Windows 10: Accessing files on Android phone from Network in Windows File Explorer

Discus and support Accessing files on Android phone from Network in Windows File Explorer in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I'd like to access the files on my Android 7 (Nougat) Samsung S5 phone via Windows Explorer, presumably in Network (previously known as Network... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by THX1138, May 2, 2017.

  1. THX1138 Win User

    Accessing files on Android phone from Network in Windows File Explorer


    I'd like to access the files on my Android 7 (Nougat) Samsung S5 phone via Windows Explorer, presumably in Network (previously known as Network Locations?). Is that possible?

    :)
     
    THX1138, May 2, 2017
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  2. WP8.1 access files on windpws PC via home WLAN

    Hi there,

    Is there any possibility to access the files on my windows PC via home WLAN from my WP8.1 phone? - as on Android with ES File Explorer.

    I know it is possible via ftp server (which can be done with Pocket File Manager for example), but I would like to access my files on my PC, which is connected to the same network, without the need to start an ftp server on my WP. I was searching for days
    to find a solution. Too bad that cannot connect easily a windows phone to a windows operating system. Why is it possible with Android and not with WP?

    Thank you
     
    Zsolt Sükösd, May 2, 2017
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  3. Nikko Garcia, May 2, 2017
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  4. Accessing files on Android phone from Network in Windows File Explorer

    Caledon Ken, May 2, 2017
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  5. THX1138 Win User
    I'm very sorry, I neglected to say that I wanted to be able to do this via my home network (aka wifi) rather than USB.
     
    THX1138, May 2, 2017
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  6. Not sure that is possible, Android doesn't doesn't know about Homegroups and I don't think Android has a facility for you to log on to device.

    You very likely could use something like Dropbox or other app (Foldersync).

    I was using CompanionLink to sync appointments and contacts between Outlook 2013 and her Smasing. Gave up on that and channel everything thing through Outlook.com. (Outlook2013 <=> Outlook.com <=> Samsung S3)

    Hopefully another member will have experience doing this.
     
    Caledon Ken, May 2, 2017
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  7. cereberus Win User
    You can setup networks shares on pc and use ES File Explorer on tablet to copy files from android to pc or vice versa.

    Share files between Android and Windows with ES File Explorer - CNET

    A better and much faster way is to install FastFileTransfer on android from google store. Then simply connect to android from pc by putting IP address of android in a browser.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nsfer&hl=en_GB

    This is free, but it is worth paying for the PRO version (less than £5) as this allows you to download/upload multiple files rather than one at a time (you could put files in a zip file). Try the free version first to get hang of it.
     
    cereberus, May 2, 2017
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  8. cereberus Win User

    Accessing files on Android phone from Network in Windows File Explorer

    Dead easy - see my reply to OP.
     
    cereberus, May 2, 2017
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  9. Learn something everyday. Thanks
     
    Caledon Ken, Apr 5, 2018
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