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Greg
02-06-2013, 02:50 PM
I can't seem to be able to transfer a folder from my mobile phone to my PC - it only allows transfer of individual files within the folder to be transferred.

Is this normal, ie is there no way to transfer the whole folder in one go?

Phone has Android 2.3.6; PC has Vista Home Premium SP2.

I can of course do it via usb, but it's a minor irritation.

plod
02-06-2013, 02:59 PM
Have you tried pulling the folder from the computer end, instead of sending from the phone?

Speedy Gonzales
02-06-2013, 03:43 PM
Better if you brought a wireless adapter for the computer. It'd probably be a lot faster.

Greg
02-06-2013, 04:35 PM
Thanks guys. Plod, yeah tried that, but in my limited knowledge I have to get the phone to send first before the PC can get them ("better to give than to receive" Syndrome I guess).

Speedy, yeah I'll try the wireless way, the lappie does have a built-in adaptor, although speed isn't an issue.

Renmoo
02-06-2013, 05:54 PM
If all else fails - zip up the folder and transfer over.

Greg
02-06-2013, 07:10 PM
If all else fails - zip up the folder and transfer over.Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't think it warrants zipping - there's only a couple of dozen files. But out of curiosity, how the heck do you zip files on a phone?

Renmoo
03-06-2013, 11:36 PM
Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't think it warrants zipping - there's only a couple of dozen files. But out of curiosity, how the heck do you zip files on a phone?
You would need to use a third party app for that. There are a few free ones available on Google Play :)

dugimodo
04-06-2013, 09:42 AM
Not sure I'd bother anyway, I've tried Bluetooth on mine and it's slow and buggy. By the time a single medium sized file has transferred I could have walked to my car, grabbed the USB cable that lives in there, come back, and transferred several files. On top of that if you leave it running with a lot to transfer it's not unusual to check it later and discovered it halted or lost connection at some point and you have to start over.

Maybe it's just me? Bluetooth works great for headsets, streaming music, pairing a keyboard, etc - but file transfers? not really. I've tried file managers than let you copy stuff over wireless to & from shared network folders, they work ok but setting them up and then browsing to the network folder can be a bit tricky. All in all by far the most painless way is via USB.

presso
06-06-2013, 06:56 AM
I use WifI file transfer , I paid the small amount for the pro version and its a fantastic and easy to use app. Here is a link to the free version

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smarterdroid.wififiletransfer&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5zb WFydGVyZHJvaWQud2lmaWZpbGV0cmFuc2ZlciJd

stratex5
06-06-2013, 09:09 AM
zArchiver ('https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.zdevs.zarchiver&hl=en') Is a great archiving program and file explorer.

Renmoo
06-06-2013, 10:27 AM
I use WifI file transfer , I paid the small amount for the pro version and its a fantastic and easy to use app. Here is a link to the free version

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smarterdroid.wififiletransfer&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5zb WFydGVyZHJvaWQud2lmaWZpbGV0cmFuc2ZlciJd
A good, free alternative is AirDroid 2 :)

Greg
06-06-2013, 01:55 PM
I use WifI file transfer , I paid the small amount for the pro version and its a fantastic and easy to use app. Here is a link to the free version

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smarterdroid.wififiletransfer&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5zb WFydGVyZHJvaWQud2lmaWZpbGV0cmFuc2ZlciJd The crappy thing keeps telling me WiFi not connected. Sheesh, I know better than that.


A good, free alternative is AirDroid 2 :)This piece of .... requires me to register before it runs - stuff that.