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  1. MisterB

    MisterB Well-Known Member
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    I've checked the option on the phone for the FTP folder. I have made the phone discoverable, and then been able to see it on the Mac. I go through the whole thing on the Mac, enter the codes on the screen, etc. but it then gives me a warning on the Mac that my phone doesn't have any bluetooth profiles, and then simply says that the devices are paired, but not connected.

    I heard the Hero had all sorts of problems connecting with a Mac to transfer files, but one would think this new Evo would work, given the FTP folder option.

    Anybody have any ideas? Have you tried it on a Mac, and been able to get it to work?
     

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  2. Howie

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    Just tried sending a file from Mac to EVO and received "Failure reason: This transfer is not allowed by the target device" on the EVO screen. Not sure.

    edit: also just happened on my Incredible
     
  3. Defiant

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    I'm having the same problem on the EVO that I had with my Hero. I would like to get this to work. Is anyone having any luck with this?
     
  4. skinnyguy

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    i couldn't send a file from my evo to my imac. instead, i browsed the evo on my imac and pulled over the files i wanted.
     
  5. EarlyMon

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    Applications -> Utilities -> Bluetooth File Transfer

    (set preferences for showing browser window rather than file transfer window on startup)

    Things like pictures will automatically go to /sdcard/Downloads/Bluetooth and thing like vCards will simply go to /sdcards.
     
  6. j3cubcapt

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    I get this message....

    "The device does not have the necessary services"
     

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  7. whiteDiamonds

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    I just got mine to work.

    My Evo settings:
    Bluetooth on
    Discoverable on
    FTP on

    Mac settings:
    Bluetooth on
    Discoverable selected
    Under File Sharing Setup (button on the bottom of the Bluetooth Settings dialog):
    File Sharing selected
    Bluetooth Sharing selected
     
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  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Welcome to the forums!
     
  9. yankeetaino

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    How do you turn on FTP?
     
  10. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Welcome to the forums!

    Install an app like AndFTP on your Evo - you may need to turn on File Sharing on your mac under System Preferences -> Sharing - but try it without first.
     
  11. zealvd

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    I was searching on how to enable bluetooth file sharing for a HTC A620b and this page was my 2nd result.

    The above information didn't solve my issues, but definitely aided in getting my borrowed phone and Mac (OS X 10.5.8) working. Whilst these devices may be a little old I thought I'd post what I've done just in-case someone travels across this page like I have.

    After enabling Bluetooth sharing on both my Mac and HTC (instructions above) I then went into the Utilities Folder > Bluetooth File Exchange

    Using this and stepping through the wizard, I was able to pair both together and was then successful in transferring photos from my HTC to the Mac.

    :)
     
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  12. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Nice! Welcome to the forums! :)
     
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