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Wifi network pc file access

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by collin.graves1, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. collin.graves1

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    Is there a way to access my computer through my phone over our home shared network without a desktop third party client?
     

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  2. pool_shark

    pool_shark Well-Known Member
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    If you're referring to sharing files between your PC and your Android device, I use ES file explorer.
     
  3. collin.graves1

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    Do I need to install anything on my pc, or just enable file sharing?
     
  4. pool_shark

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    Just enable file sharing and make sure your firewall allows the correct tcp port.
     
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  5. takeshi

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    No, most file managers can access network shares without needing a desktop component. Some may require an add-on but I don't recall which ones. I've used Astro for this.
     

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