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Transfer files PC to Android without a cable?

Post by Blackhawk » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:20 am

I've got a stack of files - a couple hundred - that I need moved in folders to my Galaxy S7. The problem is that every time I plug the phone in for the past year, it goes nuts and insists that there is moisture in the port (there is not.) I had to buy a wireless charger just to use the *#& thing. This is, apparently, a known issue with the S7.

I tried Dropbox, but the option to transfer folders is only for subscribers. I could transfer the files, but I can't choose where they go, and I can't keep the folder structure intact. I have no desire to re-sort hundreds of files by hand from within Android.

I looked at some wifi options, but they are all extremely limited without paying a fee.

Any options to do what should be the simplest damned thing in the world?
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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:29 am

This might be worth looking at.

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Post by Anonymous Bosch » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:23 pm

Blackhawk wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:20 am
I've got a stack of files - a couple hundred - that I need moved in folders to my Galaxy S7. The problem is that every time I plug the phone in for the past year, it goes nuts and insists that there is moisture in the port (there is not.) I had to buy a wireless charger just to use the *#& thing. This is, apparently, a known issue with the S7.

I tried Dropbox, but the option to transfer folders is only for subscribers. I could transfer the files, but I can't choose where they go, and I can't keep the folder structure intact. I have no desire to re-sort hundreds of files by hand from within Android.

I looked at some wifi options, but they are all extremely limited without paying a fee.

Any options to do what should be the simplest damned thing in the world?
You should be able to do it fairly easily using either AirDroid or Pushbullet.

Just follow the relevant instructions in the second or third section listed here.
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Post by tjg_marantz » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:38 pm

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Re: Transfer files PC to Android without a cable?

Post by Kasey Chang » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:17 am

On Android, I used to have an app called WiFi File Explorer or something like that. Once it's turned on, it's basically its own WiFi file server. Login via the web browser (specific IP address and port, then login and password) and you can drag/drop files as needed at wifi speeds. Didn't have use for it, nowadays, but it's an option.

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Re: Transfer files PC to Android without a cable?

Post by Rumpy » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:56 pm

Blackhawk wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:20 am

I tried Dropbox, but the option to transfer folders is only for subscribers.
When did they change this? Is it only affecting Android or is it folders overall across devices? I work on a website dedicated to a yearly event in which I receive many pictures via folders after said event in order to create a photo gallery, so you can guess that keeping them in folders is important. I never got any notice from Dropbox of any change like this, which is a major change. On the other hand, the images are shared via shared folders, so I'm not sure if that changed.
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