicate]

I use a banking app in my Android 8.1.0. All receipts are saved in /storage/emulated/0/APPNAME. I can see the APPNAME folder and the receipts on Android if I use an explorer app like Google Files. ...
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How do I move gigabytes of data from my computer to my phone's SD card?

I'm trying to put my music collection (~37GB) onto my android phone's SD card via USB cable and MTP. It has to go on the card, because my phone's internal memory is not capacious enough. I've tried ...
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How to access files from shell on Windows? [duplicate]

In Windows File Explorer, my phone is listed along side C, D, and E drives. However, cmd and PowerShell start in C:\. This is the closest thing to what I want, but the command doesn't output anything ...
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USB MTP/PTP/Tethering/Midi Not Working

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 T235Y LTE 7.0". I have ported and flashed rom and it went wrong. Then I flashed stock rom. Now it's not detecting usb on pc (not showing usb options in tablet like mtp/...
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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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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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Can't access my smartphone through neither adb/fastboot or GUI

So I was about to format my phone and install a lineage ROM (as I already did a thousand times before and always worked) but my phone now ended in a very strange situation. First I booted TRWP ...
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MTP from Android to Ubuntu requires retriggering MTP on phone to work - how to fix

I have a rooted Android One phone running Oreo 8.1 (Mi A1), but my previous rooted Oneplus 3 ha a similar problem. My desktops all run Ubuntu 16.04. When I plug the phone in via the USB-C cable it ...
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MTP - it just won't work

Dear android enthusiasts! I'm not sure this is the right place to ask but I'm being really desperate and out of ideas what to try. I have a Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-6925F) running Android 7.0 (Kernel 3.10....
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Can't connect Galaxy Note 5 to Mac laptop

I have Android File Transfer installed on my Macbook Pro and I've been able to transfer pictures and songs in the past. It stopped worked around two weeks ago. When I plug the cable into my computer ...
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Changing to PTP MTP from charging mode?

So now, I just plugged my phone which is a Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime (SM-G532G), a notification pops up if I want an MTP or PTP devices, since I am charing I chose Charging on USB mode. Now when I ...
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No folders showing up when connecting Moto G4 via MTP

I just recently bought a Moto G4 and I'm trying to put files on it, however upon attempting to use the MTP mode, neither my SD card or internal drive show up in the phone's MTP folder. Moto G4 ...
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some files on SD card show up as 0 byte on Win10

I have a Samsung S7 (Android 7.0), with an encrypted SD card. I copied 3 mkv files via FTP on it. I can play all 3 on the phone without any problem. When I plugged the phone in my Win10 laptop, only ...
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Cannot connect android phone to pc on both Windows and linux

When i connect my android 5.1 phone to pc as mtp device to send and receive files it shows unrecognised device in Windows (tried in win 7and 10) and can not open mtp device on linux (tried in ubuntu ...
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Old files not showing up on PC. Suggestions for Workarounds?

I'm trying to transfer files from one phone to another. I connected both of them to my computer with usb. However, files that are older than 6/15/17 do not show up on the computer. I can see them in ...
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No files are found on MTP

When I connect my phone to my computer, no files are found on the device. It says this folder is empty. This is a new unlocked phone running Nougat 7.1.1 and this is the first time I've connected it ...
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(SOLVED) How to recover data from Android … /sdCard/ … /Downloads on Xiaomi Mi5 MIUI8 (Android 6 Marshmallow)

UPDATE: 2018/06/27, bootloader implies wipe and it is a dead end for Data Recovery, mount as USB Mass Storage implies root to change settings, and for Mi5 or MIUI 8 this implies flashing ROM (dead end ...
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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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some files do not show up in explorer when mounted via MTP

I have a moto G 5 (reteu, NPPS25.137-72-4) updated to android 7.0 I have a SD card formatted as internal memory/storage inside the phone. When I mount the phone as MTP on my PC, some files do not ...
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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 transfer files from Linux to android using the command line. (Linux/Fedora26)?

When I plug in my Galaxy S4 into my computer running Fedora 26, I am able to easily write files to the SD card by dragging and dropping them onto my phone's SD card in nautilus, the file browser. ...
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Enable charging while in MTP mode on Android

When I connect my Android device (a Samsung Galaxy Tab E with Android 4.4.4) to a PC in MTP mode, the tablet always shows the USB charging being disabled, which makes sense because the USB port of a ...
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HTC M8. Can't explore files via windows.

My phone is connected over USB to Windows, where it is only recognized as 'Android Phone' under the unspecified tab. On the phone, no notification of USB connections is given at all, except that the ...
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Mount Galaxy A5 (2017) on Ubuntu via MTP

I have been reading numerous articles on this, but nothing seems to work for me. I have a Galaxy A5 (2017). When I plug it into my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop, the phone is recognised and I can browse the ...
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Move all photos from phone to PC: easy method

The more I'm using an Android phone since years, the more I see a general problem arriving, for which I haven't found any easy solution after many attempts, involving MTP, SSH, FTP, adb, AirDroid, ...
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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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How to change the name shown in my PC when I connect my phone in MTP mode?

When I connect my phone ( actually a 7' inch tablet ) to my PC and set the mode to be MTP, in my PC it shows GEM703L from where I can access Internal Storage and SD card, but the problem is that my ...
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What is the reason why partial amounts of files show up while connected via MTP?

This question is in reference to an ongoing issues brought up in the past about being able to see all files on a device through an file manager app, but only a partial amount showing in Windows ...
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establishing MTP connection for Android Studio

This might be an obvious one, but I just cannot get this to work: I am trying to connect an android device to my PC in order to use it to test an app created with android studio. After connecting the ...
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MTP oddities on Windows 10

I had always used USB Mass Storage to transfer files from/to devices to my PC (currently Windows 10) but my new phone (LG X Power with Android 6) no longer supports it so I'm left with MTP, which ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of MTP versus PTP?

My Android 5.1 phone lets me connect to my computer via MTP or PTP. Are there any advantages of using one over the other for copying files between the phone and computer and visa versa?
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Why does Thunar suddenly see SD card as empty?

For several days, I have been able to access the SD card of my phone from Thunar having installed libmtp via MTP. Now, when I go to Thunar to mount my phone, it does not show the files inside the SD ...
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Android unrecognized by Debian Jessie

I recently migrated from Linux Mint 18 to Debian 8.7.1 (Jessie), with Xfce as desktop manager and Thunar as file explorer. To my dismay, while Mint recognized my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (CM13 stable) ...
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my computer is not recoginizing my phone but charging it

3 days ago my phone would connect to my computer perfectly fine, but now it isn't working. At first I thought it was the usb cable, but after purchasing a new cable it still doesn't work. It isn't my ...
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How to extract ZIP files on SD card via MTP from Linux?

I need to copy 200,000 files from my computer running Debian to the SD card on my Moto E running Lollipop. I have installed mtp-tools and can mount the SD card in Thunar via MTP. I attempted to copy ...
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MTP device acess denied

I'm using linux kde, I was able to use mtp device on it but recently I'm facing problem error is mtp device access denied but it working with kde connect. How I can get rid it of ? I had also checked ...
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Can't access storage and sd card of Moto G4 when connected with USB to computer and in MTP mode

I have a Motorola Moto G4, marshmallow 6.0.1. When I connect it to my computer via a USB cable, it charges, and the computer detects the device, but I cannot see the contents of it, namely of the sd ...
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Problem with usb connection (MTP)

Hi I have very weird problem, when I connect to PC via USB I get two partitions Internal storage (or adopted depending which one is primary) and external storage, when I open external storage there is ...
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MTP authorization

I accidentally selected "Deny" when I connected my Galaxy S5 to my computer and the little notification came up when asking permission to access my photos. Now my computer is not recognizing my phone. ...
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MTP not working under Android 6

I am running out of Ideas how to get MTP working again... I am simply not getting the dialog again on my android, asking me wether I want just charging, or MTP or Picture mode... Until most recently, ...
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Why does one type of tethering obstruct MTP while another doesn't?

When I use the native USB tethering function of my phone, it makes MTP stop working. I can't use both MTP and tether both at the same time. However, when I USB tether via ClockworkMod Tether, I can ...
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Cannot mount Galaxy S7 with simple-mtpfs (with S4 it used to work fine)

I would like to mount my Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F) to an folder using simple-mtpfs and I cannot do it as I used to (on previous Fedora and older Galaxy S4). If I simply plug S7 to my computer, I ...
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Missing folders via MTP connection

When connecting an Android device (KitKat) to a Windows box via USB, and specifying the use of MTP, recent folder additions are often not visible on the Windows end. Is this because the Android Media ...
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Usb mass storage instead of mtp

I accidentally removed my whole file system on my phone .I tried to recover my files with my linux pc using photorec program .but photorec only can detect directly connected devices to the system.my ...
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Transfering all photos via USB cable

When I connect my OnePlus One by USB to Windows 7 or Windows 10 (I also tried Ubuntu), I first drag down the notification panel, and then select "File transfers" (I also tried "Photo Transfer (PTP)"). ...
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How do I disable this MTP connection popup upon USB cable connection?

This appears whenever I plug it in: I have gone through all settings, tried everything. I want the MTP mode to stay on (I have no desire to enable Mass storage). I know how to invoke this window ...