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Questions tagged [windows]

Microsoft Windows is a series of operating systems from Microsoft.

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How do I reformat a fixed-state/pseudo-readonly SD card?

Alright, so this is an ongoing saga of trying to fix my broken SD card. Let me struggle to explain what's wrong with it. When copying files to the SD card The files are completely corrupted. For ...
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Can Not browse web from my PC tethered to my Android 4.1.1 phone via USB cable

I have a Windows 7 PC connected to my HTC One X running Android 4.1.1 through the USB cable. I've also tried connecting through a wireless adapter. What I get is a connection to the wireless hub and "...
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Transfer contacts from Android to Windows Lumia

I have transferred all contacts from Android phone(Moto G) to Windows phone (Microsoft Lumina 540). I have multiple numbers for each contact in Android but I can see only one number for a contact in ...
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Will running virtual machine on Android completely turn my Android into Windows phone

I have heard about the BOCHS app which can run a virtual machine created by us on android. So we can run Windows OS on Android (please refer to this link). I want to know that if it's just a virtual ...
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Backup Bluestacks

How do I backup Bluestacks on one Windows PC to move the install to another while maintaining all installed apps and saved data? Seems like a simple procedure but I've not found a solution that does ...
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“input string was not in a correct format” DroidExplorer Desktop

I have never been able to load the application, this messages appears in a popup when i try and open it. Any help would be great.
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Samsung Galaxy Gio isn't being recognized via USB

I've been using Samsung Galaxy Gio for about 3 years, I have no problem in connecting my phone to my old PC. But I've just move to the new laptop, now I can't make my laptop to recognize my device. ...
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Transfer phonebook Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3

1) How to save the phonebook on the computer ? 2) Transfer phonebook to a new phone (with my computer) ?
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Mount /system and /data partition of an android phone in Windows/Linux

How can I mount the /system and /data partition of an Android Phone via USB on a computer? It will need to work with Windows and Linux. I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 with CyanogenMod 12 and working ADB. ...
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Upgrade of HTC software hid Nexus 7 from adb

adb devices shows my device in its listing up until I installed a new version of the HTC Sync Manager (for my HTC One M7). I've also tried reinstalling the device drivers and even adding a new %...
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Search for files using Droid Explorer

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 rooted. Is it possible to search for files using Droid Explorer and Windows 7? If it is possible, how can I do it?
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Windows 7 Driver for Bluetooth on LG G3

I tried today to connect my LG G3 phone to my PC running Windows 7 64 bits, via bluetooth. I could not find any fitting bluetooth driver anywhere: neither on windows update or LG.com, nor on any other ...
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Copying SD card to disk [closed]

My trusty old 16GB micro SD card that has been with me through 4 phones is finally full. So I figured no biggie; I'll just buy a new (64GB) card, copy all the files down to my PC (which has no card ...
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A Windows PC software is pushing its app onto my android devices. How can I avoid it?

This weekend I installed a popular Windows antivirus in my PC laptop. The installer offered the android app, and I denied it. Nonetheless, a couple hours later all my android devices had the ...
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Android reverse tethering is not working?

I have been trying to share windows pc internet to my android tablet( I Ball Slide, Jellybean) over usb, there is an option in "settings" to share internet, but I can't use internet in my device. When ...
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How to transfer files between BlueStacks and Windows PC?

I'm using BlueStacks App Player. Sometimes I need to transfer files between BlueStacks (SD card) from/to my Windows. I seem to find the file that stores the data in the SD card on <BLUESTACKS_DATA&...
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Win 7 wifi hotspot connection not able to share internet

I have created an ad-hoc wifi hotspot connection using > netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=WinWlHS key=MyPassword keyusage=persistent Then I have started hotspot using netsh wlan ...
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Copy pictures to Windows with some files broken/corrupt

I want to backup my pictures from my Android 4.4 phone to my Windows PC but I'm struggling to copy them the normal windows copy way. It seems that at some point many of the images have somehow ...
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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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Asus zenfone 5 USB device not recognised by windows 8.1

I have zenfone 5 (A501CG) with Kitkat 4.4.2. When I connects mobile to my laptop it shows popup saying that "USB device not recognized. the previously connected device is malfunctioned". To solve this ...
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Connect to ADB without USB-debugging enabled? (broken screen) [duplicate]

I have an Motorola Droid Razr M with a totally broken LCD and slightly broken touch screen. I've been trying to connect it to ADB via usb, but it's not being found and I'm assuming this is because I ...
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HTC and Win XP mystery

At work I use windows xp and every time I connect my HTC One for charging, I get messages that prompt me to download HTC Sync. I can't stop these disruptive messages and there's no other way to ...
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Win8.1 doesn't see Android device?

Not sure why, but even though my Android is connected, charging, and set to Media Device mode, Win8 will not even notice it. Any advice? Ask any questions necessary. It's an Moto X 2nd gen KitKat and ...
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Bridge Wi-Fi through router > Galaxy S3 > desktop Windows

I'm usually hooked up to a wall Ethernet port on my PC, but I'm away for a little over a week now and I only have access to Wi-Fi. The signal is just barely out of range. I can use Skype and whatnot ...
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Problem with Android Emulator on Android Studio. HAXM Kernel Module not Installed [duplicate]

I recently switched over from Eclipse ADT to Android Studio and as soon as I tried to fire up the emulator, I saw the following message: emulator: ERROR: x86 emulation currently requires hardware ...
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Using Bluetooth keyboard and mouse via Remote Desktop

I occasionally use my Galaxy S4 Android phone to connect to my computer via Remote Desktop in order to use SolidWorks for 3d modeling. In order to make this more comfortable, I want to get a ...
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ADB device not found - Samsung galaxy S3 with Custom ROM

I'm trying to test ADB in samsung device thru USB. It is working as expected in Ubuntu and MAC OS. In Windows7, Im getting "error:device not found" in phone mode, but the phone is getting detected in ...
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Can i use my android device as a windows touch pad?

i want to use my android device as a touch pad for windows like ipad and other tablet device do for designing what should i do for this problem
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Nexus 5 Windows 8.1 Connection Issue

I have a Dell Inspiron 13 7000 running Windows 8.1 64bit. Upon connecting my Nexus 5 running Android 5.0.1 via USB, the device seems to keep connecting and disconnecting repeatedly. I don't have the ...
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Importing WiFi settings from Microsoft account

I have a bunch of saved WiFi passwords on my Windows 8 laptop that automatically transfer from one PC to another when I log in using my Microsoft account. Does anyone know a way to transfer these ...
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I can't see new files throught windows explorer

i can't see my new(!) files on android throught windows explorer while i can do it by ES explorer or adb shell. Is there any way to fix it?
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Nexus 7 + Windows 7 = “A device attached to the system is not functioning.” when transferring files from Nexus to Windows

I connected a Nexus 7 (rooted Android 4.4.2) to my laptop (Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate). I see Nexus 7 in Windows Explorer and can browse the files in the Nexus 7, but when I tried to move files from ...
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Android 5.0 Lollipop device not detected via USB

When the device is set to use MTP, neither Windows, nor ADB will detect the device when connect via USB cable. I have tried multiple cables, in multiple USB ports. I have not tried other computers yet,...
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Can't view Location (textual desciption) information in Windows when opening picture taken with Camera app

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I have enabled GPS on my device and have also enabled the GPS tag feature in my Camera application. When a picture is taken, GPS information is attached to the image, and ...
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Windows mount android file system

I want to edit some files on my phone but I can not access the root folder on my phone. I'm using a rooted Google Nexus 5 running Android 5.0. I can read/write to my /, and /system by Android's ES ...
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How can I backup playlists or extract path+filename information from them (generated with builtin MP3-player)?

I like to extract playlist information (i.e. path and filenames) I've created on Android's builtin MP3-player, to copy it with the MP3 files to a bigger SDHC card. Playlist information is lost when ...
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adb unable to recognize Google Glass on Windows 7

On Windows7, I've updated the Google Glass android_usb driver configuration file to reflect the correct VID and PID and it does show up on Device manager as Android ADB interface. While the device ...
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Can I perform phone tasks through a Windows 7 PC directly?

As an developer and QA tester, spending hours on my Xperia Z1 Compact isn't too cosy. Therefore, messing around with android emulation software like BlueStacks, I run into compatibility problems, ...
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samsung galaxy prevail download mode drivers

I have windows 8.1 and a galaxy prevail running 2.3.6. I can put the device into download mode, but windows says device not properly attached or something. I'm guessing I don't have the download mode ...
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HTC One detected as CD Drive

I am experiencing a similar problem as described there: Whenever I connect my HTC One to my Windows 8.1, it is recognized as a CD Drive. So I tried the solution proposed by Macha's answer, but I ...
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Windows 7 fails to see my Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III

I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate and a Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (rooted Android 4.1.2). When I plug the phone to the computer's USB port, I can't access the phone through Windows Explorer. I ...
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Can't ping Windows 7 from Android phone and vice versa in the same network, but other machines can

I have an Android phone and a notebook running Windows 7, both are Wi-Fi enabled. Both devices are on the same network and they can't see each other (I can't ping phone from notebook and vice versa). ...
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I can't connect my phone as a debugging device

I have a newer phone (an LG G2), and I'm trying to develop on it using a new laptop for the first time (I've done this before w/ other phones and other computers). I've installed all of the Android ...
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Importing photos finds all image files, not just camera pictures, with windows 7 [duplicate]

Importing files with windows7 will detect all phone photo files and not just those under camera/DCIM directory , want to use windows so can change files names same way as when importing from camera, I ...
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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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how to populate external SD for Android

Contrary to advice given here I'm not observing LOST.DIR folder created in cases of corruption. Here's my sequence of steps: Unmount external SD card in Android. Put it into external card reader for ...
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Phone in always on usb not shown in my computer

When I plug my phone (Galaxy S2, I9100) in an ordinary usb port on a HP Folio laptop it appears in windows explorer and I can browse phone content. But when I plug it in an always on usb the phone ...
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how to move synced videos from Dailymotion app to PC

The videos I downloaded from Dailymotion app work fine through it, but how can I move and play them on PC? I know where the files are but they don;t play after changing the extension. Stored at mnt\...
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Windows 8.1 to Android 4.4

I am playing Asphalt 8 Airborne game in my Windows phone. I would like to switch over to Android and would like to continue playing it in Android. By doing so, I would not like to restart the game ...
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Is it possible to reach hidden SMB/CIFS share from Android?

I am using ES file explorer to browse my Windows shares. Now I made some SMB/CIFS shares with Linux, and it is able to make "hidden" shares, like this: [priv] comment = Private path = /media/VIDEO/...