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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by anneji, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. anneji

    anneji Lurker
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    Just upgraded tablet to Android 6.
    How do I import and export an image to and from the photo app with a computer ?
    I can no longer "see" the tablet file structure using Windows Explorer

  2. RonaldH

    RonaldH Member

    Same problem here with Android 6. Connecting Tab to Windows 10 (W7 upgrade to W10) pc USB port does not register.
  3. Madbat

    Madbat Android Expert

    Once plugged in to PC, pull down your notification tray on the tablet. You will see a notification that says " USB for charging".
    Tap it, more options will appear. Choose the one that says "for transferring media".

    You will now see the files in windows file explorer.
    You have to do this every time you want to transfer files.

    It's the way Android 6 works.

    Tablet now natively supports USB otg, so you can use a flash drive with it also.
  4. RonaldH

    RonaldH Member

    Thanks Madbat ... all functioning now.
    I don't quite understand what you mean 'using a flash drive'. I presume that you need a specific type of Memory Stick because of the Nexus 7 connection socket? Would appreciate an explanation ... this sounds a good method to access information that you want but which you do not want to store on the tablet.

    Edit: I meant to say that my problem was the cable I used ... it functioned for charging only so not all cables are equal! The original Nexus 7 cable OK and on connection the driver was auto installed on W10 pc and I had immediate access to files.
    #4 RonaldH, Jan 16, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2016
  5. Madbat

    Madbat Android Expert

    There are a couple ways to use a flash drive on n7. You can use a USB otg cable. It's a little (about 2 inches long) cable that's micro USB on the end for the tablet, and female USB on the other to plug in a USB flash drive. Look on amazon for USB otg (on the go).
    It used to be you needed root to use this, no more. Marshmallow now handles it very well with no modification whatsoever. Just plug and play.
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  6. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

    Thanks madbat... I was kinda thinking that you didn't need root anymore.. But didn't know for sure
  7. mydian

    mydian Android Expert

    If you want an all in 1 USB-OTG flash drive I've been using this one:


    However that one is USB 3.0, there are also ones that are USB 2.0 if you have an older PC. Although I'd assume the new ones are backwards compatible. The other option is the adapter like this that any drive can be connected to:


    Like Madbat mentioned these work great with Marshmallow. And I've had no issues using the 1st link above that I posted in TWRP. My nandroid backups (just made one actually ) are around 6GB and since I have a 16gb tablet this was my only option for making nandroid backups. :)
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  8. RonaldH

    RonaldH Member

    Thanks for your advice guys about this method of connection. I have USB3 so will go for this version.
  9. Madbat

    Madbat Android Expert

    HA! I ordered that same one (first link) a few weeks ago. Have been using it for a couple weeks. I love that thing. I use one on my N9 too. Transferring files from PC with USB 3.0 is crazy. Blazing fast.
    Twrp backups here as well. Best accessory I've gotten for my devices.
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  10. RonaldH

    RonaldH Member

    I have been using the all in 1 USB-OTG flash drive described above to look at its stored files on my tablet. However , I can't grasp how I can copy files from the tablet to this flash drive? I use OfficeSuite Pro and File Commander. It's probably very basic but I would appreciate someone 'walking me' through the process.
    Thanks Ron
  11. Madbat

    Madbat Android Expert

    Try the app ES file explorer. It will let you copy and paste files from a USB drive to the tablet, or from tablet to drive.
    mydian likes this.
  12. RonaldH

    RonaldH Member

    Thanks for your advice
    Cheers Ron

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