How to transfer files over to the HTC ONE?Support

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  1. Aokusman

    Aokusman Well-Known Member

    I have the HTC one x and would like to backup my apps, the data in the apps, and settings. Is this possible? Thanks.

  2. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    Try HTC Transfer Tool in the Play Store to transfer most of your stuff to the One when you get it.
  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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  4. nomunk

    nomunk Well-Known Member

    How do I put the photos and videos from my memory card from my previous phone to the HTC One since I cannot put my memory card in the HTC One?
  5. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    What was your previous phone? You can do a few things. If it is an Android Phone you can download the HTC Transfer Tool from the Play Store and transfer the photos and videos wirelessly. Or you can transfer the photos and videos to your Computer and then plug the One into your Computer and drag and drop them into the One's DCIM folder. There are a handful of other ways to get them over as well.
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  6. nomunk

    nomunk Well-Known Member

    my previous phone was the Galaxy 2, ill try those suggestions thanks for responding
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  7. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    Someone in the HTC Transfer Tool comments on the Play store specifically mentions that it works well on the Galaxy 2.
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  8. foosh

    foosh Member

    just dump everything into DropBox and have your HTC One pick it up from there.
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  9. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    You could do that but depending on the file sizes it could take twice as long (upload and download vs just transferring).
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  10. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    Or, you've got 23gb of storage there in Dropbox free for two years so just leave those items there and import them to the phone on demand /as needed.. :confused:
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  11. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    True. I need food. :smokingsomb:
  12. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Here's the down and dirty way to share files, phone to phone, at home.

    Check out "My FTP Server"

    Use that on one phone, EStrongs File Explorer on the other.

    The ftp server will tell you the setup for your PC connection. Here's the EStrongs equivalent, just match the numbers, name and password to the server -


    Surf to the other phone, and you can grab whole folders - long press and choose Copy-to, follow the prompts.

    It's not pretty and it's a bit geeky.

    But it never fails. ;)

    You can spend a few bucks to make it slicker but my way is free.
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  13. takagari

    takagari Member

    [having to do a factory reset after copying some of my data over to my computer], I was able to copy the data content of the phone to my hdd.
    Is it possible to copy a folder back and recover all of my contacts. Txt messages call history etc? If so which folder?

    Thank you.
  14. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    if you did not use a 3rd party app to backup your text messages, there is no way to recover those.

    as for your contacts, just use your gmail account to "sign back in" to your account on the google server, and your contacts and apps will begin to re install.

    if you want to transfer files from your computer hdd, then follow whats in this thread as there are several ways to do so.

  15. takagari

    takagari Member

    Gmail didn't save anything. I just of had something setup wrong. But it never imported a thing. I had hoped the info would.of been copied. Damn.

    Thanks for the info.
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  16. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    google only saves contacts, apps. it will nor save text messages or photos. those things should be backed up using your free dropbox storage or any other cloud based storage solutions.
  17. takagari

    takagari Member

    It never saved anything. Not even contacts.
    I backed up all the data in the HTC. Is there anyway to send the file back to the htc? Overwrite the current one?
  18. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    next time use google servers and not htc. :)

    htc uses dropbox, so if you have not done so, set up your dropbox account. this is all in your operators manual thats on the phone...
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  19. takagari

    takagari Member

    I'm aware of this. And I've activated it already. Doesn't help me after the fact.
    I'm certain the data is in the drive dump. I'm uncertain if it can be recovered.

    I'm asking for help on recovering contacts from the data. Please stop telling what I did wrong.
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  20. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    Does your dump include /data/data? If so, messages and call logs are in /data/data/ in a couple of sqlite database files (mmssms.db and telephony.db. There are also a couple of journal files). Similarly /data/data/ will be your contacts, not 100% sure what "profile.db" in the same directory is.

    So, those are the data. To make use of this info you'll need to be rooted, because you won't be able to copy them back into place otherwise. But if you weren't rooted you probably wouldn't be able to copy these folders in the first place (you could do it with adb, but MTP isn't going to let you at this part of the phone's storage). How did you do the backup?

    Best is to have a look and see whether you have those files, and then we'll know whether there's anything to recover.
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  21. cannon11

    cannon11 Well-Known Member

    So I wanted to add some music to my htc one, Figured I could just drag and drop it in. But then the sync manage comes up and I click on it and apparently my software isn't up to date enough to use it cause my computer is older. Is there no other way to add music unless you sync it?
  22. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator


    this thread will help you get to the right direction. music/video files are treated the same--you want to move them from one place (your computer) to the phone.

    this thread may also help if you are having issues:

  23. cybercruiser

    cybercruiser Well-Known Member

    I'm coming from the Bionic(hopefully tomorrow) and pretty much everything I care about, (Texts, email and contacts) are all in Google cloud / Google Voice.

    Other than the above 3, already in Google, I'm find with starting fresh with a completely cleanly wiped out HTC-One. So, is there anything else I need to make sure I move forward from my Bionic??

    I don't care about:
    * pictures, movies, etc.
    * any already installed apps, I'd actually rather reinstall just the apps I actually use at this point.
    * Can't think of any other data actually on the phone I should care about??

    Anything else I'm not thinking of??
  24. willie5094

    willie5094 Member

    I transferred everything and I mean everything from my HTC Desire S to my One using the HTC transfer tool and it was a doddle, both phones need to be connected wirelessly for best transfer. Good luck.
  25. mjs518

    mjs518 Member

    My old Thunderbolt keeps losing it's Wifi connection every time I try to use the HTC transfer app!
    I downloaded the app a few days before I got the new One and the 4 digit code came right up.
    What am I doing wrong!

    OK, I moved all my photos from old phone to new ONE. Now how do I get them from dropbox app to the Gallery where they belong?

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