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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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 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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Permission denied for “dd” of Android phone's file system connected over mtpfs in Ubunutu 14.0.4 [closed]

I have connected my rooted Mi3 android phone to Ubuntu 14.0.4 using jmtpfs. I am using ~/Desktop/phone as my mount point. I am able to browse the Android device using Nautilus. Now I want to recover ...
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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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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 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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Does CPU and RAM affect MTP file transfer speed android?

I am testing an application for file transfer using MTP the transfer speed is getting vary in different android devices. Can anyone help me to know what are the factors that may affect the MTP file ...
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How can I disable annoying Xperia application on Windows?

This application appears when I connect my Xperia T (CM12) to the PC: Usually I just close it, and continue with my work, but even after closing, the application stays open in the taskbar: There ...
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moto G MTP not connected on windows XP

My Moto G MTP is not working in windows xp for any files transfer from pc to device. I tested the same device on Windows 7 and ubuntu, and it worked like a charm . Does Windows XP needs any special ...
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Ubuntu connection woes, device not showing up in lsusb any more

I have a really weird issue in connecting my Samsung GS2 to my Ubuntu 14.04 system. I found the ID via lsusb at first, and added a udev entry. Everything was perfect and I was happily ADBing away ...
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Android Transmit system audio over MTP

Here is what I want to do. If I plug in my Galaxy S4 to my BMW 335i, then I can browse and play music stored on the device just fine and the sound quality is excellent. If I play over the audio ...
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How to change deafult charging only to MTP? [duplicate]

I have a galaxy J5 2015 with android 6.0.1. My problem is that its default configuration is set such that when I connect it to PC it is in 'Charging Only' mode. I need to go to Setting --> Developer ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Windows cant see my android phone. SM-J200F

I reinstall my windows today, and i try to install my phone drivers. when installing drivers I accidentally closed automatic driver install window. So, i try to reinstall but not work. I tried ...
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External sd card is not recognized in my pc

When my phone MOTOROLA G3(2015) is updated to Marshmallow, it's not showing files when connected to PC. While connecting, it shows options as charging only, PTP, MTP, MIDI. When I select MTP, it shows ...
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My phone storage is empty when connected to pc [duplicate]

I need to back up all data and media on my phone but every time i connect it to pc everything is fine and my pc recongize the phone but not every time i need to plug and unplug phone several times to ...
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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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Alternatives for MTP, PTP and USB Storage regarding data transfer in Android 4.x.x and 5.0 [duplicate]

It has been known that USB Storage functionality was removed in Android 4.4.x and subsequent version of Android. PTP doesn't work very well on cross-platforms, not to mention it restricts files to ...
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LG D821, where to dowload the ADB drivers?

I use Windows 8, adb seems to not be able to find my LG D821. I have set the LG D821 in USB debugging mode. Where can I find the LG drivers for this model ? It does not seems that LG provides anymore ...
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How can I force a media rescan on Lollipop?

I would like to force a rescan so that the MTP file listing is correct when I use Android File Transfer on my Mac. I've tried a half dozen apps but none of them seem to work on Android 5.0. I have ...
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Windows doesn't show device in Explorer

After updating my Nexus 7 to the latest version of Android (4.4.4 at this point), Windows decided that it would no longer show the device in Explorer in MTP mode. PTP worked fine, but obviously this ...
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Mounting android phone to android tablet

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace, with Android 2.3; and an android tablet with USB host support, running on 4.0.3. When I connect the phone to the tablet with an OTG cable, tablet says SD card is broken, ...
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MTP usb driver failed

I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-i8160. Everything went smoothly during the upgrade, but when it's almost finished, it got disconnected from the PC for no reason. When it reconnected again, it ...
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How come moving files on my phone when it's connected to my computer actually does a copy instead?

So, I copied a file from my desktop to the phone's microSD card. Then I realized that I'd like the file to be in a subdirectory on the card, so I initiated a move. Shouldn't take long at all, as it's ...
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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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Stream data via mtp

Android has removed support for UMS (USB Mass Storage) in favor of MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) for connecting to a computer. MTP works similar in terms of copying and pasting files and folders to ...
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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 ...
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How can I split files on the computer and then assemble them on android device?

Would be a simple way to bypass the MTP protocol crap to transfer files to my android tablet. There must be app out there that I can split files in pieces on computer and then reassemble on android ...
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How to transfer data from android device using MTP and having the ext2/3/4 file format to computer on Windows XP

I'm trying to learn. I have an android tablet from Kocaso. Apparently to transfer files from my computer to the tablet you need to use MTP. This seems to imply that I need something for Windows XP to ...
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How can I fix phone corruption when using USB mass storage mode?

It used to happen in stock ICS and remains in CyanogenMod 9. Whenever I connect my phone to computer through USB using mass storage mode (MSC), my phone gets crazy. In ICS, I remember it used to mess ...
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Drivers for 2.3.3 device to work as MTP

I have a samsung Galaxy y device running 2.3.3 , where can i find the drivers of this device , to connect as MTP. checked in the website of device manufacturers. tried installing drivers from device ...