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mobile phone file to PC

Discussion in 'A Question to the community!' started by cyberwasp, Jan 18, 2021.

  1. cyberwasp

    cyberwasp Established Techie7 Member

    For years I've used bluetooth to send and receive files to and from my pc. I've recently been looking for an easier way. I belong to the Samsung note 20 facebook group who's been trying to help to no avail. They suggested WIFI direct, nearby sharing or Dex, none of which I can't get to connect. Only, "Link to pC," connects but won't transfer files.

    I know this is a reach but I'm looking for something lioke you see in TV shows. Where they swipe the picture on the phone and it magically appears on a screen, fat chance!

    In short. I'm trying to get a five step process down to 2 or 3 at most. TIA
  2. nukecad

    nukecad Established Techie7 Member

    Upload the file from the phone to the cloud, download it from the cloud to the PC?

    Sync your phone to the PC? in effect the same thing but a bit more seamless.
    (What you describe about swiping from one device to another uses syncing).

    Older Android phones could be mounted as an external drive via USB (my Samsung S3 mini does), newer Android phones won't let you do that because Google want you to use syncing.
  3. cyberwasp

    cyberwasp Established Techie7 Member

    Now for some odd reason, my phone won't connect via blue tooth. The PC and phone negotiate and go through the pairing with the key, but then the phone says, "couldn't connect." The phone and pc however do connect to my bluetooth earpiece. This is maddening and I'd like to solve it just for that reason. And to me the cloud is a worse solution as they could easily decide to deny access or like samsung just did, refuse to back up your phones images and give no reason