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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mark3316, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. Mark3316

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    Normally when I connect a device such as a flash drive to my Macbook Pro, I see an icon for the device on my desktop. That doesn't happen with the Nexus. What I am wanting to do is transfer PDF files and photos from the Mac to the Nexus; how can I do that?
     

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    If you want to stay "official", you can use Android File Transfer. Otherwise, apps like AirDroid and Wifi File Transfer will work without the USB cable.
     
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    If you can connect both to the same wireless network, the N7 may well be able to see the Mac. I use the Astro File Manager on my N7 and it can see all the Windows computers on my home network and lets me copy and paste from one to another. Interestingly, none of the Windows computers can see the N7.

    Another possibility is Drop Box.
     
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    What is Astro File Manager? Where do I get it?
     
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    From the Google Play Store. You can use it to manipulate files in storage, move and copy them, and launch apps to open them.
     

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