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Old September 27th, 2012, 06:26 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Thanks for the tutorial darkuni, but you cost me a lot of money I read that your PC file manager is Directory Opus. I checked it out and liked it very much, but was scared off by the hefty price tag of $69 AUD (Pro version). I then decided to compare popular file managers for Windows since the built-in Windows Explorer is so limited. After a few days, I realized that I had been spoiled by Directory Opus and tried to find a discount to help rationalize the purchase. I finally did find a discount and purchased it for $55 AUD. Note: the Light version for $29 AUD wouldn't work since it doesn't support FTP.

For those interested, you can get a free 60 day evaluation of Directory Opus Pro. I also discovered a great tutorial here: http://www.asiteaboutnothing.net/opus/. Also the license is good for your PC plus a personal laptop.
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The UI of the File Expert app has recently changed to something much different. The feedback on the Google play store seems overwhelmingly negative. I'm hoping the functionality is still good.
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No one has mentioned this yet...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funkyfresh.samba&hl=en

It's a great implementation of a SAMBA server... I got it up and running in no time...

It's got AP whitelists so that you only have shares on access points you choose

It uses every bit of wifi bandwidth it can, so it's fast for anything other than huge media files

It doesn't require any extra software on your computer (macs and windows support SMB shares out of the box)

You can Map Network Drive on your computer and access your phone files from a drive letter

You can open files on your phone in any windows program directly... just like it was a local disk...
Thanks. I tried the Samba Filesharing app and did a benchmark test copying a folder of 336 MB. It took slightly longer than Directory Opus in combination with File Expert run in FTP mode.
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guys i have this error when copying, i need help please, i can't access my SD Card

the error sound like this the file that i copy to the device not supported on this device, if it as media file , you may use windows media file
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I have been using both File Expert and ES File Explorer as FTP servers to communicate with Directory Opus (as an FTP client) on the PC. This is essentially what darkuni is doing. I prefer ES File Explorer overall, but File expert does have an option to keep the FTP link alive which is handy.
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It's so easy to just pigeon-hole all PC file managers together - but there really is a difference. The whole point of going with File Expert (for me) was that FTP is completely integrated into Dopus - meaning I can work with my phone files EXACTLY the same as any other drive plugged in (for the most part).

Even plugging the phone in with a USB cable only nets me a "basic" MTP crap device (which BARELY works within Windows Explorer and worse in Dopus).

Like I said, there are a million ways to do this - AirDroid, et al - but in the end - having a standard protocol FTP server on my device means (as always with Android) "Whateva ... I do what I want".

Sorry about the cost ... but you have to admit - it's worth the bucks once you learn to unleash its power.

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Thanks for the tutorial darkuni, but you cost me a lot of money I read that your PC file manager is Directory Opus. I checked it out and liked it very much, but was scared off by the hefty price tag of $69 AUD (Pro version). I then decided to compare popular file managers for Windows since the built-in Windows Explorer is so limited. After a few days, I realized that I had been spoiled by Directory Opus and tried to find a discount to help rationalize the purchase. I finally did find a discount and purchased it for $55 AUD. Note: the Light version for $29 AUD wouldn't work since it doesn't support FTP.

For those interested, you can get a free 60 day evaluation of Directory Opus Pro. I also discovered a great tutorial here: Directory Opus 101—How to Configure Dopus tutorial. Also the license is good for your PC plus a personal laptop.
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The functionality is much improved. The Webtop is a lot like AirDroid now. It supports integrated DLNA (!) and tons more stuff.

The new UI is "better". I have a huge list of suggestions to the developer.
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Nothing at all wrong with ES File Explorer. However, File Expert lets you make insta-sharing shortcuts on your homescreen. For me? That's HUGE. Last I checked, ES didn't offer that.

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Sorry about the cost ... but you have to admit - it's worth the bucks once you learn to unleash its power.
That's true, although I'm still on the learning curve and cannot claim to have unleashed, but a fraction of its power.
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Thanks - didn't mean for this to turn into a religious discussion.

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Nothing at all wrong with ES File Explorer. However, File Expert lets you make insta-sharing shortcuts on your homescreen. For me? That's HUGE. Last I checked, ES didn't offer that.
What exactly are insta-sharing shortcuts and how do you create them? Also, how do you use FE to access the root of phone? When I connect from Dopus, I see the sdcard only with no way to move up. I have purchased the Pro version.

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I've been using File Expert v5.0.2 with the Pro plug-in for the past few days. I find it very buggy. I've been trying to do the following, without success:
  • Access root of phone from Dopus
  • Create shortcut to any other folder besides sdcard

It seems that the developer needs to do some serious debugging. In the meantime, I submitted a bug report on their forum, but have not yet received a response. In contrast ES File Explorer seems bug free and totally consistent. I'll keep at it for a few more days hoping for a response before I abandon it and ask for a refund.
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Great tutorial ... I've had Fe for a while now, but your tut really explained a lot of things i didn't understand, THANK YOU!

I don't have a pc, but i was wandering, is there a way i can post screenshots with file expert. I have the pro version.

I've been using box.net, but i don't like how they just give you a link to click, i want the screenshot posted not a link.

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I have still not received any response from FE to either my email or forum posting. In the meantime, I have asked several questions on the ES forum and received timely response to all of them. Guess it will be ES for me; a great little program that does what it claims. BTW, I did learn that ES has a fixed timeout when acting as FTP server. The developer has stated that he will make it user-settable in the next version.
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I recommend Solid Explorer, especially for network sharing. Flip it to landscape, you get two windows and you can drag and drop to transfer files. Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Skydrive, ftp, sftp, smb/cifs and an ftp server are all built in.
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What exactly are insta-sharing shortcuts and how do you create them? Also, how do you use FE to access the root of phone? When I connect from Dopus, I see the sdcard only with no way to move up. I have purchased the Pro version.

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  • Access root of phone from Dopus
  • Create shortcut to any other folder besides sdcard

It seems that the developer needs to do some serious debugging. In the meantime, I submitted a bug report on their forum, but have not yet received a response. In contrast ES File Explorer seems bug free and totally consistent. I'll keep at it for a few more days hoping for a response before I abandon it and ask for a refund.
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I don't believe "internal storage" is available for "sharing". I've honestly never tried it. I'll give it a spin.

Sharing any folder is pretty easy:

1) Find the folder to share
2) Long Press it
3) To Share immediately, hit NETWORK SHARE.
4) To create an insta-shortcut on your home screen, hit MORE then CREATE FTP SHORTCUT. When you touch that, on your home screen, it will immediately launch FTP sharing for THAT folder, and you're ready to go.

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Great tutorial ... I've had Fe for a while now, but your tut really explained a lot of things i didn't understand, THANK YOU!

I don't have a pc, but i was wandering, is there a way i can post screenshots with file expert. I have the pro version.

I've been using box.net, but i don't like how they just give you a link to click, i want the screenshot posted not a link.

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Not TOTALLY sure what you're asking. My solution for handling the sharing of screenshots has been to use a really nice ImageShack app which returns you a direct link to the photo - ready to share.

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I have still not received any response from FE to either my email or forum posting. In the meantime, I have asked several questions on the ES forum and received timely response to all of them. Guess it will be ES for me; a great little program that does what it claims. BTW, I did learn that ES has a fixed timeout when acting as FTP server. The developer has stated that he will make it user-settable in the next version.
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I'm glad you have something that works for you. This is why competition is healthy .. Keeps EVERYONE working.

I have submitted at least a DOZEN issues/bugs/suggestions to FE's team. The problem now, I think, is that they are supporting an iOS version - so their resources are cut down. Shame. I told them it was a bad idea

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I recommend Solid Explorer, especially for network sharing. Flip it to landscape, you get two windows and you can drag and drop to transfer files. Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Skydrive, ftp, sftp, smb/cifs and an ftp server are all built in.
I reviewed it a couple versions back. IMHO, doesn't touch X-Plore - but again, that was a awhile ago.

About time to update my file manager matrix anyway ...
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X-Plore has improved a lot over time and I agree, it's very good. I prefer the Solid Explorer interface because like EStrongs File Explorer, it has less razzmatazz to it. I can see the more graphical appeal of X-Plore though. I use it to open html files.
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I don't believe "internal storage" is available for "sharing". I've honestly never tried it. I'll give it a spin.

Sharing any folder is pretty easy:

1) Find the folder to share
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3) To Share immediately, hit NETWORK SHARE.
4) To create an insta-shortcut on your home screen, hit MORE then CREATE FTP SHORTCUT. When you touch that, on your home screen, it will immediately launch FTP sharing for THAT folder, and you're ready to go.
Thanks. I've tried that, but it doesn't work if you setup a shortcut to anything not at sdcard level or below. For me it's worthless since I often want to move up or down within the phone's folder hierarchy.

BTW, you can also create an FTP shortcut in ES and it works at any level on a rooted phone. Once you connect via Dopus you can then gain access to all folders on the phone.
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X-Plore has improved a lot over time and I agree, it's very good. I prefer the Solid Explorer interface because like EStrongs File Explorer, it has less razzmatazz to it. I can see the more graphical appeal of X-Plore though. I use it to open html files.
I gave Solid Explorer (SE) a quick spin. Like File Expert, the FTP server function does not allow you to access the root. I'll continue my review.

Update: I've discovered something interesting about SE; its FTP server doesn't timeout like ES File Explorer (ES) does. I can start up Dopus on the PC and connect even when the phone is sleeping. Now I just have to see what, if any, battery penalty might be involved. I've also noticed that ES File Explorer shows up as a constant 2% drain at Settings/Battery even when it's not being used?
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recently when i joined my android to my windows vista for mass storage(i have usb debugging mode always on as i always do mass storage) i was prompted to a box saying "do you want to scan and fix removable disk (G/(h". i at first ignored and cancelled it few times but it kept on coming so i decided lets fix it anyway and checked "scan and fix" but then windows says "windows cant check the disk while its still in use"...now what to do??
i later unchecked scan and fix option and checked recover and repair option and it did work and i was able to use go through my files in android...but again when i joined the box pops up again every time
although i am able to see my files but i have noticed that all my folder's have turned into(work as) application(?????), earlier i used to just copy-paste them, as my backup, into my PC but now i cant(since now they are now folders turned application)...where am i lacking guys, what am i supposed to do??
all i want is smooth mass storage and no sticky situation
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recently when i joined my android to my windows vista for mass storage(i have usb debugging mode always on as i always do mass storage) i was prompted to a box saying "do you want to scan and fix removable disk (G/(h". i at first ignored and cancelled it few times but it kept on coming so i decided lets fix it anyway and checked "scan and fix" but then windows says "windows cant check the disk while its still in use"...now what to do??
i later unchecked scan and fix option and checked recover and repair option and it did work and i was able to use go through my files in android...but again when i joined the box pops up again every time
although i am able to see my files but i have noticed that all my folder's have turned into(work as) application(?????), earlier i used to just copy-paste them, as my backup, into my PC but now i cant(since now they are now folders turned application)...where am i lacking guys, what am i supposed to do??
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I'm no expert, but I'll respond while we await an expert response. That message is intended for things like thumbdrives that can be scanned, formatted, etc. I would definitely never allow it to scan, repair, etc my phone. This is not the tool to fix/repair the phone. If things no longer work via your USB connection, I can't really offer any advice. In my case, I'm rooted and could easily do an Nandroid restore, but I'm not suggesting that in your case since I don't really understand your present status
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I've continued to use Solid Explorer Beta2 and so far, with one exception, it seems to work well. The exception, as mentioned before, is that I can't connect to the root via FTP from PC. The advantage over ES is that it doesn't time-out. I rate both SE and ES well above File Expert.
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Or, the easy way, use Dropbox.
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I gave it a try: sloooo!

Besides, I like to keep my personal info local and accessible whether I have internet of not; maybe I'm from the old school

The OP (darkuni) says it much better than I in post #20 above, but of course each to his own.
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Wi-Fi File Transfer has a similar functionality and it is much more user friendly as well. I would suggest anybody who finds this method difficult to give it a try.
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There are tons of apps now that do it. The last time I tried WiFi File Transfer it was insanely slow. Surely they must've improved it by now.
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Wi-Fi File Transfer has a similar functionality and it is much more user friendly as well. I would suggest anybody who finds this method difficult to give it a try.
As mentioned in post #49 above, I started out with WiFi File Transfer and switched to the method recommended by darkuni in this thread. Using this method, you have additional functionality such as the ability to see dates, properties, etc for files located on the phone. I will agree, however, that WiFi File Transfer is simple and user friendly.
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I bought for less than $50 at Radio Shack a 64gb flash drive. If you have a computer, plug both the flashdrive and a USB adaptor cable (assuming a Windows OS). Select "Turn on USB" on your Android device. On Windows computer, go to "My Computer" where you should see both drives. Copy/paste files back and forth as needed.

Without a computer: You can use your Android device and swap out 2 different SD cards. Download (from Google's Playstore) "File Manager" by Rhysoft (For tablets, "File Manager HD" is better). Create a folder in the phone's internal memory to temporarily 'hold' files to be backed up. Now, either 'unmount' sd card in 'Settings/SD Card Storage" and swap out cards, OR turn off device, remove SD Card, load new SD Card and boot up device. (Follow these steps! Just pulling SD Card out without unmounting it properly or device in off state could damage your files on the card.

One other way, what I do is this: I bought from Amazon a nice, powered by ac, 7 port USB hub, made by the Plugable company ( Plugable*|*USB Devices – Hubs, Cables, Graphics, Video, Docking, SATA, Keyboards, more ) - Also you will need a special "OTG" (On The Go) USB cable that has a male USB on one end (it can be found on Amazon for $2 or $4, must be an OTG cable!), and a micro male USB on the other that should fit into your device ( you may also need a female to female USB adaptor.
Using the USB hub with your fully charged device, AND "File Manager HD" (the regular "File Manager" app does not recognize External USB devices), you're able to move files between device and whatever is plugged into the 'hub'. (Using the hub also allows me to use a USB Logitech mouse/keyboard and joystick.)

Good Luck!
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That all sounds easy but.....
when i plug in my x2 and try to "drag and drop" playlist from my pc's Itunes.
it says "cannot copy to this location"
Just want to put some playlists from Itunes on a PC to Droid X2.
Doesn't seam like it should be that hard
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I haven't been around these forums long, but it seems the Top Questions always include:

How do I move music|data|files between my Android and my computer?

Oddly enough, there doesn't seem to be a "definitive" thread on it, so I'm going to share MY methodology, add a couple alternatives and hope that this helps out all the Android newbies that have recently joined The Green Robot Army.

FAQ:

Q. I'm coming from iPhone. What's the difference?

A. iPhone needs iTunes (with some exceptions). Android is a drag and drop device - like a flash drive. You can plug it in, and just copy files over. No "sync software" is usually required. The cage door is open

Q. What if I want iTunes for my Android?

A. Check out Double Twist. It's about as close as you get.

Q. My Nexus Galaxy is an MTP device. What's the difference between this and a most other Android devices?

A. MTP mounts the device on your computer as a "media device". Many OSes will need drivers and when the device shows up, it isn't EXACTLY the same as a regular flash/usb drive. There will be more limitations as to file names, possibly folders, etc. you are allowed to use. If you want the techie details, check here.

Q. Do I have to use a cable to move files to my Android?

A. No. There are dozens of ways to do it. We will look at several.

Second, how *I* personally handle file transfers between my Android and PC.

What You Need:
- File Expert (Free; Market Link)
- Local Network (Android on WiFi on the same network as your PC)
- OPTIONAL: Good file manager (I use Directory Opus - Opus Home)
- OPTIONAL: PC FTP software (Directory Opus has this built in)
- OPTIONAL: HTML5 Web Browser (I use Chrome v17)

Method(s) Used:
- FTP
- HTTP

Skill Level:
Easy

Setting Up
1. Ensure your Android Device is on your local network via WiFi.
2. Open your FTP or HTML5 compatible Web browser on the PC.
3. Download and install File Expert on your Android Device.

We will do FTP method first, then offer the alternative HTTP experience.

Getting Started (FTP)
1. Run File Expert on your Android Device.
2. Select SHARE MY CONTENTS



3. Select START SHARE VIA FTP



4. Take note of the address presented in the pop up window. It will appear something like: ftp://192.168.1.191:2211



5. On your PC, go to your FTP program or open Windows Explorer.

6. Configure your FTP program using the above credentials or enter the address into Windows Explorer's Address Bar.



7. You will be prompted for credentials. Enter:

Username: fe
Password: filexpert

8. Your Android will appear as if it were a folder on your computer!

9. Use this as you would any other folder to drag and drop files to and from your Android.

Note: You can also bookmark/favorite:
ftp://fe:filexpert@192.168.1.191:2211

.. that passes your credentials in with the address. Try it.

Getting Started (HTTP)
1. Run File Expert on your Android Device.
2. Select SHARE MY CONTENTS



3. Select START SHARE via Web



4. Take note of the address presented in the pop up window. It will appear something like: http://192.168.1.191:8080



5. On your PC, go to your HTML5 compatible web browser and enter the address from above.



6. Once logged in, you will get a full desktop like environment in your web browser! Open up File Expert to access files, open up Gallery to see your pictures etc.

(linked because it's a big image)
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/5484/webinterfacem.png

Note: This web desktop tool uses the context menu a lot (right click your mouse).



ADDENDUM Updated 2/26/2012

1. Change the default folder on your phone

You may not like the "default" sharing location on your device - which is usually to the standard SDCARD mapping on the phone (/mnt/sdcard).

Many devices, while having an SD card slot, don't map the default SDCARD location to the card - they point it to another partition on internal memory (that way, it still works - even if you don't have a real SD card in).

On the Asus Transformer tablet, for example. There are three storage locations:
- Phone Internal Storage
- /mnt/SDCard (which is still just another location of internal memory)
- /Removable/MicroSD (which is the REAL SD card)

File Expert will default to /mnt/SDCard - wherever that might point to. On the ORIGINAL Droid phone, that path actually points to the real SD card; not to some 'fake' internal memory called SDCard.

Fortunately, it's pretty easy to change this.

a. Use File Expert to navigate to whatever folder you want to be the "default sharing folder" (this can be ANY folder on your device - not just an SDCard (real or fake)).

b. LONG PRESS the folder you want to make default.

c. From the popup menu, hit MORE.

d. On the second popup menu, select SET AS DEFAULT SHARING DIR.

At the time of writing, there is a bug in File Expert that will not "recognize" this change immediately. You can see the details of this bug (I submitted it to the FE team) here:

http://www.xageek.com/en/bbs/viewthread.php?tid=821&extra=page%3D1

It will also show you a work around. Sorry - this is a pretty new bug and I don't think they even knew it was there. I know that sucks. I'm sure they will fix it soon. Hey, maybe you'll like the cool web version better than using FTP.
thanks a lot darkuni life seems easier now i am able to do these transfers,cheers from australia.
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On Ubuntu it was more difficult
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Anyone have any success using Samba App with x86 Android builds?

Best I can get is some errors and a constant nag to end it or wait?
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I'm using Directory Opus running on my Windows 7 PC to commuicate with my Android (Galaxy Nexus) phone running ES File Explorer. When transferring files from phone to PC via FTP, the timestamp is changed to the time of transfer rather than maintaining the original (correct) timestamp on phone? This happens with other apps I've run on phone. Any clues on how to resolve this? It's a nuisance.
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I use Xplore file manager to move files between android phones and winPC.

For android system folders, like apks or /system/data, I use Winscp on winPC and sshdroid on android phone. They coupled together smooth like silk. Google winscp and install on your winPC; download installed sshdroid from google playstore, you are all set. Both are Freeware

If you are a bit tech savvy, you can use adb and push and pull. And for me, I get rid of the USB cable, I use adbwireless, works like abd but minus the USB cable, tutorial here, http://forums.androidcentral.com/virgin-mobile-optimus-v/93038-step-step-tutorial-adbwireless-refresh.html

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I use Xplore file manager to move files between android phones and winPC.

For android system folders, like apks or /system/data, I use Winscp on winPC and sshdroid on android phone. They coupled together smooth like silk. Google winscp and install on your winPC; download installed sshdroid from google playstore, you are all set. Both are Freeware

If you are a bit tech savvy, you can use adb and push and pull. And for me, I get rid of the USB cable, I use adbwireless, works like abd but minus the USB cable, tutorial here, step by step tutorial: adbwireless refresh - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com

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I've been using FTP via both Dopus (client) and Filezilla (server) on the PC and ES File Explorer (client and server) on my Android Galaxy Nexus. It works well in all respects except two. First, when copying Nandroid backups from phone to PC and then back, it often fails the MD5 checksum upon restore. I don't understand why since all other file types copy without issues. Second, a problem that I've never resolved is that the times-tamp is not preserved when copying Android to PC ie, it gets set to the current date and time on PC. Have you experience with either of these issues?
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...Second, a problem that I've never resolved is that the times-tamp is not preserved when copying Android to PC ie, it gets set to the current date and time on PC. Have you experience with either of these issues?
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No, I dont. The timestamp preserved with winscp/sshdroid. One thing I like about winscp/sshdroid it is explore-like interface, absolutely user friendly.

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No, I dont. The timestamp preserved with winscp/sshdroid. One thing I like about winscp/sshdroid it is explore-like interface, absolutely user friendly.

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That's interesting. What protocol do you use eg, SFTP, SCP, FTP? Any other hints on setting it up?

Update: think I figured it out; it must be SFTP. Got it working and as you mentioned, the timestamps are preserved
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I just installed file expert and the first thing i see is the cloud. I do not want to be sharing or uploading my data or info to anyone. Can I configure this to disable cloud and only transfer files between my phone and laptop?
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I just installed file expert and the first thing i see is the cloud. I do not want to be sharing or uploading my data or info to anyone. Can I configure this to disable cloud and only transfer files between my phone and laptop?
Welcome to the forums!

You don't have to use the cloud in File Expert.

Go to My Tools tab, tap the box to share your stuff and turn on FTP sharing.

Your files will stay on your own network, that's it.

Nothing goes to any cloud service until you configure it to.

Personally, I find the File Expert interface crowded and confusing.

Most of what you may want to do can be done more easily with AirDroid.
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