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# 78711 6-Mar-2011 18:24
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I've decided to copy some of my media to an Android device, and try Zimly... But after I copy a file to the device storage, Zimly can't find it.

Is there any specific folder where I should put files on?

 




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  # 446058 6-Mar-2011 18:32
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  # 446095 6-Mar-2011 20:13
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Slightly off topic but i've found andoid a bit of a pain to transfer songs or other data to the sd-card so I got to the stage of taking out the sd-card and just using the laptop until i discovered FTPServer for android which is in the market.

Just simply sets up the phone as an FTP server and use your favourate ftp client on the same wifi network to transfer data.

You can by all accounts use it on 3g too if you're not using a firewalled APN.

Very good way to get your songs onto the device or even download the photos you've taken on the phone

 
 
 
 


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  # 446118 6-Mar-2011 21:21
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There's also Android Manager Wifi: http://global.mobileaction.com/product/product_AM.jsp




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  # 446119 6-Mar-2011 21:22
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oh I also just remembered if you use Aldiko for ebook reading then there's a great Windows app called Calibre that can manage your ebook library, convert files and also send ebooks to the right directory on your Android phone when it is plugged in via usb.




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  # 446648 8-Mar-2011 13:39
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I recommend either

1 es file explorer. Browse windows network shares on the phone via wifi and then copy paste.

2 samba. turns phones sd card into a windows network share over wifi. Then you can drag media onto the phone using your pc and windows explorer




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  # 446723 8-Mar-2011 18:42
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nitrotech: Slightly off topic but i've found andoid a bit of a pain to transfer songs or other data to the sd-card so I got to the stage of taking out the sd-card and just using the laptop until i discovered FTPServer for android which is in the market.

Just simply sets up the phone as an FTP server and use your favourate ftp client on the same wifi network to transfer data.

You can by all accounts use it on 3g too if you're not using a firewalled APN.

Very good way to get your songs onto the device or even download the photos you've taken on the phone


Estrongs File Explorer lets you access windows / Samba shares on your PC and grab loads of files all at once and copy them to your phone. I use it all the time. There are several apps that do this, but I've always used Estrongs and been happy with it.  





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  # 446726 8-Mar-2011 19:03
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i use dropbox, have it installed on all pcs on my network, so regardless what pc im on, i can sync/upload to my phone at any time. very handy!




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  # 446727 8-Mar-2011 19:04
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P.s. Es = e strong




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  # 446922 9-Mar-2011 12:40
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Dropbox looks cool, going to use it.
But is there a way I can sue my phone to navigate on my pc via 3g as well as WiFi and access files whenever I want with out having to make sure I've put it into dropbox?

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  # 446938 9-Mar-2011 13:06
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Hi Ungeek,

I would suggest you investigate FTP - File Transfer Protocol. I have installed an app called File Expert, and from that I set the phone as an FTP device. From there I can see and move files on the computer once I set up an FTP program on the computer, and make the connection. It is a little geeky, but this is Geekzone!. There are lots of tutorials on the net if you want to explore this option.

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  # 446958 9-Mar-2011 13:47
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Samba app would be easier than setting up ftp




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  # 447084 9-Mar-2011 21:29
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Maybe it's different on the N1 but all I do is connect the phone to the PC, turn on the USB drive and access files on the phone using Windows Explorer. That doesn't seem too hard for me.




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  # 447096 9-Mar-2011 21:48
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It's really really hard to do that when you are not at home....

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  # 447098 9-Mar-2011 21:49
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kiwijunglist: Samba app would be easier than setting up ftp


Had a look at it, it makes your phone part of your home network via WiFi. Not what I'm after.
I want to be able to access files on my pc via 3g where ever I am.
 

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I use dropbox to transfer file maybe you guys can help me to increase the size the referrals link as below
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