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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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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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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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(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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Sync computer folder -> phone's external SD card, with USB cable

Background: Until a few days ago, I was happy with my Android 2.3 phone, and its Media Storage via USB cable : syncing my computer's D:/MusicLibrary/ folder with my phone's 128GB external SD Card was ...
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Unable to write to internal storage through MTP

When I connected my XT1033 (Moto G) to my computer in MTP mode, I was unable to access the contents of the internal storage in write mode. I was unable to create any folders, delete files, rename etc. ...
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Can not write to internal storage on Nexus 4

I connect the Nexus 4 to the computer (Win7), and go Computer\Nexus 4\Internal storage. I can copy from it, I can create folders, but I can not copy data to it. I had the previous one replaced ...
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How can I troubleshoot MTP on my Galaxy Nexus

My Galaxy Nexus 4.2.2 won't show up as a MTP device anymore. It looks like the phone is the problem, I want to debug the problem from that end. Like many before me, I tried everything, and then some :...
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I mounted Android on Ubuntu. Can I create subdirectories using mtpfs?

I use Android 4.0 and followed a tutorial to mount my tablet on Ubuntu using mtpfs when the device is connected via cable. It works almost perfectly. I can copy files and even whole directories to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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External Storage (MicroSD Card) is not detected after creating symlink in 3c toolbox

I encountered this weird case that after creating a symlink in 3c toolbox, external storage is cannot be detected in MTP mode in windows. Only phone storage was detects. 2 drives vs 1 now. I tested ...
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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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iPhone security and Android MTP support

I'm trying to import photos from my iPhone to my Nexus 10 device (Android 5.1.1) using USB-OTG. The iPhone connects as a MTP device and will initially connect as a empty device until I press "Trust ...
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Android: Unreadable files - broken flash cells?

In the last month I noticed that more and more files on the internal data partition of my Android phone are broken. The files cannot be read via MTP and are empty when opened on the phone itself (e.g. ...
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adb pushed file not showing over MTP

I want to copy a file ~5G to my Oneplus One(running cm-12.1-20151117-SNAPSHOT-YOG7DAO1K6) over MTP, but it fails at finishing copying. The copied file is 0KB so I delete it. Later I successfully copy ...
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how to re-enable Media Device (MTP) for USB PC Connection Samsung Galaxy s2

I cant connect my phone the normal way it used to be on PCs where i used SU command on ADB shell to access system files of my phone. I'm just guessing that the phone is storing the identity of the PC ...
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Why isn't my Moto G showing up on my lapto

Moto G not showing up on PC. But gets charged all right. Tried changing the cable and plugging on another PC. Out of luck. Turned on USB debugging. Still isn't working. Any ideas?
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How do I enable MTP on S4 with Lollipop

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 5.0.1. I don't know the last time I tried accessing the phone with my computer but it worked using MTP. Now I struggle enabling MTP. The phone prompt (...
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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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How do I stop the “Connected as Installer” when connecting to computer? (LG G3 Lollipop)

When I connect my LG G3 running Lollipop to my Mac, the phone connects as an installer. The Verizon Mobile finder window pops up and my phone notifies me it's connected as an installer. I have ...
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Hidden (dot-files — “.*”) files not presented by MTP

Files starting with the . character (hidden files under linux/unix/OSX conventions) are not being displayed when connected to a Galaxy Stratosphere II via either Android File Transfer or simple-mtpfs. ...
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PTP but not MTP

I have a Samsung Galaxy Express with Android 4.1.2. When I connect my phone over USB, it connects as a media device. The only option I see is Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP): I cannot choose MTP (...
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Permanently set USB connection mode

My phones touchscreen has been gradually failing for a few months, so before it dies completely I rooted it and installed Webkey so I can control it via a browser. Of course that requires the wifi to ...
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htc one mtp issue

Starting two days ago, I've encountered an issue when I wanted to connect my HTC One to my PC. In the notification area, appeared a notification that said that MTP mode is active, but it disapeared ...
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command line mtp android sync with pc

I'd like to be able to sync a directory on my android phone with a directory on my pc from the command line over a usb cable without installing anything on the phone. This can be done using adb shell ...
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File transfer between Windows 8 and Nexus 7

I'm struggling with it for ages and I can't seem to get it working. Every solution on the internet just lets me to install ADB drivers. But besides of developing I'd also like to use my Nexus as a ...
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Why does the manta (nexus 10) not “mount” with MTP selected?

Two android (nexus 4, and nexus 10) devices with cyanogenmod (nightly) are connected to windows 7. When the nexus 4 is connected windows shows it in explorer and it is possible to transfer files to/...
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MTP mounts vs USB storage - restrictions

Just got a nexus 4, and tried to copy files from my nexus one to it. Copying the N1 SD data to my linux box was a breeze, but the N4 doesn't offer simple mounting. Shows up as a USB Camera, with ...
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Xperia Play MTP driver fails to install

When trying to update my Xperia Play with PC Companion, it fails to install the drivers for my device. I plug it in, it tries up until it says a problem has occured installing the hardware. My screen ...
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MTP file transfer: request to proceed, because “device can't play this” - how to fix permanent?

I have Nexus 7 and often copy vide to see on it, but every time windows asks for proceed with reason "device can't play this file format". Supported file formats is declared by media device, but when ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Samsung Galaxy S6 no MTP,PTP connection error

I am having trouble with my device when connecting it through usb. My device registers through odin in download mode but that's it. When i connect it to my pc my phone just notifies me that its ...
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Disabled MTP, cannot access setting to enable

I have an AOSP rom of android 5.0. I unchecked the MTP checkbox in the settings, all options turned grey, a few seconds later the activity closed and now I cannot open it again to enable MTP. I've ...
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Can't create files on Galaxy SIII via USB

I just got a Samsung Galaxy SIII and connected it to a Windows 7 PC. I installed the Samsung Andorid (sic) USB drivers for Windows too. When I connect the phone, I get the typical popup asking me ...
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How can I connect my android phone to my PC via USB cable in MTP mode

I tried connecting my mobile MOTO G to my PC running Windows XP SP3. I hear a sound notifying it is connected but in the DEVICE MANAGER all i get is a Unknown Device and under that there is XT 1033 ...