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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by garybeck, May 24, 2011.

  1. garybeck

    garybeck Android Enthusiast
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    I'm sorta new to the Android world... I've had my LG Optimus for a couple weeks now and I haven't discovered a way to "explore" the files on the device, let alone another computer that it's connected to by USB or Wifi.

    The only thing I"ve come across so far is when I connect by USB, I can get on my computer and copy/paste/transfer files. But if I'm on the Optimus, I'm in the dark. And if I'm on Wifi instead of USB, I don't see anything at all.

    I'd like to be able to use Wifi to view/transfer files on my Windows PC (both directions). I'd like to be on my Optimus and "grab" a file from my computer.

    I'm guessing I need to download an app to do this?

    thanks
     

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  2. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!
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    This is the rooted (and IMO, proper) solution:

    get QuickSSHd from the market. This allows you to SSH and SCP into the phone's filesystem.

    Also get the DynDNS app, which allows you to assign a hostname to your phone no matter what IP address gets assigned. That way you can always use the hostname to connect to your phone.

    Now I can use traditional programs via the PC, like PuTTY and WinSCP to manage my phone's files. Only time I might switch to mounting the phone as a mass storage device is when I'm on 3G and need to copy over a large file. USB is faster.
     
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    swiftp - free in the market; brilliant app for accessing the phone over wifi (or cellular for that matter) from a comp

    don't know about the other direction, since i never felt the need
     
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    I use the free 'EStrongs File Explorer' to connect my phone via WiFi to a share on my PC and on my network drive.
    ES File Explorer - Android

    Harry
     

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