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  1. geewhiz

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    I'm tired of using my USB cable to make file transfers to and from my PC.

    I want to do some wireless file transferring. Can anyone point me in a direction as far as to what is the easiest way to do this? Should I go the smb or FTP route?

    And btw I will mostly be trading files with a windows vista machine. I had a heck of a time getting smb filezilla and vista to talk a couple months back.

    Any suggestions? Thanks.
     

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    I use Tonido, you can either download files from your computer or upload them from your phone. It can even be used to transfer files between other computers.
     
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    My number 1 choice is Dropbox, number 2 is Samba.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. My number 1 is smb. But I think vista has it in for me.

    I have dual boot of suse that my phone can pick up on the shares right away. But my home PC will have vista running all of the time unless I go boot it into suse. That's a pain. I might as well run an FTP.

    I'd rather not use a third party software for simply sharing files.

    Anyone been successful with smb and win7? Or vista? If I was a betting man, with 7 I would probably have no problems..
     
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    Frenchy, run a samba in vista? Is this possible?
     
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    Windows 7 no problems, Vista not so sure. I haven't run Samba on Vista. Give it a shot and report your results.
     
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    I use Dropbox. It integrates with so much stuff (Google Docs, Titanium Backup, etc) Definitely an awesome choice.
     
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    Frenchy, unless I missed something, setting up a samba in vista is possible but its more work than I want to do. I'm tired of having to make simple things work in vista. Smb wouldn't budge.
     
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    Bummer. Like I mentioned in my previous post, never attempted to make Samba work w/ Vista....
     
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    usb cable!! LoL jk since my potential suggestions had already been covered, i figured id suggest the asinine! :D
     
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