Share files with PC

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  1. Bertk

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    Hello,

    This is my first Smart Phone and have a question about sharing files.
    Is there a way to share file between a DI and a Windows PC over a wireless network, other than using Bluetooth?

    BK
     

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  2. Nolesfan

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    Try dropbox. You can use it anywhere and you get 2GB free.
     
  3. Bertk

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    Thanks, I did find that in search. I just wondering if it is possible to connect from DI to PC in a home network to share files similar to the way two PC's would, wirelessly.
     
  4. Howie

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    with Dropbox you can share it between the Android device and any PC connected to the internet...
     
  5. Bertk

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    So there is no way to drag and drop file from the DI to the PC directly, using wireless? :thinking:
     
  6. Incredibleguy

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    If you consider the phone to PC via dropbox wireless, then yes it is wireless. I just signed up for and tried Dropbox. I'm incredibly impressed. The share is literally instant. So if you have a file on your phone that you want on your PC, you add the file (photo, doc, etc) into the dropbox file on your phone and it's almost instantly on your PC. No wires, no hookups, no nothing.
     
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  7. Howie

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    I don't know of anything that would mount the Incredible's storage area as a local drive letter on a PC to allow drag-and-drop from the PC directly to the Incredible, no.
     
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  8. Bertk

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    Thanks, this is most likely the way I will go. :)
     
  9. gener1c

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    I know you can log into your computers with ES File Manager to share files (I use this when I am home to grab and drop files) and folders. I believe you can do this with astro as well. and then there is alway dropbox http://db.tt/6whbUI as stated above.
     
  10. Bertk

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    That pretty much answers my question, and is why I could not find an answer in my search.
     
  11. Bertk

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    Using the USB cable, I can do this with Astro also.
     
  12. slumpey

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    you can do it will estrongs file explorer. just make sure wifi is on, then click on the LAN dropdown and then choose new and search server. It found my public folders on my pc..
     
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  14. appleaj

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    I'd say Dropbox is your best bet, it's free (with limited space) and is easy to use. I use it to sync things between my laptop and desktop already anyways, works perfect for me!
     
  15. Bertk

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    You are the man!!! estrongs file explorer is exactly what I was looking for!!!
    My DI is now connected to my home network, and I can now share files between the DI and PC"s.
    Thank you very much. :D:D:D
     
  16. slumpey

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    you got it :)
     
  17. Todd M

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    slumpey, do you ever get errors transferring from the card to the LAN? I can copy from the LAN to the phone, but not the phone to the LAN with ES FE. I have Googled it and can't seem to find a fix for why it won't copy from phone to LAN.

    I keep getting an error message that states 'Failed to Copy' but won't specify why. Not sure what to look for. I can see and transfer files on the LAN to the phone, but not the other way... :thinking:
     
  18. Todd M

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    Disregard my last post. I figured it out. I had to check "Allow Network Users to modify my files" and it works both ways now.

    Man, Networking 101... :(
     
  19. Lars

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    Yep that works via LAN (samba) or ftp.

    You can also do it the other way around. You can browse the phone from a PC wirelessly, even over 3G. swiftp would be the Android app and any ftp client on the pc like filezilla.
     
  20. Lars

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    It's. Also worth checking out the built in sharing app.
     
  21. Jakaro

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    This dropbox looks sweet, have a question, with the 2GB cap, is that how much i can have in my dropbox folder at one time? or is that how much file transfer i can get per month, kind of like internet usage?
     
  22. NightAngel79

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    that is how much you can store. NO cap on how much you transfer, plus once you sign up for every person you refer if they sign up you get additional 250mb of space, up to 8gigs!! I'm up to 3.75gig free space now.
     
  23. hardyx9

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    With HomePiipe: Does anyone know where after 'UPLOAD' the files can be found ...?
     
  24. Lutherian

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    Dropbox is useless. (On the desktop, it's great, on Adroid - waste of time and money)

    Android Dropbox doesn't actually download the files, to your phone, it just shows you whats "in the cloud"
    You have to select the files to download.
    The worst part is that when you select that file again, it doesn't take it from the local copy, it downloads the file from the Could *again!* (I'm speaking about text files specifically here, it seems to work properly with pictures though)

    Worst part is that searching does not work. It won't search the contents of text files, just file names - useless waste of your time and will run up high chrages on your data plan.
    :eek:
     

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