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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by meditek, Dec 2, 2021.

  1. meditek

    meditek Lurker
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    I have a Nexus5 and a Nexus5x both on Android 8.1. When I USB the 5 to my PC I am presented with all the sub-directories and am able to drag and drop files into them but the 5x shows no subs. Why not and how to I achieve it? USB file transfer and debugging are enabled on both.
    Thanks
     



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  2. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    I have never had any luck with USB, and only use it forcharging the phone.

    I use NitroShare to transfer files over Wi-Fi.

    https://nitroshare.net/
     
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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    have you tried different cables? when connected is it set to charge only?
     
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  4. meditek

    meditek Lurker
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    Yes, 3 cables and No as indicated in my post.
     
  5. meditek

    meditek Lurker
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    I couldn't make it work., none of my devices showed up (4).Help button didn't either.
     
  6. meditek

    meditek Lurker
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    Problem solved. Send anywhere worked painlessly.
    Thanks for your input.
     
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  7. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Glad you solved the problem.

    Did you install NitroShare on all devices?
    It must be set up to receive and active on all devices.
     
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  8. meditek

    meditek Lurker
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    Nope! But I did with 'Send Anywhere' and realised maybe I should have done. I'm sticking with SA because the whole experience worked unlike NS's dud Help button.
    I should still like to know why my Nexus 5 works painlessy with plain USB and the 5x won't.
     
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  9. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    check to see if your drivers for the phone is up to date.
     
  10. meditek

    meditek Lurker
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    Lol. Now, both my phones appear on Win10 as Nexus5x's and I can access all folders on both with USB. I can offer no explanation for this but I stopped long ago worrying about the oddities of solid state mechanics!
     
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  11. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    plus your devices are really old. not surprised you are having issues like these.
     
  12. meditek

    meditek Lurker
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    Lol, the old Apple built in decrepitude scam. No reason for not giving a more useful opinion I'd suggest. Fact is I now have USB connectivity strangely restored for these ancient items but would prefer to know how to do it deliberately. My suspicion is that, although both phones have the same Android version, for some reason the nexus5x 'forgets' it has USB file transfer set and has to be reminded.
    My phones do everything I ask of them which is virtually nothing as I hate the blasted things and the finger waving and prodding that goes with them. However I now have Flightradar24 unlimited installed so now I can amuse myself checking out the odd con trail passing by.
     
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  13. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    What 'Help' button?
     
  14. meditek

    meditek Lurker
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    The one in the top right corner of Nitros PC version with a ? on it.
     
  15. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    I dont have a PC, so I dont have that version.
     

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