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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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MTP changes with Android 12 update on Pixel 5?

I have a Google Pixel 5 that recently updated to Android 12. Since then, it has not been able to connect to my Debian 11 Linux desktop to transfer files in the usual way. The "usual way" is, ...
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Can't click on apk's transferred from computer

I can't click on apk's transferred from my computer over mtp. There are no error messages and i can click on downloaded ones fine. I'm using Android 12 and the stock file explorer. Any ideas?
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MTP and ADB on Samsung Galaxy A12 don't work on Linux and Windows 10

A month ago, I've bought Samsung Galaxy A12 on Android 11, One UI 3.1. When I connect to PC, it doesn't work, no MTP, no ADB, only charging. Tried different cables already. Also tried two cables, two ...
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Galaxy Tab S2 Files showing on Mac - can't access them

We are trying to transfer some files from S2 Tablet to MacBook using AFT. When we connect the tablet the files all show up on the MacBook but we can't access the files. At the same time we have Tablet ...
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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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How to mount MTP like a drive in /dev?

I am trying to recover some files on my android device, but without success. So I would like to try tools like photorec, but they need a physically mounted device. Or rather, for the moment photorec ...
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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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Why don't I have MTP option in the USB menu

I used to be able to use the phone for debugging. Now I have USB debugging enabled, and in it threr is a menu for default USB configuration. But it doesn't have an MTP option. The other options don't ...
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How can I connect Redmi K20 Pro back to my PC?

It was all fine before I removed windows 10 old folder from my system due to space problems from my c drive, I can connect easly my redmi phone through USB and it will show in explorer like a charm. ...
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MTP unlocked by default - How to lock it?

I have a Samsung j730f and currently I am using a custom ROM and if I plug my phone into a computer (even with the screen locked), I can access to my data. Please help me: how can I lock the MTP?
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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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What is the differences between the three USB drivers: MTP, Odin, ADB?

In Why can't Windows detect phones, even when the USB driver is installed?, @Robert says: And that Odin works at the same time is because Odin uses different drivers. From the perspective of your ...
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Mount Samsung S10 file system to Windows 10

Is it not possible to mount and browse the file system with Samsung Galaxy S10 if I connect it to Windows 10? With Galaxy S8 it was possible and I could easily traverse the file system of the phone to ...
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How much of the Android filesystem is visible over MTP?

When I plug in my Android device to my computer it gets connected as a media device under MTP mode. I can browse a bit of the folders on my device via my computer. I'm wondering how much of the device ...
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Files deleted via mtp still consume space

When I delete a few large files (part of music collection, ~20GB of flac files) during mtp connection (on computer), it disappeared from Android FS, but, according to FS analysis, still consume space. ...
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Files (used to) appear on smartphone but not on Windows Explorer [duplicate]

I had a couple files missing on my Windows Explorer, despite being able to play files on the device itself. One tutorial told me to update my MTP driver, through Device Manager, I did, no changes. I ...
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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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No images from SD card are shown in PTP mode

I have ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 with latest updates installed (Android 9, 070 firmware version) I try to connect my phone to PC (Arch Linux 64 bit, Cinnamon DE, Nemo file manager, latest updates ...
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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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What could I do to rescue some files from my sm-t320?

I installed cyanogenmod and twrp v2.8.7.0 a very long time ago. Now that the O.S. has broken I'd like to copy some files to pc (windows 10), but I failed to find any solution til now on forums/youtube....
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Where is the MTP and PTP option in Android 9?

Where is the MTP and PTP option in Android 9? I checked where is the option to enable MTP? and it's not there. I have a Moto G7 Power. I don't know if that makes a difference. I see there is a ...
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Why does MTP show wrong directory location? [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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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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Is the Encryption Key for Adoptable SD card included in manual backup done over MTP?

I did a factory reset and then realized that I didn't decrypt my SD Card. I know that the data is probably lost, but I made a complete copy of the Internal Storage connecting the Samsung J5 mobile to ...
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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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Why my DCIM folder is empty seen in the computer but not empty in the phone [duplicate]

I am using HuaWeiNova device, and I tried to access it with aft-mtp-cli. $ aft-mtp-cli $ ls DCIM/ I got folders listed here: |-photos |-Camera .... When I tried to list or download my photos in the ...
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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 - 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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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) running on Android 6.0.1. When I plug it into my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop, the phone is recognised ...
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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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