General File transfer to/from PC with WiFi

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  1. whs37

    whs37 Well-Known Member
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    I like to transfer small files to and from the PC and the Nexus 7. In several threads I have seen these options (and I am sure there are more):

    FX File Explorer
    swiFTP
    Kies air
    EStrongs File Explorer

    Questions:

    a) Do any of these programs run on the Nexus 7.
    b) Which one is the easiest to use.

    Speed is not an issue because I would be using it only for small files. For large/many file(s) transfer I would use the cable.
     

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  2. sparksd

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  3. Skratte

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    second WiFi File Explorer Pro.
    I have it on my Nexus 7.
     
  4. TheAtheistReverend

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    +3 for WiFi file transfer pro. I find Bluetooth transfers to be very convenient too if the PC is Bluetooth enabled.
     
  5. M81162

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    What about Dropbox, Gdrive etc?
     
  6. CarsnGadgets

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    File Expert
    Solid explorer
    Astro

    all these have smb/windows share capability and are easy to set up and use. They all work well on the Nexus 7, I prefer Solid Explorer.
     
  7. jhsrennie

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    I do this all the time using ES File Explorer. Assuming you have set up the file sharing and firewall on your PC just ask ES File Explorer to scan for the PC then you can browse it just as you browse the on tablet storage.
     
  8. El Presidente

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    MyPhoneExplorer worked great on my TF101, you could give that a go too.
     
  9. whs37

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    Thanks guys. I will try WiFi File Explorer Pro. The 99 cents are not going to kill my budget.
     
  10. gbynum

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    +1 on ES File Explorer. I entered the (fixed) IP address of my "server" which supposedly works better ... I know it comes up automatically. I also play MP3s from the server HD on my N7, and have tried one video satisfactorily.
     
  11. viper689

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    How has AirDroid not been mentioned?
     
  12. whs37

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    Now I have ES File Explorer (had that all the time on my N7). But how do I connect with my desktop. There is no user manual. So I am a bit lost.
     
  13. jhsrennie

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    The problem is almost certainly configuring a shared folder and the firewall on your PC. I can't help with this since I use Server 2008 (I'm a developer) not Windows 7 and the sharing is different.

    Assuming you have a shared folder start ES File Explorer and tap on the "LAN" tab, then tap the "Search" icon. After about 30 seconds you'll get a list of all the servers on your network, one of which will be your PC. If you don't see your PC in the list it means that on your PC sharing isn't configured or the firewall is on.
     
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  14. EVU

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    +4 for WiFi File Transfer Pro.
     
  15. TheAtheistReverend

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    This is why WiFi File Transfer Pro is worth all 99 pennies. Easy. :smokingsomb:
     
  16. whs37

    whs37 Well-Known Member
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    I think I'll try WiFi File Transfer Pro too. I started with ES file explorer because I already had that on my N7. It is a nice program for managing the folders.

    Thanks everybody for your continued support.
     

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