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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

Transferring files between macOS and Android or any other MTP devices has always been a nightmare. I have tried a lot of apps and was disappointed with the poor support for Android phones on macOS. ...
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When I connect via USB (Android to PC), it automatically starts charging. How do I transfer files?

1. First, check your USB cable a. Your cable could be a "charging only" cable (i.e. only has wires to carry power and no data wires) This cable could be a charging-only cable, which doesn't ...
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adb push: sync but not copy

You would use adb push --sync, for example: adb push --sync /home/abc/ /sdcard/abc from adb --help: file transfer: push [--sync] LOCAL... REMOTE copy local files/directories to device --...
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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

That is how Android File Transfer works for Mac, since Apple doesn't support MTP mode by default. The only way for this is to mount your device in USB Mass Storage Mode (because by default, Mac ...
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Is there a way to access the phone filesystem from computer, wireless?

This solution works even over a hotspot. Simply enable Portable Hotspot on your mobile device, then connect your laptop to the Hotspot WiFi network. Tip: If you want to prevent the laptop from using ...
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How to transfer files between BlueStacks and Windows PC?

BlueStacks Media Manager Bluestacks now has a Media Manager that you can use to easily import/export files.
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Is there a way to access the phone filesystem from computer, wireless?

According to the mentioned requirements, more powerful tool to use is Sambadroid. SambaDroid is a native port for Android of the popular Samba for Linux. This application allows you to share/manage ...
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How do I get the real file path of an image?

The second one is the technically correct path. The first one, /phone/..., is just the Gallery app simplifying the display and telling you that the folder is in phone storage (instead of external ...
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How to get USB file transfer working on Oreo 8.1?

Go into Developer options, scroll down to "Select USB Configuration" and select MTP ( Media Transfer Protocol ) even if it's already selected. This solved the problem for me.
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File transfer over USB cable option no longer appears after upgrade to MIUI 10

Though I was pretty sure I'd transferred files with at least one of the USB cables I tried around the time I posted this question, I tried a third cable at work tonight and the file transfer option ...
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Is there a viable alternative to MTP for file transfer?

6 years after asking this question, finding alternatives to MTP for any reason — it is broken in my case — can still be a hassle. I stumbled upon this question and the first, very rich answer of @...
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adb push: sync but not copy

While this answer is not exactly an explanation on the usage of adb sync, it may help when your primary goal is to sync files using adb. You may be interested in adb-sync which is a Python script ...
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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

It is possible to use the "Android Debug Bridge" command line tool. It is intended to test and install apps, however it enables developers to run commands like adb ls to list all files, and adb pull &...
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Unable to get bluestack downloaded data

My path to shared data is C:\ProgramData\BlueStacks\Engine\UserData\SharedFolder
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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

There is an application called SyncMate that claim: SyncMate can easily sync personal data, media files, folders and lots more between your Mac and Android device. Mounting Android device as Mac ...
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File transfer over USB cable option no longer appears after upgrade to MIUI 10

On Windows PCs and other desktop PCs: try to use a different USB port, often rear ports have more power than the front ports which is sometimes needed by some devices use an USB 2.0 port if your ...
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How can large amounts of files be transferred to Linux via MTP?

MTP is crap for that task – OK for a few files in "small folders", but stalling for folders with many files in, or copying many files, or trying things in parallel. As you use Linux, ADB would be a ...
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How to transfer files over WiFi without a hotspot?

Step 1: Right click on the Start button and click on Command Prompt(Admin). Type the following command to check for Hosted Network feature: netsh wlan show drivers If Hosted network supported: Yes, ...
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Bypass 4GB limitation of Android file transfer

You can install android-platform-tools with homebrew. brew cask install android-platform-tools and then use adb pull (adb pull /storage/sdcard0/my_dir) like the solution above.
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How to transfer files between BlueStacks and Windows PC?

BlueStacks only provide a way to access a subfolder of the sdcard /storage/sdcard/windows/BstSharedFolder which in Windows has the path C:\ProgramData\BlueStacks\Engine\UserData\SharedFolder. The ...
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How to transfer files between BlueStacks and Windows PC?

You can install Total Commander app in BlueStacks along with FTP and SCP/SFTP (SSH) plugins and transfer the files over the network to your local PC. On Mac SSH can be enabled and transferred to your ...
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How to transfer files between BlueStacks and Windows PC?

If you want to transfer a relatively big file (i.e. 1GB): Download Droid Splitter on your Blue Stack and split the big file into smaller chunks using Droid Splitter. Transfer the smaller files to ...
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adb push: sync but not copy

"adb sync" is not relevant in your case. It is used to sync system partition to your connected adb device. It will only work if your phone is rooted and you first need to put system ...
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How to get permission for directly writing files to SD card from a PC

@LongTTH First of all, I'm not on Kitkat, but on Lollipop, just in case... You can copy files from you PC to your phone through Xender, it works perfectly. But first you must get rid of the ...
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Sync to dropbox and delete from android device

There are apps like FolderSync, which do exactly what you want for multiple cloud storage providers. Basically, you configure a folderpair to upload to Dropbox and delete the source files after ...
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File transfer with linux pc through mobile hotspot

The set up of file transfer between Android device and Linux PC is similar to Windows and can be achieved in a variety of ways. I created simple tutorial illustrating the simplest way to do it (...
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What's the fastest way to transfer files from PC to Android?

The best answer is It depends on the situation. Let me explain: Some solution make work better than others for some files than others. For instance, use Bluetooth to send a picture, or Wi-Fi based ...
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Put files from PC onto a Samsung Galaxy S7 via Wifi?

You can just install an ftp server app like Primitive ftpd or other and access your droid using an ftp client on you computer, such as Filezilla. You can also do it the other way around : share a ...
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Is there a way to access the phone filesystem from computer, wireless?

Summary of attempts, thanks to the other answers and my own tests: Using a Samba server on phone (with app Sambadroid for example) looks great, but sadly it requires root for reasons explained in ...
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Copying files from PC to "external" SD card

If you're not insisting on a wireless transfer, using an USB cable would give you at least two options: Using mtp Using adb With MTP, on connecting the device to your computer you should usually get ...
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