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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by mwterry81, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. mwterry81

    mwterry81 New Member
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    Ok I am fairly good with any tech but I have found no way to send or pull files between my Moto Droid and my PC over my Wifi in my home. Does anyone have any ideas on how this could be done? It would be a lot faster than having to plug in every time you want to transfer things wile not having to be right at your desk.
     

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  2. drowe

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    EStrongs File Explorer in the market.
     
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  3. mwterry81

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    That is the best app yet!!! thanks a lot this saves me so much time:)
     
  4. cranky_dan

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    DroidBox, free in the Android Market. Hook it up to your Dropbox account. :D

    Dan
     
  5. lekky

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    Also FTPServer does this.
     
  6. gruss

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    Estrongs file explorer or swiftp both work for me
     
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    SwiFTP is amazing!
     
  8. jimdroid

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    +1
     
  9. Reap

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    websharing and phone portal
     
  10. eebvending

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    +1 for Websharing
     
  11. doad13

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    I have Estrongs on my phone and was wondering how i access my desktop pc? I have files i want to send over but each time i try and access my pc on my phone it says 'login failure- try new user name/password?'

    Anyone have an idea on what username and password to enter?
     
  12. rcrott1

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    also Homepipe is amazing.
     
  13. Harry2

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    Try a (X) with "Anonymous"
    Edit: Did you enable the file directory (the share) in windows?

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  14. drowe

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    Use the username and password you use to login to your windows account. You might have to create a password on your windows account to have this authenticate if you don't have on already.

    I'm using Windows 7....

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  15. doad13

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    That could be why I don't have a password Il try it when I get home, and am on windows 7 x64
     
  16. Lars

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    You also have to share a folder on the windows pc or setup an ftp server on the windows pc.
     
  17. jonbar87

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    Exactly. You gotta have a username and password setup on the computer before it will work.....just like with most networking situations
     
  18. heat57

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    Thank you! Excellent suggestion. :rolleyes:
     
  19. neils31

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    or use dropbox
     
  20. pool_shark

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    The built-in files app on the D2 allows you to view and move files between the PC over wifi.
    It took me a while to get it to work because my firewall was blocking it.
     
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    What do you mean by "built-in files app"? How exactly did you get it to connect over WiFi?
     
  22. takeshi

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    Or use the administrative shares (e.g. c$) if they're accessible from your account.
     
  23. pool_shark

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    The D2 comes with a file manager.
    You go to the file manager - shared folders - add server, then either enter the name or ip of your PC, or let it scan and find it on its own.

    I also just downloaded the smb module for astro file manager, that works too.
     
  24. motomart

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    I see... If I remember correctly I can see the shared drive content with the file manager but wasn't able to do anything with the files... no move or copy/paste...

    I did other way around and I'm glad I have spent some more time to install Samba server. It works blasting fast, always turns on when it recognizes my home network and I do all file manipulation on my PC instead of a cumbersome and small touch screen. I exactly followed the instructions here http://androidforums.com/incredible-support-troubleshooting/73738-share-files-pc.html#post2122739
    Your phone is acting as any other network share, multiple files drag and drop works great, stays on when your phone locks, starts only when it finds my home network and if you pick-up other WiFi your Samba does not start.
     
  25. pool_shark

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    Using the files app I can see and move the files around.
    Using astro smb I can't actually use the files. I read that's a problem with astro smb and windows 7.
     

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